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The publication scheme lists the types of information that we publish and how to access the information.

Our publication scheme has been approved by the Information Commissioner, who is responsible for promoting good practice and ensuring compliance with Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Laws.

Information on this page

1. What is the intension of the scheme?6. What our priorities are and how we are doing
2. Charges which may be made for information7. How we make decisions
3. Written requests8. Our policies and procedures
4. Who we are and what we do9. Public Registers and Registers held as public records
5. What we spend and how we spend it10. Services provided by the Council

What is the intension of the scheme?

The scheme is intended to allow us to be transparent with the information made available to you.

Some information may not be made available because:

  • The disclosure of which is prevented by law or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act
  • It is in draft form
  • The information is no longer readily available, i.e. archive storage

Some information, in exceptional circumstances, may only be viewed in person. In such circumstances, an appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.

Obligations under legislation, e.g. disability, discrimination or translation, will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

Charges which may be made for information

Where the information available under this scheme is provided on this website, this is free of charge.

Charges may be made if the information is requested in other formats:

  • Photocopying
  • Postage and packaging
  • Costs directly incurred as a result of personal viewing

Before any charges are made, confirmation will be sought from you and may be requested prior to the issue of such information.

Written requests

Information held by us that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Who we are and what we do

Information about the council's structure, locations and contacts:

Council Decisions

Councillors

Mayoralty / Civic Information

The Mayor's diary is not available online.

To invite the Mayor to a function please complete the Invite the Mayor online form and a member of the team will be in touch. 

You can also contact the Mayor's office:

  • In writing - Mayor's Office, First Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906818
  • Email - themayor@preston.gov.uk

Elections

Returns of election expenses need to be sent to Claire Standring:

  • In writing - Head of Electoral Services, Corporate Services Directorate, Second Floor, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906115
  • Email - c.standring@preston.gov.uk

Register of Electors

Access to the register of electors is limited by the Representation of People Act Regulations 2002. To access this information please contact the Head of Electoral Services on the above contact information. 

  • Register of Electors
  • Marked Register of Electors
  • Marked List of Postal Voters

Partnership Decisions

What we spend and how we spend it

Information about the council's projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audits:

Certain information may be exempt under S22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Spending Reviews

To access information on spending reviews please contact the City Treasurer:

  • In writing to - Jackie Wilding, City Treasurer, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906994
  • Email - j.wilding@preston.gov.uk

Audit Reports

To access information on audit reports please contact the Chief Internal Auditor:

  • In writing to - Chief Internal Auditor 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906012

Staff Allowances, staff expenses, staff pay and staff grading structure

We do not publish this information on our website, to access this information please contact the Head of Workforce:

  • In writing to - Kath O'Flaherty, Head of Workforce, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906371
  • Email - k.oflaherty@preston.gov.uk

Internal Financial Regulations

We do not publish this information on our website, to access this information please contact the City Treasurer:

  • In writing to - Jackie Wilding, City Treasurer, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906994
  • Email - j.wilding@preston.gov.uk

Funding for Partnership Arrangements

We do not publish this information on our website, to access this information please contact the Head of Policy and External Relations:

  • In writing to - Shirah Bamber, Head of Policy and External Relations, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906349
  • Email - sh.bamber@preston.gov.uk

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies, plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews:

Economic Development

We do not publish the Capital Strategy on our website, to access this information please contact the City Treasurer:

  • In writing to - Jackie Wilding, City Treasurer, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906994
  • Email - j.wilding@preston.gov.uk

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Information about the council's written protocols, policies and procedures.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018

The Council's Electoral Registration Notification Documents (Z6994510 and Z5613272) can be accessed on the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website.

Staffing

We do not publish the Procedure for Appointment of Staff, the Fair Employment Policy and the Harassment Policy on our website, to access this information please contact the Head of Workforce:

  • In writing to - Kath O'Flaherty, Head of Workforce, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906371
  • Email - k.oflaherty@preston.gov.uk

Local Government Ombudsman Reports

We do not publish the Local Government Ombudsman Report, we would only do so if Ombudsman produced a report. We also do not publish our Risk Management Policy, for more information please contact the Head of Legal and Democratic Services:

  • In writing to - Caron Parmenter, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906373
  • Email - c.parmenter@preston.gov.uk

Records Management Policy and Retention Schedule

We do not publish the Records Management Policy and the Retention Schedule, to access this information please contact the Governance Officer:

  • In writing to - Nabil Patel, Information Governance Officer, Corporate Services Directorate, Town Hall Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906849
  • Email - n.patel@preston.gov.uk

Collections Development Policy (Museum)

We do not publish the Collections Development Policy (Harris Museum), to access this information please contact the Harris Museum:

  • In writing to - The Harris Museum Manager, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP
  • Telephone - 01772 905493 

Environmental Health 

Fraud and Corruption

We do not publish the Anti Money Laundering Policyto access this information please contact the Chief Internal Auditor:

  • In writing to - Chief Internal Auditor 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906012

Asset Management

We do not publish the Asset Management Planto access this information please contact the Head of Property Management:

  • In writing to - Head of Property Management, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906519

Parks and Streetscene 

  • Children and Young People's Play Provision Strategy

We do not publish the High Hedges Policy and the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy, to access this information please contact the Head of Parks and Streetscene:

