Publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requires the council to provide a publication scheme. This is to let people know the information we make available.

Our publication scheme identifies:

  • information published by Medway Council
  • how that information can be obtained
  • any charge made for the information.

The information covered by the act also includes information published on this and other websites.

Our publication scheme is approved by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO is responsible for promoting good practice and ensuring compliance with Freedom of Information (FOI) and data protection laws.

Who we are and what we do

Find out about organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance below.

The council

Relationships with other councils

We work in partnership with other councils. 

Locations and buildings

Our locations and buildings include: 

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections, and reviews.

How we make decisions

Our decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures

Our written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the council.

The services we offer

Information about the services we offer including advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and newsletters:

Excluded information

Some information is excluded from publication and where this is the case, we clearly state the reason.

General correspondence sent or received by the council is excluded throughout the scheme, as is all information relating to private individuals because it is personal data protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.

In certain cases, a limit has been placed on the age of some documents that will be made available under the scheme.

Request information

Not all information we publish is in the publication scheme. You can make an FOI request to view any information that is not routinely published, with some exemptions.

Request personal data

Under the Data Protection Act individuals may request copies of their personal data held by the council.

Request information in an accessible format

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille complete our online form:

Request information in an accessible format

Or phone 01634 333 333.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 20 working days.

Our Community Interpreting Service will translate documents into other languages.

Charges and fees

There is no charge for accessing publication scheme information available on our website.

We may charge a fee if a large amount of printed material is needed. We will tell you about any photocopying fees at the time of your request.

Contact and feedback

Any feedback you provide will be used in our reviews to make improvements to the publication scheme.

Send your feedback to: freedom@medway.gov.uk.

Or write to:

Information Governance Team, Legal Services
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent, ME4 4TR

Find out how to make a comment, compliment, or complaint on our contact page.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Get more information about the publication scheme and the Freedom of Information Act from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

Phone: 01625 545 745

Write to: ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Website: ico.org.uk