Publication scheme

Wakefield Council has a responsibility, as directed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), to operate a Publication Scheme, whereby we pro-actively make information available to the public. The Scheme covers a number of different areas, including the services provided by the Council, what money we spend, how we make decisions, how well we are performing and what policies are in operation.

The section of the Council's website which covers the Scheme (please see below) has been designed in such a way as to be easily navigable, with clear subject headings and links to the latest information which is held. This data will be updated on a regular basis.

Who we are and what we do

Council Constitution

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/policies-and-procedures/constitution

Council democratic structure

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/access-to-information/how-council-is-run/statutory-duties-of-senior-management

Council directorate structure

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Documents/access-to-information/senior-executive-remuneration/wakefield-council-management-structure.pdf

Location and opening times of Council properties

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/a-to-z-of-services

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/markets

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/libraries-and-local-history

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/events-and-culture

Currently elected councillors' information and contact details

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/councillors-and-mayor

Contact details for customer facing departments

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/contact

Most recent election results

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements, budgets and reports

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/budget-and-spending

Financial audit reports

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/budget-and-spending/statement-of-accounts

Members' allowances schemes and the allowances paid under them to councillors each year https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/councillors-and-mayor/councillors-allowances

Procurement procedures

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/business/procurement-tendering

Details of contracts being tendered and awarded

https://datamillnorth.org/dataset/wakefield-procurement

What are our priorities and how are we doing?
How we make decisions

Timetable of Council meetings

http://mg.wakefield.gov.uk/ieDocHome.aspx?bcr=1

Agendas, officers' reports, background papers and minutes of Council committee, sub committee and standing forum meetings

http://mg.wakefield.gov.uk/ieDocHome.aspx?bcr=1

Major policy proposals and decisions

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/councillors-and-mayor/delegated-decision-registers

State of the District

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/access-to-information/stats-facts-maps

http://www.wakefieldjsna.co.uk/

Public consultations

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/have-your-say

Internal communications guidance, criteria used for decision making, internal instructions, manuals and guidelines

Guidance for Elected Members http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/standardscommittee/guidance-for-elected-members.pdf#search=Governance

Overview and Scrutiny in Wakefield http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/access-to-information/overview-and-scrutiny/overview-and-scrutiny-at-wakefield-council

Petitions - http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/have-your-say/how-to-create-a-petition

Our policies and procedures
Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records

http://licensing.wakefield.gov.uk/paforlalpaclive/1/wcahome/

Asset registers and information asset register

https://datamillnorth.org/dataset/wakefield-land-and-building-assets

Register of councillors' financial and other interests

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/councillors-and-mayor

Register of gifts and hospitality

http://mg.wakefield.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1

Members' register of gifts and hospitality are included on each individual Member's web-page.

Highways, licensing, planning, commons, footpaths etc.

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/rights-of-way/register-of-landowner-statements-and-highways-statements-and-declarations

http://licensing.wakefield.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/1/LicensingActPremises/Search

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/planning/planning/development-management/view-or-comment-on-planning-applications-online/view-applications-online

Register of electors

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections/electorate-statistics

Services provided by the Council

Services for local businesses

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/business/business-support/business-support-services

Services for members of the public

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/a-to-z-of-service

Information for visitors to the area, leisure information, events, museums, libraries and archive collections

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/a-to-z-of-services

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/markets

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/libraries-and-local-history

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/events-and-culture

https://www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/

Media releases

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/newsroom

Election information

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections


Certain data relating to Wakefield Council is published on the Data Mill North site, and can be accessed via the following link;

Go to Data Mill North

The Data Mill North site also contains data held by a number of other organisations.

Information held by Wakefield Council which is not published under the Scheme can be requested by means of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of how to submit such a request can be accessed via the following link;

Find out how to request information from Wakefield Council