There are a number of ways to gain access to information about SELEP and there are separate pieces of legislation that govern how we supply different types of information. These are:
- Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) – which gives you the right to access information we publish and other information we hold
- Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 (EIR) – which gives you access to information held by us relating to the environment
SELEP is committed to being open and transparent in the way that we work in order for anyone to easily understand what we do, the decision that we make and how we make them. This means that the majority of information relating to decisions made, funding available and projects supported are published on our website. However, should you still not be able to find the information that you require, you may submit your information request in the following manner:
Your requests must be made in writing and include the following:
- your name and an address for correspondence
- what information is required
- how you would prefer to receive this information
We will then tell you in writing whether or not we hold the information you have asked for. If we do, we will either:
- provide you with the information, in the format of your choice (where possible)
- or tell you if any exemptions apply meaning we can’t provide it
Making an information request
Further advice and background on making an information request can be found here (content courtesy of Essex County Council, the accountable Body for SELEP).
If you would like to ask a further question in relation to our responses, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that these enquiries will also be treated as separate Freedom of Information or Environmental Information requests.
Freedom of information Requests
Complaints to SELEP
SELEP has made all attempts to ensure that it operates in a fully transparent and engaging way, with its business partners, press and members of the public. However, if a member of the public wishes to complain about a particular function of SELEP, this can be done in writing to the CEO, please see address below.
The CEO will aim to review and respond to all complaints received within 10 working days, ensuring that a full and fair response is provided. The complainant will be kept updated throughout the process and where it is not possible to respond within this time, an indicative timescale will be provided. If the complainant remains dissatisfied with the response received, they may further discuss this with the CEO or may choose to make a complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman.
The Secretariat will maintain a record of all complaints received.
Write to: South East LEP Secretariat
c/o Essex County Council
Tel: 03330 138885