Cheltenham Borough Council is fully committed to transparency in its dealings with the public and fully embraces the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and the access provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). These acts of parliament give people the right to see or receive information held by the council.

Information on data protection and freedom of information

How we use your data

Our privacy information explains how and why we collect, use and share your personal data. You can also find out about your privacy rights in relation to the data we hold about you

Data protection

The council must process personal information in order to administer local services efficiently. Only the minimum personal data is held and it is only kept for so long as the purpose requires

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Cheltenham Borough Council

Open data

We are working towards allowing our data to be open and transparent so it can be shared and used easily