Freedom of Information Publication Scheme and Open Data

About the publication scheme

The scheme commits the council:

  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
  • To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
  • To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
  • To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
  • To make this publication scheme available to the public.
  • To publish any dataset held by the authority that has been requested, and any updated versions it holds, unless the authority is satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so; to publish the dataset, where reasonably practicable, in an electronic form that is capable of re-use; and, if any information in the dataset is a relevant copyright work and the public

The council aims to make its Publication Scheme as user friendly as possible and welcomes your feedback. If you have any suggestions or compliments, we need to know so that we can improve our service to you.

We publish information about the 61 councillors elected to represent the views and concerns of the people of Cambridgeshire are published on the Cambridgeshire CMIS website.

The rule governing decision-making is outlined in our Constitution

The elected members of the Council receive allowances in recognition of the time, work and costs involved in representing the people of Cambridgeshire.

Stephen Moir is our Chief Executive. Read about his role on our Chief Executive page.

We are led by our Chief Executive and the Corporate Leadership Team.

We publish senior salary pay on the Cambridgeshire Insight website.

Our Strategic Framework comprises:

  • A Strategic Vision, describing the Council’s long-term vision for Cambridgeshire
  • A set of Corporate Priorities which drive our work to achieve the vision
  • The Council’s Business Plan which describes how we will allocate resources to deliver these outcomes within the resources we have.

Our Business Plan details our

  • Long term vision for Cambridgeshire
  • Current priorities
  • Planned activities across the organisation for the next five years

Our Budget Overview page summarises where the council's budget comes from and how the council's budget is spent.

Residents and businesses can access current written protocols for how we are delivering our functions and responsibilities, where published, within our service area information pages.

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

This includes:

Councillor Declarations of Interest

Details of Common Land and Village Greens

Rights of Way data

Registration of licences and certificates for certain areas of business

Read about the services we offer to residents and businesses.

Find out who does what in Cambridgeshire.

Open Data

We also publish a wide variety of data and information to meet the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

How to request additional information not covered by this scheme

The council includes as much information in the Publication Scheme as it can.

If the information is not already publicly available, you can submit a request for it on our Requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act page,

Your request should be made in writing and will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Re-use of Information

Public sector information means information that we as a council produces as part of our core role and functions (also known as Public Task). Information that is not held as part of our public task would not be covered by RPSI.

You may re-use any documents supplied for your own use, including for non-commercial research purposes. Documents may also be used for news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the documents or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner, where copyright exists. Such a request would be considered separately in accordance with the relevant Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 and is not automatic. Therefore no permission is implied in the re-use of these documents, until such a request for re-use has been made and agreed, subject to any appropriate conditions.

You may re-use any dataset provided, for example in response to an FOI request, (excluding logos) free of charge, in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0. To view this licence, visit the National Archives website or email Where we have identified any third-party copyright information, you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Users reproducing Cambridgeshire County Council content without adaptation should include a source accreditation to Cambridgeshire County Council: Source: Cambridgeshire County Council licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Users reproducing content which is adapted should include a source accreditation to Cambridgeshire County Council: Adapted from data from Cambridgeshire County Council licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.