The Freedom of Information Act requires us to make information available to the public as part of normal business activities. Part of this is adopting and maintaining a publication scheme, which is a directory of information published by the council.
In this guide you can view the available information, where it can be obtained and if there is a charge.
Please take a look at the publication scheme and the information on the website before making a freedom of information request, to see whether the information you require is included. If the information you wish to see is not included in the scheme you are still able to make a request under general right of access.
This website groups information by council functions. We aim to make searching through the types of information as easy as possible. By grouping information together irrespective of department, you can see the full range of publicly available information.
Some information is held in public registers and is not held in a form suitable for publication in the normal sense and in these cases the information is available in specified locations for public inspection.
To promote openness and transparency, the government recommends that local authorities publish specific key datasets. These are listed on our Data transparency page.
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We may have to withhold information where there are valid reasons for doing so. There may be exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 that prevent some information from being released. Where this occurs, the material will clearly show where information has been withheld.
Information which the council will refrain from publishing includes:
- personal records
- records that contain personal data or sensitive personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998
- records pertaining to legal proceedings, court summonses, witness statements, etc.
- emergency planning, where disclosure may prejudice emergency procedures
- records relating to the council’s audit function
- contract information regarding commercially sensitive material, tenders and contract documents
The above list is not exhaustive, it's intended to provide examples of possible exemptions.
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Some of the information contained on this website is protected by copyright. Before you re-publish any of the material on our website you'll need to seek our permission as the copyright owners.
Please don't make alterations or additions to the material on our website. The material may also not be sold or otherwise misappropriated. However, you're free to download or copy the information on our site for personal use.
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Information which is published and accessed on our website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for:
- postage and packing
- the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information
Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they're legally authorised. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested before we can provide the information.
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Opening times and locations:
- Currently elected councillors’ information and contact details
- Online services
- Council one stop shop (assisted self-service)
- Find services near you
- The essential guide to London local government provides information on other authorities responsible for services across London
- The East London Waste Authority is the waste disposal service for Barking and Dagenham
- BDT Legal is the shared legal service between Barking and Dagenham and Thurrock councils
- Information on joint arrangements can be found in the constitution (part 2, chapter 14)
- Details on the role of the monitoring officer can be found in the constitution (Part 2, Chapter 19, 4)
- Every One Every Day is a participatory project formed out of a partnership between the council and Participatory City
- Local London Joint Committee
- Barking and Dagenham Delivery Partnership (BDDP)
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Regulations and arrangements
Allowances, expenses and pay
- Details of expenditure over £250
- Procurement procedures
- Details of contracts and tenders
- Disabled Go Contract (PDF, 409.51 KB)
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Our policies and procedures Toggle accordion
Please visit Our policies and procedures page.
Lists and registers Toggle accordion
Public registers and registers held as public records
- HMO public register
- Animal licences public register
- Dangerous wild animal licence public register
- Dog breeding licence public register
- Zoo licence public register
- Permitted installations public register
- Premises licences public register
- Contaminated land public register
- Carriageways and footways
- Register of electors
- Councillors’ interests
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- Services for members of the public
- Services for businesses and other organisations
- Fees and charges 2017 (CSV, 80.63 KB)
Regulatory and licensing responsibilities
Leisure for visitors and residents
Your comments and queries Toggle accordion
We value your comments on any aspect of our publication scheme. When responding, please tell us:
- your name, address and organisation, if appropriate
- how you found out about this publication scheme
- whether you were looking for anything in particular and, if yes, whether you found it
- what other information you would like to see in our publication scheme
- how else we could improve the scheme
The Information Governance Manager
Barking Town Hall,1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU