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View the council's published information

Powys County Council is committed to openness and transparency.  This Publication Scheme explains the types of information you can expect to view.  If the information isn’t available on this website, or if the information you want is not listed on this page, you can ask us for it using the links on this page

Some items are requested more often, such as information about public health funerals, council tax and business rates.

You can ask us for any information that we hold, so you may find it helpful to know what information we have. 

Please note that document names are examples and may not reflect the exact document available.

The Council’s Constitution: Our rules and procedures.

Council democratic structure: Information about the function and process of meetings (Council Meetings, Executive and other Committees).

Council directorate structure: Our organisational structure and contact details for the Chief Executive and Corporate Directors.

Location and opening times of council properties: Council buildings with public access, libraries, leisure centres, schools, registration offices.

Councillors’ information and contact details: Currently elected councillors including party, membership of committees, address, telephone number and email contact.

Contact details for all customer-facing departments: Find the service you want on this website.

Most recent election results: Election results indicating the political composition of the Council.

Relationships with other authorities: Information for example about Powys County Council and Dyfed Powys Police, Powys Teaching Health Board or the Welsh Trunk Road Agency.

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports: The council’s Statement of Accounts.

Capital programme: The Capital Strategy and Asset Management Plan

Spending reviews: The council’s Statement of Accounts and Committee reports.

Financial audit reports: For example Annual Governance Reports and Best Value Reports.

Members’ allowances: The allowances members are entitled to claim and the amount each member received in expenses.

Staff allowances and expenses: Mileage, accommodation, subsistence rates that can be claimed by staff.

Pay and grading structure: Salary bands for all grades, including senior and chief officer grades

Contracts: Details of contracts currently being tendered; procurement policies and guidance; contracts currently available for public tender.

List of contracts awarded and their value: Contracts awarded under the Public Contract Regulations 2006 as published in The Official Journal of the European Union.

District auditor’s reports: For example District Audit Reports, Annual Governance Reports and Best Value Reports

Financial statements for projects and events: The Council’s Statement of Accounts

Internal financial regulations: Financial regulations under the council’s Standing Orders, as contained in the council’s Constitution.

Funding for partnership arrangements: Partnership funding for joint endeavours.

Annual reports: the council’s Annual Report and the One Powys Plan.

Strategies and business plans: strategies, business and service plans for directorates, departments and services including the One Powys Plan and the Capital Strategy and Asset Management Plan.

Performance plans: for example best value performance plans and auditor’s reports.

Performance reviews: performance information including for example Comprehensive Performance Assessments, the One Powys Plan, Equalities Performance reviews and performance improvement plans for departments.

Strategies developed in partnership with other authorities: For example housing strategies and plans, education strategies, homeless strategies, customer involvement strategies, crime reduction strategies.

Forward plan of Key Decisions: for example, forward work plans for our Cabinet, Scrutiny Committees and Audit Committees.

Capital strategy: Capital and Asset Management Strategies and Plans.

Best value performance indicators: Information about the Council’s Best Value Performance Plan and about inspections and annual governance reports.

District auditor’s reports on the best value performance plan and performance indicators: for example within District Audit Reports, the Annual Report and Best Value Reports.

Comprehensive performance assessment: Information about Comprehensive Performance Assessment, or equivalent.

Inspection reports: Publicly available inspection reports. 

Local Area Agreements: Partnership agreements made by the Council by working with various groups and partnerships in the public, private, voluntary, community and faith sectors.

Statistical information: Produced in accordance with the Council’s and departmental requirements.  For example information about schools attendance, and population and employment.

Impact assessments: Executive Reports containing Impact Assessments (such as Equality Impact Assessments).

Service standards: Customer Charter and service standards

Public service agreements: Local public service agreements.

Timetable of council meetings: Committee dates for the current year

Meeting documents: Agendas, officers’ reports, background papers and minutes of council committee, sub-committee and standing forum meetings.

Major policy proposals and decisions (and supporting facts): The One Powys Plan, meeting documents and portfolio holder decisions.

Public consultations: Consultation papers or information, any summary of the responses and the outcome of the consultation exercise.

Policies and procedures for conducting council business: The council’s Constitution.

Policies and procedures for delivering our services: For example Customer Charter and Strategic Equality Plan.

Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff: For example employment information, current vacancies, Recruitment Policy, Equality and Diversity Policy, Human Resources Policy, Health and Safety Policy.

Customer service: For example Customer Service Policy and Complaints policy.

Records management and personal data policies: For example Data Protection Policy and Records Management Policy.

Charging regimes and policies: For example Licensing fees and charges, Building Control charges, Local Land charges.

These may be available for inspection only.

Public registers and registers held as public records: For example the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Register of Electors, Register of Premises. Licences and Club Premises Licences, Register of Hackney Carriage Drivers.

Asset registers and information asset register: For example, the Corporate Asset Management Plan.

Register of councillors’ financial and other interests: Register of Members’ Interests in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 [Section 81].

Register of gifts and hospitality: For council officers at assistant director level and above.

Highways, licensing, planning, commons, footpaths etc: For example Definitive Maps, Register of Adopted Highways, Register of Planning Applications, Register of Common Land.

Register of electors: The Register of Electors and information about the Register and where it can be inspected.

Details of all the Council’s Services can be found on this website.

Regulatory and licensing responsibilities: For example hackney carriage licensing, motor salvage licensing, amusement licensing, liquor licensing.

Services for local businesses: For example business services and advice in respect of financial support, property advice, business opportunities.

Services for other organisations: For example, youth groups and club activities.

Services for members of the public: Details of all the Council’s Services can be found on this website.

Any fees which may be charged for services: For example Licensing fees and charges, Building Control charges, Local Land Charges.

Information for visitors to the area: For example, leisure information, museums, libraries and archive collections.

Leaflets, booklets and newsletters: Various leaflets and council publications available in council offices, district centres, libraries etc.

Advice and guidance: For example advice on debts and benefits, consumer advice, affordable housing.

Media releases: Press statements and releases.

Election information: For example election results, forthcoming elections and voting procedures.

Re-use of published information

Unless covered by the terms of a specified licence, the council’s express permission must be obtained before re-using information described on this page. Please use the contact details on this page to request permission.

We try to provide information freely whenever we can.  When we do have to charge you for information, charges will be justified, transparent and kept to a minimum.

Charges may be made for actual disbursements such as:

  • Photocopying/printing
  • Postage and packaging
  • The cost directly incurred as a result of viewing information

Charges may also be made for information where they are legally authorised.  A schedule of fees will be published for such information. 

Charges may also be made for making copyright datasets (or parts of datasets) available for re-use.

If you do not find the information you need on this website, we will try to provide the information you request where legally possible, and we provide advice and support if needed. You have a right to ask us for information under legislation, especially the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Act 2004 and the Data Protection Act 1998

Ask us for information about the council

Ask us for personal information held about you

Your right to information is only limited by the conditions and exemptions set out in the above legislation.

EIR exceptions

FOI exemptions

If you are not satisfied with council’s response when you try to obtain information, you may wish to make a complaint

If you are still not satisfied after going through the Council’s complaint and appeals system then you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner whose address is:

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700

Website: http://ico.org.uk

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