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Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), public Authorities must be clear and proactive about the information they publish. To comply with this Act, we are placing an increasing amount of information on this website.

To assist with accessing data on this website, and in-line with the recommendations of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), we have structured our About Us page using the following headings;

  • Who we are
  • What we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our Policies and Procedures
  • Publications
  • Lists and Registers

Many of the documents on this website have been formatted as PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. In PDF form, each document retains the formatting and appearance of the original document and can be viewed on, or printed from, any computer.

In order to access a PDF document, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Acrobat software. You can download a (free) copy of Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it on your computer.

Alternatively, the information is available in traditional document form by contacting the Information Officer, whose details are given below. 

Information Charter

Our Information Charter outlines our committment to managing, maintaining, processing and protecting  information in accordance with good practice and relevant legislation.

Data Transparency

All local authorities are should comply with the Code of Recommended Practice on Data Transparency.

Our Data Transparency page carries various lists, registers and data sets as well as links to other areas on our website where more information can be found.

Requesting information

You are entitled to ask us for information which is not available on our website or exempt under the FOIA. 

Before making a Freedom of Information request you might like to view our disclosure log of previous requests, some of which may provide the information you are looking for.

As an alternative we have a number of lists, registers and data files that may also have the information you are looking for.

If you would like to make a request we have a guide that provides key information about how to do so under the Freedom of Information Act.

To make a Freedom of Information request email fireauthorityclerk@esfrs.org.

Retention of information

Information is held on this website in line with a retention schedule which is shown below.

It should be noted that this website is not the archive for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service documentation.

Documents from years beyond the relevant retention period are available on request subject to the normal rules applied under the Freedom of Information act.

  • Who we are - Current year and up to previous three years
  • What we do - Current year and up to previous three years
  • What we spend and how we spend it - Current year and up to previous three years
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing - Current year and up to previous three years
  • How we make decisions - Current year and up to previous three years
  • Our Policies and Procedures - Current year and previous financial year
  • Publications - Current document - updated as required
  • Lists and Registers - Current document - updated as required

Contact Details

Contact details of our Information Officer. Any enquiries regarding the scheme or requests for information not available on our website should be addressed to the Service's Information Officer:

Information Officer
Service Headquarters

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
Service HQ
Church Lane
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2DZ
 
Tel: 0303 999 1000



Latest Update :
06 October 2017
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