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Access to Information

Latest news headlines, press releases and public notices including details of Council publications and performance reporting. Also information on Freedom of Information, Data Protection and the Council's Publication Scheme.

  • Freedom of Information
    The Council provides information requested under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. This Act also provides advice and assistance to the public on how to access appropriate information.
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  • Data Protection
    The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) provides you with a right of access to information held about you and regulates how Dumfries and Galloway Council collects, processes, stores and where appropriate, discloses personal information held by computer and/or in manual files.
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  • Council Publications
    Dumfries and Galloway Council publishes a range of public information each year to keep local people informed about the services that are provided by the Council and the decisions that are made to change or improve them.
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  • Council Performance
    Effective planning and performance management helps us achieve this by identifying, measuring and then managing what matters in order to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and overall performance of our Council.
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  • Census Information
    A Census is taken by the Registrar General for Scotland with the approval of Parliament. The Census collects information about the characteristics of people and households in the country. It is used by central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to allocate resources and plan services for everyone.
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  • Publication Scheme
    The purpose of a Publication Scheme is to ensure that information is available to the public without the need to make specific requests.
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  • Corporate Logo
    We often receive requests for copies of the Dumfries and Galloway Council logo and our logo guidelines. To help with these requests, we have made available various graphical formats of the Dumfries and Galloway Council logo.
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  • Copyright - Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
    The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 came into force on 1 July 2005. As the title suggests, the purpose of the Regulations is to establish a framework that provides for the effective re-use of public sector information.
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  • Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
    The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 apply to Scottish Public Authorities and give the public rights to see information related to the environment.
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  • Translating and Interpreting Services
    Dumfries and Galloway Council provides telephone interpreting and translation services in several ways to help a person whose first language is not English. We also assist with sign language interpretation for people who are hearing impaired.
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  • Website Accessibility
    Dumfries and Galloway Council aims to provide information via it's website in a way which is accessible to everyone by meeting government standards on accessibility.
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  • News Headlines
    Publication of the latest key news headlines from Council services. Find out what is happening in the local area.
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  • Press Releases
    Dumfries and Galloway Council frequently issue press releases. All recent press releases from the Council are published to the website so that you can keep up to date.
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  • Public Notices
    Public information notices are announcements that local authorities are legally required to publish. Public Notices inform people of changes to services, such as road closures.
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  • Information Sharing
    Scottish Accord for the Sharing of Personal Information. Dumfries and Galloway partner agencies - Council, NHS, Fire and Rescue and Constabulary - have agreed, and signed up, to a new data sharing framework, the Scottish Accord for the Sharing of Personal Information (SASPI).
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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