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This page shows what information we routinely make available and how you can access it.

Our Publication Scheme is designed to signpost you to information we regularly release as, and when it becomes available. There are seven classes of information and information falling into each of these classes is published as detailed below:

Information Classes

Who we are and what we do

Information relating to Stevenage Borough Council, its role, management, structure and key contacts including;

What we spend and how we spend it

Information relating to Finances including:

  • Financial Management - Financial statements, budgets and variance reports
    Financial Management Includes:
    • Risk Management Strategy
    • Capital Strategy
    • Spending Reviews
    • Financial Audit reports
  • Member's Allowance Scheme - Members’ Allowance Scheme and allowances paid to councillors each year
  • Spending over £250
  • Senior Staff Salaries - please refer to Data Transparency under 'who we are and what we do'
  • Procurement Policy - Details of contracts currently being tendered
  • Procurement Portal - List of contracts awarded and their value
  • Contract Register
  • District Auditor report- can be found under Financial Management
  • Internal Financial regulations - please refer to 'Who we are and what we do' under Constitution (Part 4, 4F - Financial Regulations).

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Information relating to strategies, plans, performance, inspections and reviews including:

  • Reviews - Council Performance
  • Corporate Plan
  • Capital Strategy - Please refer to Financial Management available under 'What we spend and how we spend it'

Strategies developed in partnership with other authorities

How we make decisions

Information relating to decision making process and records of decisions including:

Our policies and procedures

Information relating to protocols and procedures for delivering services including:

Lists and registers

Information relating to public registers and council records including:

The Services we offer

Information relating to services for the public and business including:

Regulatory and licensing responsibilities

Services for local businesses

Services for members of the public

Services by other organisations

Visit Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) for information on the following services:

  • Births, deaths and marriages
  • Care and support services
  • Common land
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Education and Schools
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Highways and Footpaths
  • Libraries
  • Waste management

Leisure Information


Advice and guidance

  • General enquiries –
  • Publication scheme –

Media Releases

Election Information


We will not unnecessarily withhold information and are committed to making information about our services and activities accessible. However, under the Act, the council is entitled to withhold certain types of information where an applicable exemption applies.

A full list of the exemptions can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.

Applications under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

See Freedom of Information Act if you wish to make a request for information under the Act.