Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I do if I have an enquiry out of
normal office hours, including weekends?
- Who do I contact to discuss advertising
- I have a Freedom of Information, what do I
- Where can I find councillors' expenses?
- What is
- When are the next Public Roadshows?
- What is
- Does the Council Sponsor organisations or
We would like to offer a discount to your
staff, how do I go about doing this?
- Q.What should I do if I have an enquiry out of normal
office hours, including weekends?
A.We are available to deal with emergencies or
urgent media enquiries 24/7. Contact the Duty Media Officer on
Q.Who do I contact to discuss advertising
A.In light of BOLD we are currently reviewing our
advertising activity and only participating in paid for
advertising, if initially identified in a project's marketing
strategy or where we can evidence that this channel has worked and
engaged our public. You can provide details of your organisation,
along with contact details of customers whom we can discuss success
rates with, by emailing email@example.com
with advertising opportunity in the subject box. (Back To Top)
Q.I have a Freedom of Information, what do I do?
A.The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) give the general public rights
of access to any recorded information held by public authorities,
unless a specified exemption applies. To complete a request, visit
our FOI webpages.
Q.Where can I find councillors'
councillor's expenses are shown here (Back To Top)
Q. What is BOLD?
A."The national financial situation means that councils
across the country are having their budgets significantly reduced.
In Worcestershire we're no different. We have to save £60-70
million from our core revenue budget by 2015. To find out more
visit or BOLD
webpages (Back To Top)
Q.When are the next Public Roadshows?
A.Every six months the Leader of the County Council,
Adrian Hardman and the Chief Executive, Trish Haines, go out to the
communities in Worcestershire to engage with our communities and
seek their views on how we can improve our
services. (Back To Top)
A.This is the period
of time from when an election is announced until after the election
is held. Local authorities are required to consider their
activities during this period with regards to publicity and
decision making. They must follow the Code of recommended Practice
on Local Authority Publicity. For more information on Purdah, you
can visit the parliament webpages (Back To Top)
Q.Does the council sponsor organisations or community
A.In short, no. This is because the budget that the
council operates from is made up of council tax payer's
contributions and this is on the understanding that we are
providing public sector services. We also have to ensure that we
are not falling fowl of the Bribery Act 2010. However, the County
Council does provide funding and grant opportunities. Please visit
our VCS pages to find out more.
Q.We would like to offer a discount to your staff, how
do I go about doing this?
A. We do not promote organisations offering adhoc
discounts to our staff because of the tax implications, as this is
seen as a benefit in kind.
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This page was last reviewed 29 May 2013 at 15:01.
The page is next due for review 25 November 2014.