Freedom of Information

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Act requires all public authorities, including Councils, to be open with information. The Act says that people should have access to all types of recorded information held by the Council. However there are certain situations where the Council can deny public access to this information, these exceptions are included in the Freedom of information Act. The Act says that the Council must adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme and that any person who makes a request to the Council, in writing, for information must be informed whether the Council holds that information and supplied with that information unless that information is exempt.

What is a Publication Scheme ?

A Publication Scheme is a guide to the information that the Council routinely publishes. It includes all forms of information from a bound book or brochure to a mass produced leaflet and web based information.

The purpose of a Publication Scheme is to ensure that much of the information is available without the need for a specific request. The Publication Scheme explains the kinds of information that the Council routinely makes available, the way the Council provides the information and what we may charge for.

Publication Scheme - updated September 2016 - details of information that is published by Mid Sussex District Council.


Senior Information Governance Officer
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS Telephone:
01444 477422