Information and Records Management
There is an ongoing review of the information and records management procedures and standards that the Authority uses. Some of these policies and documents will be published on the Council's website.
A Records Retention schedule is a list of records for which pre-determined destruction dates have been established.
The Retention Schedule brings all this information together in a single report.
It has three objectives:
- disposal of those records which have completed their retention period
- storage of records which have to be kept temporarily after they are no longer needed for current business
- preservation of records which are of long-term or historic value
The Council's Retention Schedule is reviewed annually as part of the Council's Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.