What if I want some information that is not included in the
Please find out How to obtain information under the Freedom of
Do I have to pay for any of the information included in the
No, however, charges may apply at the time of making a request
for any item not included in the Publication Scheme. Any charges
will be in line with National guidance issued by Ministry of
of Justice Guidance on Freedom of Information
Justice Guidance on Data Protection
Does the Act only apply to records created from 1 January
No, the Act is fully retrospective. Cheshire Constabulary is
currently in the process of finalising its retention schedule,
which will help you find out what information the Constabulary
holds and whether it is likely to be still kept.
Will I be able to obtain personal information about myself
under the Act? How do I do this?
Requests for personal information will be dealt with under the
Data Protection Act. Find out more on our Data Protection
How long will it take for me to receive the information I've
Cheshire Constabulary has 20 working days in which to respond to
requests for information.
What do I do if I'm not happy with the information I've
Contact the Freedom of Information Officer on 01606 364176 who
will advise you of the Constabulary's
Who ensures that Cheshire Constabulary complies with the
The Information Commissioner is
responsible for ensuring that all public authorities comply with
How many requests can I make?
There is no limit to the number of requests you can make.
However, the Act does make provisions for vexatious requests or
repeated requests. This means that if we receive significant
numbers of requests from you (particularly requests for the same
information) we may refuse to supply it on the grounds that it is