Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of everyone in the district is our top priority and we're working with our partner organisations to closely monitor developments.

Information about how we're responding and the latest guidance for the North West of England

Access to information

Information we already provide and publish

We publish a lot of information online.  You may find the following useful:

Details of council spend – we call this the ‘Corporate Spend Analysis’ which can be found here:

Corporate spend

Details of meetings, minutes and decisions – information on committee minutes and meetings (including archived meetings) can be found on our website via the link below:


Details of NNDR accounts.  This information is updated biannually.


Please note that we no longer make business rates credit balances available publicly

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) published information highlighting the risks of releasing details of NNDR (National Non Domestic Rates) credit balances, in particular the potential for fraud to be committed using this information.  Therefore we have reviewed the data we make publicly available, and will no longer publish these credit balances on our website, or release them in response to an FOI request.

The legislation which applies is Section 31(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ( which states that information can be withheld if disclosing it could affect the prevention or detection of crime.

ICO decisions relating to the disclosure of NNDR information can be found by following these links