  • In writing to - Mark Taylor, Head of Parks and Streetscene,Environment Directorate, Argyll Road, Preston, PR1 6JY
  • Telephone - 01772 903623
  • Email - m.taylor@preston.gov.uk 

Consultation and Participation Strategy

We do not publish the Consultation and Participation Strategy, to access this information please contact the Head of Policy and External Relations:

  • In writing to - Shirah Bamber, Head of Policy and External Relations, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906349
  • Email - sh.bamber@preston.gov.uk

Corporate Enforcement Policy

We do not publish the Corporate Enforcement Policy, to access this information please contact our Group Solicitor (Litigation):

  • In writing to - Jorge Carrera-Rodriguez, Group Solicitor (Litigation), 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906875
  • Email - j.carrera-rodriguez@preston.gov.uk

Equality and diversity

Housing

We do not publish the Homelessness Reviewto access this information please contact the Senior Housing Advisory Officer:

  • In writing to - John Cameron, Senior Housing Advisory Officer, Housing Advisory Services, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906404
  • Email - j.cameron@preston.gov.uk

Food business

We do not publish the Food Safety Regulation Strategyto access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager

  • In writing to - Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health Manager, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906160
  • Email - s.neighbour@preston.gov.uk

Licensing

Health and Safety

We do not publish the Health and Safety Regulation Planto access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager

  • In writing to - Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health Manager, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906160
  • Email - s.neighbour@preston.gov.uk

ICT

We do not publish the ICT Strategyto access this information please contact the Head of ICT Services:

  • In writing to - Sharon Thornton, Head of ICT Services, 1st, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906041
  • Email - s.thornton@preston.gov.uk

Preston Tourism

Public Registers and Registers held as Public Records

Pollution Control Registers

We do not publish the, Public Register for Radioactive Substancesto access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager:

  • In writing to - Chris Hodson, Environmental Health Manager, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906154
  • Email - c.hodson@preston.gov.uk

We do not publish the Public Register of Private Water Supplies, to access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager:

  • In writing to - Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health Manager, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906160
  • Email - s.neighbour@preston.gov.uk

Dog Control Registers

Licensing Public Registers

We do not publish the Register of Food Businessesto access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager

  • In writing to - Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health Manager, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906160
  • Email - s.neighbour@preston.gov.uk

Land and Property Information

Land Charges

We do not publish the Register of Local Land Charges, to access this information please contact our Legal Services team:

  • In writing to - Land Charges, Legal Services, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906119
  • Email - searches@preston.gov.uk 

Member Services

We do not publish the Register of gifts and hospitality, to access this information please contact the Head of Member Services:

  • In writing to - Head of Member Services, Corporate Services Directorate, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906112
  • Email - j.grundy@preston.gov.uk

Register of Electors

We do not publish the Register of Electors. Access to the Register is limited by the Representation of People Act Regulations 2002. For further information please contact the Head of Electoral Services:

  • In writing - Head of Electoral Services, Corporate Services Directorate, Second Floor, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906115
  • Email - c.standring@preston.gov.uk

Services provided by the Council

Information about the services the council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters:

For Cemeteries, Crematorium and the Interment Register please contact the Cemetery and Crematorium Officer:

  • In writing - Clarke Taylor, Cemetery and Crematorium Officer, Cemetery Office, New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 4SY
  • Telephone - 01772 463387
  • Email - c.taylor@preston.gov.uk

For the Charity Schemes please contact our legal team:

  • In writing - Wendy Kearns, Solicitor (Regulatory), Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906514
  • Email - w.kearns@preston.gov.uk

Cultural Recreational Information

We do not publish a list of prohibition/improvement notices served on workplaces. This only applies to notices affecting parts of workplaces to which the public have access.

To access this information please contact the Environmental Health Manager

  • In writing to - Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health Manager, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906160
  • Email - s.neighbour@preston.gov.uk

We do not publish the Various service information leaflets and the Sports Pitch Lettings, to access this information please contact the Head of Parks and Streetscene:

  • In writing to - Mark Taylor, Head of Parks and Streetscene,Environment Directorate, Argyll Road, Preston, PR1 6JY
  • Telephone - 01772 903623
  • Email - m.taylor@preston.gov.uk 

Highways

We do not publish the Footpath Orders, Stopping up orders, Traffic Orders and Traffic Calming Information, to access this information please contact our Legal Services team:

  • In writing to - Legal Services, Corporate Services Directorate, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906514
  • Email - Legal@preston.gov.uk

Planning

  • Local Plan information
  • Local Development Framework information
  • Planning Policy
  • Planning and associated application forms
  • Planning Committee - Plans List 
  • Schedule of charges
  • Planning - pre-application advice services
  • Listed Buildings

Certain information may be exempt under S41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We do not publish Article 4 Directions, to access this information please contact our Conservation Officer:

  • In writing to - Conservation Officer, Development Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906598
  • Email - PlanningDept@preston.gov.uk

Building Services and Facilities Management

We do not publish the Public Buildings Management (Non-Housing) and Public building repairs and maintenance, to access this information please contact our Operational Property Manager:

  • In writing to - David Tomlinson, Operational Property Manager, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906536
  • Email - d.tomlinson@preston.gov.uk

We do not publish the Energy and Utilities managementto access this information please contact our Energy/Facilities Officer:

  • In writing to - Nick Balderstone, Energy/Facilities Officer, Environment Directorate, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL
  • Telephone - 01772 906437
  • Email - n.balderstone@preston.gov.uk

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