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How to make a request

For Freedom of Information

You must ask in writing and include:

  • your real name (name of applicant)
  • an address for us to contact you (for example, email or postal address)
  • detailed description of what you want to know

If you are unable to put your request in writing, please contact us and we will help.

The Information Commissioners Office has a handy guide explaining how to access information from a public body (opens in a new window).

Send requests to foi@southlakeland.gov.uk

Send an FOI request

For Environmental Information Requests

You can ask for environmental information in writing or verbally and must include:

  • your real name (name of applicant)
  • an address for us to contact you (for example, email or postal address)
  • detailed description of what you want to know

The Information Commissioners Office has a handy guide explaining how to access information from a public body (opens in new window).

If you are unable to put your request in writing, please contact us and we will help.

 Send requests to foi@southlakeland.gov.uk

Send an EIR request

How do you ask to see your information?

A request to see your own information is called a Subject Access Request. When asking to see your own information you must provide:

  • your name and address
  • details of the service(s) you are receiving
  • any other information such as date of birth, gender, householder status (eg tenant, owner) you think may help us find your information.  If you have any difficulty with the form, help will be provided. 

You can also contact us if you think any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want to change the sort of information about you that we may have collected.

To make a subject access request either:

The Data Protection Officer
South Lakeland District Council
FREEPOST NAT18106
Kendal
LA9 4BR

For further information on any personal data we collect and hold, please visit the data protection pages