Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 exist to give individuals the right to access environmental information that public authorities hold. The regulations require public authorities to:

  • Progressively make such information easily accessible to the public by electronic means
  • Take reasonable steps to organise the information relevant to its functions and with a view to the active and systematic dissemination to the public of the information

Cheshire Constabulary will publish information, as it becomes available, making it available to download from this website.

Making a request for information

If you wish to make a request for information under the Regulations you can do so in the following ways:

By letter

Send your request by letter to:

Freedom of Information Officer,
Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters,
Clemonds Hey,
Oakmere Road,

By email

Send your request by email to [email protected]

By fax

Send your request by fax to 01606 364133.

By telephone

Make your request by calling on 01606 364176.

In person

The Regulations allow requests to be made in person. Cheshire Constabulary will however, seek to confirm verbal requests in writing to ensure accuracy and efficiency. If you wish to make a request in person you should do so at your nearest Police Station for the attention of the Freedom of Information Officer.

It is inadvisable to make verbal requests to patrol officers, the nature of their duties means it is unlikely they will be able to give any sort of priority to such requests.

General advice

  • You should make your request clear and legible, and you should try to be as specific as possible about the information you want.
  • You should provide an address for us to send any documentation or information back to. An email address is acceptable.
  • Independent advice and guidance is available on the Information Commissioner’s website.