Make a Freedom of Information request, or an EIR request
You have a right to request any recorded information held by the Council.
Find out if your question has been answered before. All FOI and EIR responses we send out will be published in the disclosure log on our website.
Requesting information about yourself
If you want information about yourself, such as a social care file, your employment record, or details of correspondence between yourself and the council, you should make a Subject Access request.
Other ways to request information
“Business as usual” requests
Often contacting the relevant department to ask common questions can be faster than waiting for an FOI response. Give it a try!
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
We recommend you use our online FOI request form. But we will respond to any FOI request made in writing. That includes:
Information Management Team
4th Floor, Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests
EIR requests can be submitted in writing by any of the above methods, as well as verbally, to 020 8356 4938, in which case an officer will transcribe your request, and confirm it in writing.