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Freedom of
Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by all UK public bodies, including Salisbury City Council.

The Act is designed to:

Encourage greater openness and accountability in the services we provide
Help improve your level of trust in public authorities
Encourage improvements in the way we interact with you


The Act requires authorities to maintain a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the information that we publish as a matter of routine. Our Publication Scheme sets out the classes of information that we publish, how it will be published and accessed, what fees there might be, and the procedure for making requests etc. The scheme is intended to ensure that a wide range of information is easily available without the need to make specific requests for information.

For information not held on our Publication Scheme or available through other means, for example, our website, any person may make a request in writing to us asking for information. Subject to legal reasons, we are obliged to state whether we hold that information and if so we are required to provide a copy.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access your own personal data, for more information please contact the council on 01722 342860.

How to make a
request for information

If you wish to make a request for information, you will need to do so in writing, by email or post, to the City Clerk via the contact details below. Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

If you need advice or assistance in making a request, please contact the City Clerk using the contact details below.


Telephone: 01722 342860
Postal Address:
City Clerk
Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP11JH