In this section you can read about the information the Council hold, DataShare, Data Protection Act, Environmental Information Regulations, Publication Scheme, Freedom of Information Act and National Fraud Initiative.
Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulation 2015The Council does not own the copyright in information or documents supplied by other people or organisations; these are not therefore available for re-use without the specific consent of the copyright owner.
These pages show what information will be routinely published by the Council.
The public has a general right of access to any information the Council holds, with some exemptions.
Data which is required/recommended to be published under this Code is shown here.
This is the place to look first. Datashare holds a range of council databases and information - all in one place.
Colchester Borough Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Environmental Information Regulations work in a similar way to the Freedom of Information Act, creating a general right of access to environmental information held by the Council.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 everyone has a right to see the information held about them by organisations including the Council.