Information requests

The Council holds information about its activities, its finances and a range of other matters that may be of interest to residents, businesses and other members of the public.

We publish much of this information on our website, so it’s worth searching for the topic you are interested in before submitting a formal request.

You can request information in the following ways:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) enables you to access a broad range of information held by the London Borough of Bexley. Anyone can request information; you do not have to live in the borough. Sometimes, we may decide to withhold the information you have requested because we believe it is commercially sensitive, private information that belongs to someone else or for another reason. When we withhold information, we will apply an exemption contained within the Act. Find out more information about exemptions at Information Commissioner's Office - Guide to managing an FOI request.

The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) enables you to access environmental information that we hold. When you request information relating to the environment, we will determine if your request should be dealt with under the FOIA or EIR.

The Data Protection Act 2018 provides you with the opportunity to access any personal information that we hold about you. This could be information about your Council Tax account or a parking fine. A request for personal information is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR), and in most cases, we can release the information. However, we will remove any third-party information. Find out more information about the Data Protection Act at Information Commissioner's Office - Right of access.