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Access to information

We want to keep you informed about what we are doing and provide public information in a number of different ways.

  • 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
    We publish all of our recent press releases online so 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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  • Interpretation and translation services
    Our 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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  • Freedom of Information
    The law gives you the right to ask for information held by us. This is called Freedom of Information or FOI.
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  • Data protection
    We may hold some of your personal information if you've provided it when using our services. We comply with data protection law to protect your details.
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  • Publication Scheme
    We maintain a publication scheme that contains information we regularly make available. You can see how to access this information and what it might cost.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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