Freedom of Information Act 2000

How to make a Freedom of Information Request

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to request information from public authorities, such as Corby Borough Council.  The FOIA helps people get a better understanding of how public authorities, such as Corby Borough Council, carry out their duties, make decisions and spend public money. 

If you would like to make a request for information that is not available from the Guide To Information, then please submit in one of the following ways:-

You can  complete an on-line request form

or write to:                     

Freedom of Information

Corby Borough Council

The Corby Cube

George Street



NN17 1QG

or email:

Your request will be answered within 20 working days.  However, if the request is considered complex and voluminous, it can be extended to 40 days.

When making a request, please try to be specific.  The more information provided, the easier it is for the Council to provide an accurate and quick response.


You will not normally be charged for making an FOI request, but if Corby Borough Council estimates that gathering the information costs more than £450.00 (which equates to 18 hours), then your request will be refused. You will however be given the opportunity to narrow down your request or pay the cost of gathering the information.  You may also be charged for any necessary copying and postage charges in sending the information to you. Where a fee is charged in respect of this, you will be advised and it will be necessary to pay this fee before the information is released.  If the fee is not paid within three months of the original request, the request will be considered lapsed.


Access to Information

The supply of documents under the FOIA is protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998. You do not have an automatic right to re-use the information for commercial gain (e.g. by making multiple copies, publishing, and issuing copies to the public without permission of the Council).




Guide To Information

This guide lists information that is made available and published as a matter of course, together with details of how you can gain access to it.  Please click on the following link to view the Council's Guide To Information.  This guide complements the Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme.


Freedom of Information Request and Elections Office Exemptions

Please note that under Freedom of Information (FOI) Regulations, neither the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) nor the local Returning Officer (RO) fall within the jurisdiction of FOI requests.


Useful Information and Contact Details


For education, highways, parking tickets and social services, please contact Northamptonshire County Council as follows:-


Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team
Northamptonshire County Council
Ground Floor, John Dryden House

8-10 The Lakes, Northampton


Fax – 01604 237004




For the Information Commissioner’s Office, please contact:-


Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Telephone - 08456 30 60 60




For the Local Government Ombudsman, please contact:-


The Local Government Ombudsman

PO Box 4771




Telephone - 0300 061 0614/0845 602 1983







Five councils within Northamptonshire (Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough) have combined resources and set up a centralised unit to administer the processing of all licences under the Licensing Act 2003 e.g. sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment, late night refreshment etc, Gambling Act 2005 e.g. betting shops, gaming machines , gambling premises, raffles / lottery registrations etc and the Environmental Health Licensing e.g. tattoo, animal boarding, street collections, riding establishments etc.


The Central Administration Unit contact details are:-


East Northamptonshire Council

Cedar Drive



NN14 4LZ


01832 742102





Please be advised that information relating to Homelessness is collated by Central Government from the P1E quarterly returns provided by Local Authorities.  Please see link below to the live tables, which are updated on a quarterly basis.



Useful Links

Please find below a list of our Top 5 Requests.  Please also use the Guide To Information to access even more frequently requested documents.



Top 5


No Next of Kin/Public Funerals


Statement of Accounts


Budget Books


Contracts Register


Business Rates/NNDR information - please note that these reports are updated on a quarterly basis.




Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018 08:16:59 AM
Review date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019 09:39:34 AM