Adoption of the Model Publication Scheme

  Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced in accordance with section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will publish information in accordance with that scheme. See below.

  Publication Scheme

  1. Who are we and what do we do?

 

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council serves a population of approximately 5,800 people, is made up of 15 elected members and employs 15 staff. The Council owns, operates and administers Victory Road Recreation Ground, Leiston Film Theatre, Leiston Community Centre and Haylings Road allotments. It also administers the allotments in Valley Road. The Council operates from an office in the Council Chambers in Old Post Office Square and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, in the evening, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre in King Georges Avenue. Before each meeting, generally starting at 7.10pm, there is always a public session where residents can ask questions of their Town Councillors. The County Councillor, District Councillors and Police are also generally in attendance at these sessions to answer residents' questions or to hear their concerns.

 

Our contact details are as follows;

Telephone:       01728 830388

e-mail:             townclerk@leistontowncouncil.gov.uk

Website:          www.leistontowncouncil.gov.uk

Councillors:     contact details are on the website, in the quarterly newsletter or available through the Clerk.

 

Our Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer is John Rayner. He can be contacted on 01728 830388 or, by e-mail, at townclerk@leistontowncouncil.gov.uk .

 

Office opening hours are:

Monday           0900-1230   1400-1645

Tuesday           0900-1230   1400-1645

Wednesday     Closed all day

Thursday         0900-1230

Friday              0900-1230

 

Leiston Film Theatre is managed by Mr Wayne Burns;

Telephone        01728 830549

e-Mail:             leistonfilm@aol.com

Website           www.Leistonfilmtheatre.co.uk

 

2. How can information be obtained?

 

Information covered by the Leiston Town Council Publication Scheme is available in a number of ways. We endeavour to make the majority of information available via our website, however, some information is not available in all formats.

 

We will dispatch information requested within 20 working days from receipt of request and fee if applicable.

 

Postal Requests:

John Rayner

Town Clerk

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council

Council Chambers

Main Street

LEISTON

IP16 4ER

 

E-mail requests: townclerk@leistontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

The best way to obtain any information however is to call into the Town Council Offices at the above times and discuss your request with the Clerk who will endeavour to give you as much information as is available, wanted or allowed. There is virtually no business done by our Council that is not completely transparent and open to public scrutiny.

 

3. Will a charge be made?

 

Information on the website is free of charge of course but, for other information, a charge may be levied to cover staff time and photocopying costs - if the request is easily satisfied there should be no charge but for more detailed responses and larger quantities of photocopying then photocopying will be done at cost (10p per A4 sheet) and confirmation that a fee will be charged will be given prior to the information being provided if it is not immediately available.

 

4. Internal Review

 

If you are unhappy with the reply you receive from us when seeking information you have the right to ask for an internal review which will be undertaken by The Chairman of the Council and the Personnel Committee. Please contact the Town Clerk in the first instance.

 

5. Who is responsible for the Publication Scheme?

 

The Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council Publication Scheme is maintained by the Town Clerk. Any enquiries about the Publication Scheme and requests for information should be addressed to him. General information regarding the Publication Scheme, (which complies with the model provided by the Information Commissioners Office), or the Freedom of Information Act 2000, under which the scheme is regulated, can be obtained from:

 

Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone:       0845 6306060

Website           www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

The Publication Scheme will be reviewed annually.

The Information Commissioner has deemed we lay out the Publication Scheme under the following headings.

 

6. What we spend your money on and how we spend it?

 

The following items are all available as hard copies from the Town Clerk;

 

The Annual Return given to our external auditors

The Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet

Financial Regulations

Grants given and received

Members allowances and expenses

Finalised budget

 

7. What our priorities are and how we are doing.

 

The following items are available as hard copies from the Clerk;

 

Quality Status

Report to Annual Town Meeting

 

8. How we make decisions.

 

The following are available as hard copies from the Clerk;

 

Agendas for meetings

Minutes from all meetings

Reports to Council

Standing Orders

Code of Conduct

Responses to Planning Consultations

Responses to Consultations

 

  9. Our policies and procedures.

 

The following are available as hard copies from the Clerk;

 

Standing Orders

Health and Safety Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Complaints Procedure

 

10. Lists and Registers.

 

The following are available as hard copies from the Clerk;

 

Members Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Register of members Interests

Asset Register

 

11. The services we offer.

 

The following services are provided - see Clerk for details;

Allotments

Community Centre

Victory Road Recreation Ground

Leiston Film Theatre

Dinsdale Road Public Conveniences

Grants scheme

Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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