Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to access and ask for information held by Newham Council and other public bodies.

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 Freedom of Information Act, use our contact us page to find out how to request services or submit a request for general information.

Make a freedom of information (FOI) request

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you can make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to access the information.

Make a Freedom of Information request 

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.