Re-use of Public Sector Information

Statement of Public task

This statement describes East Northamptonshire Council’s Public Task for the purposes of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (the Re-use Regulations). Reuse means the use of public sector information for a purpose other than the initial purpose for which it was produced, held, collected or disseminated.

1. Background

East Northamptonshire Council, a district authority, was established in 1974 and is supported by staff based in its offices at Thrapston, Northamptonshire. East Northamptonshire Council is responsible for many areas of daily life in the district. 

2. Public Task

East Northamptonshire Council exercises its functions (in other words, powers and duties) in areas which are devolved to it under various Acts of Parliament e.g. Local Government Acts.

The role of East Northamptonshire Council in those devolved areas is for the following purposes:

  • Provision of district council services.
  • Regulatory, Licensing and Enforcement functions, which the Council is obliged to undertake.
  • Financial transactions including payments, grants and benefits.
  • To ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations, including those related to diversity and equal opportunity

3. Our Priorities

The priorities of the council are laid out in its Corporate Plan

4. Council Services

The council is not a unitary or "all purpose" authority, delivering the majority of local government services; functions, such as education, social services and highways, are provided by Northamptonshire County Council.

Details of the services provided by East Northamptonshire Council can be found on our Council Services web page.

5. Access and Licensing

The majority of information that we collect and create is done so in accordance with our public task. Unless the information is excluded by the Re-use Regulations, the information held by East Northamptonshire Council, as part of its Public Task is available for re-use. Examples of exclusions include where a third party holds the copyright for the information or where access is restricted under other legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Details of information that we have already published for re-use can be found on our website and under our Publication Scheme. The majority of information released, will be done so under an Open Government Licence v3.0. Permission to re-use previously unreleased information is subject to access issues being resolved.

6. How to Apply

Requests for access and re-use may be made simultaneously.

If you wish to submit a request to re-use information you should:

  • submit your request in writing;
  • give your name and address;
  • specify which information you want to re-use; and
  • state the purpose for which the information is to be re-used.

Send to:

Corporate Support Team
East Northamptonshire Council
Cedar Drive
Thrapston
NN14 4LZ

Email: corpsupport@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

The Council must normally respond to requests before the end of the 20th working day beginning with the day after receipt. However, the time can be extended in complex cases.

7. Complaints

This statement is regularly reviewed. If you have any queries on this public task statement you can contact us. If you have a complaint about East Northamptonshire Council under the Re-use Regulations, you can contact us at corpsupport@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk  (postal address as above)

If you remain unhappy with our response, you can make an appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office.

Or by mail at: The information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

8. Guidance on Re-use

Guidance on re-use is available at:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/ogl-user-guidance.pdf

 

More information

  1. Re-use Public Sector Information
  2. Statement of Public task (you are here)
  3. Information Asset List