Wednesday, 14 June 2017; 5.30pm
EDDC has underspent its Disabled Facility Grants by £336,000 as “Demand not as high as budget/grant allocation from Devon County Council”.
Freedom of Information
658 requests have been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act (Environmental Information Regulations) during the year 2016/17.
This figure has risen from 588 in 2015/16.
There continues to be a trend for requests originating from commercial organisations asking questions relating to council contracts; information pertaining to businesses and their payment of business rates; and topics of general news interest like the impact of changing legislation.
The council’s major projects, such as the office re-location and the regeneration of Exmouth seafront are also continuing to generate interest amongst local residents, and campaign groups, although these requests form a relatively small proportion of the overall number received.
The service areas receiving the highest number of requests are Council Tax, Environmental Health and Planning. …”