Swift answers to all requests

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Bolsover District Council is responding to people’s thirst for information on local government by answering almost all Information Requests within 20 working days.

A total of 216 requests – 185 Freedom of Information and 31 Environmental Information Requests – were received during six months between April and September 2012 and 98 per cent – 212 – where responded to within the prescribed 20 working days.

Council leader Coun Eion Watts said: “We are continuing to provide a high quality service in terms of responding to people’s requests for information.

We have always seen this legislation as a way of opening up local government and an opportunity to improve both the way we inform the public and the way we manage the information we hold.”