Freedom of information (FOI)

Coronavirus update (17 April)

Due to the emerging Coronavirus pandemic, Northamptonshire County Council will have difficulties in responding to requests received under the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations within the time limits imposed by the legislation. This is because staff are being redeployed to services which the Council is obliged to prioritise above this Service during this time.

While such requests can be submitted and registered it is unlikely that they will be attended to at least until the Service is resumed on or after 01 June should circumstances permit.

A further announcement will be made should this not be possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. Furthermore we would strongly urge you to consider whether your request is still required or can be delayed until after the pandemic is over.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to request information we hold.

Before making your information request

Any information already published is exempt from formal release under the Act. Before sending your request, please check if the information you are looking for is already available on our website by either using the A-Z or Search function or check our Publication Scheme.

How do I make a request?

Your request must be made in writing. You can submit your request in electronic or paper format, you must include:

  • Your name
  • Your address (email address is accepted)
  • A description of the information you wish to obtain
  • Any preferences for the format in which you would like to receive the information

You can send your request either by e-mail to: or by post to:

FOI/Data Protection Team                                         
Northamptonshire County Council         
One Angel Square

Please be as specific as possible with your request and ensure that the description of the information you require is clear and detailed enough to enable us to find it.

If we do not have enough details to find the information you want, we may come back to you and ask for clarification.

Personal information

If your request relates to personal information we hold on you and you need to make a Subject Access Request, please visit the Data Protection pages of our website.