Publication scheme

We're committed to being open and honest and we want to make information available about how we work, our decision making process and the services we offer.  

We have a publication scheme to give you easy access to information about how we do things. This can help you find the information you need without having to make a specific Freedom of Information (FOI) request under The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Who we are and what we do 

This section deals with organisational information, location and contacts, constitutional and legal governance. 

Council's constitution  Council's constitution
Council democratic structure Council's Decision Making Process
Council directorate structure How the council is organised
Currently elected Councillor’s information, contact details and declaration of interests General information about Councillors
Most recent election results Election results  
Barnsley Council services Barnsley Council services 
A-Z services 
Contact details for all customer facing
Contacting the council 
Location and opening times of public council
Public buildings and opening times  

What we spend and how we spend it 

This section deals with financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.  

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Budget at a glance
Expenditure over £500
Council Statement of Accounts 
Cabinet meetings 

The members allowances scheme and the allowances paid under it to councillors each year Members allowances scheme
Staff allowances and expenses Jobs
Pay and grading structure Pay policy 
Procurement procedures Procurement, tenders and contracts
Contracts register Procurement contract register
Internal financial regulations Terms of reference

What our priorities are and how we are doing

This section deals with strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews. 

Annual reports Council performance
Council strategies, policies and plans  Key strategies and policies 
Supporting strategies and policies
Impact assessments Joint strategic needs assessment 
Equality and diversity
Service standards  Standards for the way we work

How we make decisions

This section deals with policy proposals and decisions, decision making processes, consultations and records of decisions. 

Timetable of council meetings  Calendar of meetings
Agendas, officers' reports, background papers and minutes of council meetings  Committee structure
Major policy proposals and decision making  Forward plan of key decisions
Public consultations  Consultation portal

Our policies and procedures

This section deals with written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities. 

Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business Contract procedure rules
Library byelaws
Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff Jobs

Customer Service

Complaints, compliments and suggestions  
Data Protection Information and privacy 
Request your own personal information 
Freedom of Information Freedom of information requests and disclosure log 
Charging regimes and policies (fines, fees and charges)

Adult Social Care - paying for your own support
Building control 
Council car parks and fees
Erecting structures above a road
Funerals and burials information 
Library fees and charges
Library room hire
MOT testing 
Parking fines and enforcement
Permission to host events
Planning application fees
Premises license fees and charges
Private water supplies
Registrars fees
Residential care home charges
Residents parking permits
Roadworks licenses
Scaffolding and hoarding licensing
Scrap metal dealer licensing
Second hand goods dealer licensing 
Skip operators licensing 
Waste collections - large items 

Lists and registers 

This section deals with information held in registers, required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the council. 

Planning Applications Register Planning explorer
Street Names and Numbering Statutory register of street names and numbering 
Personal searches of the land charges register Land charges 
Register of Electors Electoral register 
Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages Barnsley registrars 
DPA Register ICO register of data controllers 

The services we offer

This section deals with information about the services the council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters. 

Regulatory and licensing responsibilities Food businesses
General licensing board
Trading standards
Services for members of the public

Adults skills and community learning 
Adult health and social care
Children, Young People and Families Trust 
Children in care
Children's social care
Children's services and schools
Child protection 
Complaints about schools
Family centres
Family information service
How to get help - adult social care
Find a school in Barnsley 
I Know I Can 
Public Health 
School admissions and transfers
School attendance
School governors
School terms and holiday dates

Information for visitors to the area, leisure information, events, museums, libraries and archive collections Find a library
Museums and galleries
Visiting Barnsley
Newsletters Council publications 
Media Releases News