Requesting Your Information

How to request information about yourself

You can request information under the Data Protection Act by filling out a Subject Access Request form. This can be found under our Online Forms on the left.

Fees for requests

Southend Borough Council charges: 

  • £10.00  for each request or
  • £2.00 if it is a request for limited information from a credit agency

There are special rules that apply to fees for access to manual health records (where the maximum fee is currently £50) and education records (where there is a sliding scale ranging from £1 to £50 depending upon the number of pages to be provided).

Kindly make all cheques or postal orders payable to Southend on Sea Borough Council.

What information you will receive and how you will be given that information

Within forty days of receipt of an application with sufficient information for us to locate your data and the fee, you will be given all of the information the Authority holds about you on both its computer and manual records, a description of the purposes for which we process your data, a list of others to whom it is disclosed and information about sources.

You will be given a copy to keep and check for accuracy. This will either be a printout from the computer or a photocopy of your manual records. We will also be able to copy the information onto a CD or in Braile.

Page last updated: 09/05/2017