How to make a Freedom of Information request?

Make a Freedom of Information request if you can't find what you're looking for on this page.

Before you make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has a similar request for information been made recently?

Save time and check the FOI responses pages for:

Have you checked if the information or data is already available?  

Check the Council's publication scheme which lists information available to the public as part of the council's normal business activities:

Mendip District Council's publication scheme

A wide range of public information, data and statistics are  available on the links on the table below:  

Information Resources
Subject AreaPublic Information, Data and Statistics
Council InformationCouncil's Constitution
Organisation Chart and Senior Salaries
Employment and EqualitiesEquality Duty 
Working for Mendip District Council
Budgets and FinanceFinance 
Expenditure over £500
Business RatesA list of business rates accounts (updated monthly) and empty properties liable for business rates (updated quarterly) is published FOI responses - Business Rates
Current Contracts InformationProcurement and Contracts Register
Open DataMendip District Council INSPIRE Data
Local StatisticsLocal Statistics
Glastonbury FestivalGlastonbury Festival 


How to make a request

Requests must be made in writing and may be submitted in either of the following ways:

  • By submitting the online form under Useful Forms below. 
  • By submission of an application form or letter addressed to David Clark, Mendip District Council, Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

Please ensure you include an email address or postal address in order for us to be able to correspond with you.