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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.

Search Datashare to find a wide range of information.

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, is available on Datashare.


Data is published monthly and information that is exempt under Data Protection requirements has been removed.  For any queries about the spending figures, please contact

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts

  • Council Constitution
  • Council democractic structure - decision making bodies of the council
  • Current vacancies
  • Number of staff

Council directorate structure

  • Executive management team
  • Group service structure
  • Location and opening times
  • Currently elected councillors' information and contact details


  • Election results

Colchester Borough Council works closely with other authorities

Essex On-line Partnership

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements and budgets

Councillors and officers

  • The Members Allowances Scheme and the allowances paid under it to councillors each year
  • Officer pay policy

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and business plans for services provided by the council

  • The Council's Strategic Plan
  • Policies and Strategies
  • Forward Plan

Audits and inspections

  • Annual Audit Letter
  • Annual Reports

How we make decisions

Information on the council's decision making process

  • Committees, Agendas, Minutes and Recordings
  • Forward Plan
  • Consultations
  • Decisions by officers
  • Decisions by Committees and Portfolio Holders

Our policies and procedures

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

Policies and procedures for conducting council business

  • The Constitution
  • Policies and Strategies

Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff

  • Jobs and opportunities

Lists and registers

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

  • Local Land Charges
  • The Electoral Register
  • Licensing
  • Planning
  • Councillors' Code of Conduct and Register of Interests

Services provided by the council

  • Licensing
  • Food
  • Elections
  • Services for local businesses
  • Services for other organisations
  • Services for members of the public
  • Information for visitors to the area, leisure information, events, museums, libraries and archive collections
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