Freedom of Information and Data Protection

Wirral Council is committed to openness and transparency in all of its business dealings. We aim to provide access to as much information we hold as possible.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your right to know

The Freedom of Information Act entitles anybody to ask a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Government departments, for any recorded information that they keep. A list of organisations covered by the Act is available.

This is in addition to peoples' rights of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998, and other existing legislation that already secures public access rights to much information held by a local authority.

The general right of access under the Freedom of Information Act is subject to some exemptions and the Act places a number of obligations on local authorities.

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Any expression of discontent with a decision made in relation to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act will be dealt with under this procedure.

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act you can email the FOI officer at or write to us at:

The Information Manager
Wirral Council
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED