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

Council democratic structure

Council directorate structure

Location and opening times of Council properties

Currently elected councillors' information and contact details

Contact details for customer facing departments

Most recent election results

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements, budgets and reports

Financial audit reports

Members' allowances schemes and the allowances paid under them to councillors each year

Procurement procedures

Details of contracts being tendered and awarded

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

Timetable of Council meetings

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

Major policy proposals and decisions

State of the District

Public consultations

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

Guidance for Elected Members

Overview and Scrutiny in Wakefield

Petitions -

Our policies and procedures
Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records

Asset registers and information asset register

Register of councillors' financial and other interests

Register of gifts and hospitality

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

Highways, licensing, planning, commons, footpaths etc.

Register of electors

Services provided by the Council

Services for local businesses

Services for members of the public

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

Media releases

Election information

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