Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 became law on the 1 January 2005.

The Act does two main things:

  • aims to promote greater openness to information held by public authorities, including local authorities. It gives members of the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information
  • requires public authorities to have an approved Publication Scheme which is a means of providing access to information which the Council already publishes.

If you cannot find the information you want in  Our Publication Scheme you can submit a written request to
our Information Governance Officer at

We have 20 working days to provide the information once we have received your request.


Functions of Runnymede Borough Council

Runnymede Borough Council is one of many organisations providing services for people who live in, work in or visit the Borough. Surrey is in an area of two-tier local government, which means that there is a County Council and Borough/District Councils. In general terms, Surrey County Council is responsible for education, social services, libraries, consumer protection, roads and transport. Any FOI queries on services provided by Surrey County Council should be directed to the County Council's Freedom of Information Officer.

This form allows you to apply for a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Runnymede Borough Council.
FOI -Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme.
Under FOIA 2000 Part II Section 39 environmental information will be dealt with under EIR 2004. These are similar to the Freedom of Information Act but are limited specifically to information regarding the environment.