Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to access and ask for non-confidential information held by Newham Council and other public bodies.
The Council will not disclose information about IT systems or software used for security purposes.
The Enironmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 gives you the right to ask for and access environmental information held by Newham Council and other public bodies.
Environmental information includes requests about:
- the habitats of animals and plants
- noise and other forms of pollution
- policies, plans and laws on the environment
The FOIA and EIR do not cover requests for personal information held about you. This can be requested by making a data subject rights request.
The information you are looking for may already be available on this website. You can search for it using the search box on the top right of this page. You can also find out where we publish information through our Publication Scheme.
If you are not seeking specific information under the FOI or EIR, use our contact us page to find out how to request services or submit a request for general information.
Make an FOI or EIR request
If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you can make an FOI or EIR request to access the information.
When completing the form, you should give us as much detail as possible to help us identify the information you are looking for.
If you can add any extra information such as dates, you can help us to provide you with the information you want.
Asking questions such as ‘what’ or ‘how much’ will lead to better and clearer responses than ‘why’. If we need more detail from you to identify the information, we will contact you.