Making a requestJun 28 2022
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a general right of access to information held by public authorities. The Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership is constituted of public bodies and therefore is subject to the Act. The Act is designed to foster a culture of openness through creating and maintaining a publication scheme which provides disclosable information without waiting for it to be requested. By virtue of the principles of the Act, there is a presumption that information will be released and the emphasis is on disclosure. However the Act makes provision for withholding information that could be harmful to disclose and offers 23 exemptions that may be applied to information falling within these exemptions. Information that is exempted under the Act will be fully justified within the response letter.
Freedom of Information Requests received by the Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership are dealt with by the Freedom of Information Manager.
All requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 MUST:
- Be made in writing;
- Contain a name and address for correspondence (this can be an email or postal address);
- Clearly state the information that is required.
The Act requires that we respond within 20 working days from the day after your request is received subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.
We always try to respond as early as possible and in any event to meet this deadline. On occasion our response may be delayed, particularly if your request is large or complex. We will contact you if there is going to be a delay. However, we can extend the response time beyond the 20 working days if it is necessary to undertake a public interest test when deciding whether to release information.
Please Note: Information given under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is considered to be suitable for release “to the world” and therefore, no information will be given relating to a specific offence.
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will remain unanswered.
Requests can be submitted to: