Freedom of Information request

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to openness in its operations. To this end, it is working to make as much information as possible accessible to the public. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public the right of access to information that Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council holds and the public may also receive copies of that information.

The Councils Disclosure Log lists our responses to previous requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 which are of wider public interest. Before submitting a new request, please check the disclosure log to confirm if the your request has already been answered.

If you cannot locate the information you seek within our disclosure log please feel free to submit a request directly to the Council.

A request must be made in writing and addressed directly to the Council. All requests for information must include the following:

  • A contact name, telephone number and an address to which a reply can be sent.
  • Sufficient information which will easily identify exactly what information is being requested. In the circumstances where a request does not clearly identify what information is being requested, further clarification will be sought.
  • A preference as to how the information is to be supplied, for example in paper format, electronically etc.

Please use the electronic forms on the right of the page to submit your request. You can also email your request directly to the Freedom of Information Officer at FOI@merthyr.gov.uk. Alternatively, please post your requests to the Freedom of Information Officer at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Once we receive your request we are required to provide a response within 20 working days.

Receiving the Information.

Although we will always make information available wherever possible, there may be cases where there is a valid reason why we can’t provide it. It might simply be that we don’t hold the information that has been asked for, or one of the exemptions/ exceptions set out in the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations might apply.

If this is the case, we will provide a full explanation in writing as to why we are unable to provide the information. For further information on exemptions please see the exemption procedure located in the document links section to the right of this webpage.

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