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Publication Scheme

This page shows what information will be routinely published by the Council.


  • What is the Publication Scheme?
  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • Our policies and procedures

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires public authorities, like Colchester Borough Council, to adopt and maintain a publication scheme.  These pages show what information will be routinely published by the Council.

Please also see the Council's DataShare tool for the information you require before making a formal Freedom of Information request. DataShare holds a range of council databases and information to view and download in accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code and other publication requirements. 

Council spending over £500

Councils must publish details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500, as part of the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code. The code recommends that expenditure that exceeds £250 is also published, and details of this, since 31 December 2014, are available through our DataShare tool.

Data is published monthly and information that is exempt under Data Protection requirements has been removed. 

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts

Council directorate structure


Colchester Borough Council works closely with other authorities.


What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements and budgets

Councillors and officers


What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and business plans for services provided by the council

Audits and inspections

How we make decisions

Information on the council's decision making process

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

Policies and procedures for conducting council business

Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff

Lists and registers

Current information of public registers, asset registers, electoral registers and disclosure logs

Services provided by the council

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