Freedom of Information From Tamworth Borough Council

This allows the right for anyone to request access to information that Tamworth Borough Council holds. This covers all aspects of council business and governance. The Council endeavours to provide access to a wide range of information through various formats, the main format is through leaflets at our customer service points, and also on this website. The Council operates a Model Publication Scheme that supports access to information broken down to generic areas of interest, and can accessed from the link located at the right of this page.

If you are unable to find the information you are searching for, please submit a written request to the Corporate Information Security Manager at Tamworth Borough Council, or alternatively complete our FoI Request Form.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON PLACING A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER FOI

  • The application for information must be in writing;
  • Must provide an address for correspondence;
  • Contain sufficient and concise information to allow us to conduct a search;
  • The Council has up to 20 working days to respond fully to the request, subject to clarification or exemption;
  • A  charge may be requested for providing certain information, applicants shall be notified in writing in advance giving the reasons;

You can either email your request to FOImailbox@tamworth.gov.uk, or by letter to the following address:

The Corporate Information Security Manager,
Tamworth Borough Council,
Marmion House,
Lichfield Street,
Tamworth,
Staffs,
B79 7BZ

Could Freedom of Speech Be Over After Privacy Injunction Names Appeared On Twitter?

A Journalist could be prosecuted after allegedly naming on Twitter an England footballer who had taken out a privacy injunction.  According to The Mail on Sunday, the man, who also appears on “a widely-viewed BBC programme”, could face a contempt of court charge.

It was reported that lawyers for the married footballer – ‘alleged’ to have had a sexual relationship with a model – persuaded a High Court judge to ask Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC to consider whether the journalist should be prosecuted.

On Friday the most senior judges in England and Wales were accused of trying to gag the media after criticising politicians who have deliberately disclosed the content of privacy cases covered by injunctions. Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge questioned whether it was a good idea for MPs and Lords to be “flouting a court order just because they disagree with a court order or for that matter because they disagree with the law of privacy which Parliament has created”.

The law firm representing the Footall player, says that it is “not suing Twitter” as many news outlets are reporting, had applied “to obtain limited information concerning the unlawful use of Twitter by a small number of individuals who may have breached a court order”.

David Cameron said:

“It’s not fair on the newspapers if social media can report this and newspapers can\’t the privacy rulings affecting newspapers are unsustainable and unfair on Britain’s Press.”

With courts handing out gagging orders, preventing people from saying something but also preventing the injunction from even being mentioned, many are questioning how free the press is, or whether the days of freedom of speech and expression is all but over.

Ryan Giggs has finally been named as the footballer at the centre of a media gagging order after a Liberal Democrat MP used parliamentary privilege to flout an injunction.

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