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Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides rights of public access to information held by public authorities.

 

The Act requires every public authority to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, and to publish information in accordance with the scheme. A publication scheme sets out the kinds of information that a public authority should make routinely available.

 

The scheme below lists information under seven broad classes.

 

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Part 1 - Who we are

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Council Constitution

How the council makes decisions and who is responsible
for those decisions

No

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Ask for Democratic Services

Democratic Structure

Council Committees to Vale MEPs

No

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Ask for Democratic Services

Directorate Structure

List of Directorates to Departmental Service Plans

No

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Ask for Democratic Services

Location and Opening Times of Council Properties

No

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Opening times vary between services

Currently Elected Councillor’s Information

No

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Ask for Electoral Registration

Recent Election Results

No

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Electoral Registration

Relationships with Other Authorities

No

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Part 2 – What we Spend

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Find out how the council spends your council tax

No

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ask for Principal Accountant

Statement of Accounts 

No

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ask for Principal Accountant        

Capital Programme

Search council minutes for specific projects

No

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ask for Principal Accountant   

Staff Allowances and Expenses No

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ask for Human Resources

Pay and Grading Structure No C1V (01446) 700111

ask for TransAct

Election Expenses May apply

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Electoral Registration

Procurement Procedures No C1V (01446) 700111
District Auditor’s Report   C1V (01446) 700111

ask for Principal Accountant

Funding for Partnership Arrangements May apply C1V (01446) 700111

ask for Principal Accountant

 

Part 3 – Our Priorities 

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Annual Reports (Improvement Plan) No C1V (01446) 700111

Strategies and business plans for services provided by the Council

Community Strategy 2010-2020

 

No

 

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Improvement local performance plan No C1V (01446) 700111
Children and Young People’s Plan No C1V (01446) 700111
Forward Plan No C1V (01446) 700111
Capital Strategy No C1V (01446) 700111
Improvement performance indicators – Improvement Plan No C1V (01446) 700111

Inspection Reports

No C1V (01446) 700111
Service standards No C1V (01446) 700111

 

Part 4 – How we make Decisions

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Agendas, Officer’s Reports, Background Papers and Minutes of
Council Committee, Sub Committee and Standard Forum Meetings

No

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Major Policy Proposals and Decisions

No

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Facts and Analyses of Facts Considered when Framing
Major Policies

Corporate Plan

Consultations

Citizen Panel

Consultation in Social Services


 

No

 

 

 

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Internal Communications Guidance, Criteria used for Decision
Making, Internal Instructions, Manuals and Guidelines
.

No

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Part 5 – Policies and Procedures

Please note that although most information is available on our website, if you need to request paper copies the Council may levy a charge for providing this information.

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Policies and Procedures for Conducting Council Business No C1V (01446) 700111

Policies and Procedures for Delivering our Services

Standards of Service

 

No

 

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Policies and Procedures about the Recruitment
and Employment of Staff

Welsh Language Scheme

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equality Schemes and Impact Assessments

Recruitment & Employment of Staff

Vacancies

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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Customer Service

Access to Information Complaints

 

No

 

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The FOI Unit

Democratic Services

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Barry

CF63 4RU

 

Email: FoiUnit@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Records Management and Personal Data Policies No

The FOI Unit

Democratic Services

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Barry

CF63 4RU

 

Email: FoiUnit@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

 

Part 6 – Lists and Registers

For inspection please contact relevant service area

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

Public Registers and Registers Held as Public Records

 

 

Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

No

Current Register

By Inspection

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Environment Permitting Regulations

No

By Inspection

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Dog Warden Impound Records

No

By Inspection

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Food Premises

No

By Inspection

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Licensed Caravan Sites

No

By Inspection

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Public Sector Housing - Houses in Multiple Occupation

No

By Inspection

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Local Authority Pollution Control

No

By Inspection

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Private Water Supplies

No

By Inspection

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Public Sector Housing – Statutory Notices

No

By Inspection

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Register of Health & Safety Prosecutions

No

By Inspection

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Register of Health & Safety Notices

No

By Inspection

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Lists of premises licensed by the Council

No

By Inspection

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Asset registers

No

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Information Asset Register

n/a

n/a

Disclosure Logs

n/a

n/a

Register of Councillors' Financial and Other Interests

May apply

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Democratic Services

Register of Gifts and Hospitality

May apply

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Monitoring Officer

Commons

 

No

Land Charges

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Footpaths

Public Rights Of Way - Register of Applications for any Order
under S.53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981,
Statutory Declarations under S31 of the Highways Act 1980,
and applications for Diversion Orders

No

Footpath Officer

 

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Planning Registers

No

 

 

Register of Electors

No

Electoral Register

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Part 7 – Service provided by the Council

Information about the services the council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

 

Document

Exemptions Apply

Availability / Contact

A – Z of services for which the Council is entitled to recover a fee
together with those fees

No  

Advice and guidance

A – Z of recycling

Biodiversity (general information)

 

No

 
Allotments No C1V (01446) 700111

Bowls - outdoor

No

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Building Control

Building Control Guidance

Making an Application

Regulations

Builders

Built in Quality Awards

Customer Service

Building Control Contacts

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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Council Tax Collection

Council Tax / Housing Benefit

No

 

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Car Parking – Barry Island Car Park No C1V (01446) 700111
Car Parking – Ogmore By Sea Car Park No  
Cleansing – bulky household items (max 5 items) No C1V (01446) 700111

Cleansing – bulky household items (max 5 items)

Commercial waste

  • blue recycling box
  • Duty of Care Note documentation
  • sacks
  • plastic wheeled bins
  • steel wheeled bins

No

 

 

No

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(Information on beaches, Blue Flag and Seaside Award) No C1V (01446) 700111

Countryside,

(Information on Heritage Coast, Country Parks, Public Rights
of way etc) Golf (pitch and putt)

No C1V (01446) 700111

Election Information

Electoral Registration,

Use your vote - general information

Election Results 2008,

Electoral Register (frequently asked questions),

Community Notice of Poll,

County Notice of Poll,

Local Elections 2017,

Results of Uncontested Election,

Statement as to Persons Nominated,

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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ask for Electoral Registration

Environment

Biodiversity

Countryside

Environmental Protection

Home Energy

(Grant Organisations, Tips on energy saving, useful web links,
insulation projects)

Landscape Design

Recycling & Waste

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

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Environmental Protection,

(A wide range of information about environmental health
including the quality of local bathing waters, air and noise
pollution, swimming pool safety, asbestos, contaminated
land and the role of the dog wardens.)

 

 

No

 

 

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Freedom of Information

Requests for information – subject access (Data Protection
Act 1998)

 

Requests for information – third party access (Environmental
Information Regulations 2004)

 

Requests for information – third party access (Freedom of
Information Act 2000)

 

 

 

 

May apply

 

 

 

 

 

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Garden Composter Unit

Garden Composter Unit Delivery

Garden Composter Unit – residents on benefit (Collected from
Alps Depot)

Garden Refuse Sacks – for the public

Garden Refuse Sacks - shops

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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Highways

Highway maintenance

Parks and Gardens

Recycling and waste

Traffic, roads and development

 

Highway Permit – scaffolding

Highway Permit – skips

 

Slipways – Sully & Penarth permits

Slipways – Sully & Penarth replacement/ additional keys

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

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Housing

Public sector

Private sector

 

Housing Grants – agency service for applicants

 

 

No

 

 

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Information for Visitors to the Area

Leisure and Physical Activity

Events in the Vale

Parks and Gardens

Arts and Culture

 

 

No

 

 

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Leaflets, Booklets and Newsletters

Social Services

Heritage Coast brochure

 

No

 

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Leisure and Activities

No

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Libraries

No

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Licensing

Licensing Premises Fees

Licensing Permits, Notices and Registration fees

 

 

 

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Life in the community

Registry - life events

Helplines

Community Development

Volunteering

 

 

No

 

 

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Media Releases

No

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Parks and gardens

 

Planning

Planning Applications

Application Forms

Planning Policy

Appeals

Enforcement

Planning A to Z

Planning Contacts

No

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

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Public Order and Justice

Crime & law enforcement

Civil Protection Unit

Youth Offending Service

 

No

 

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Regeneration (Urban and Rural)

No

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Registrars, births, deaths and marriages

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Schools

Admissions

School Transport

School Uniform Grant

School meals

Inset Days

 

 

No

 

 

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Services

Services for Other Organisations

Services for Members of the Public

   

Social Care

Care

Change Plan

Disability

Parenting

Public Information Catalogue

Training

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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Taxi fees

No

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Transport

Public Transport

Road Safety Information

Schools

Trading Standards,

Consumer advice etc

Transport A to Z

Transport Contacts

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

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Waste Awareness bags – reusable jute shopping bags

 

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