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The following information is a guide to asking questions of the SCR Combined Authority and its officers

General Information

Questions regarding the work of the SCR Combined Authority are welcomed. However, these must relate to an issue which is the responsibility of the Combined Authority. If not, the applicant will be advised as to where their question may be more appropriately directed.

If the information is being withheld, the applicant will receive a formal response under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Questions may be submitted:
  • in writing to The Clerk, SCR Combined Authority, 18 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HG,
  • by email
  • by using the online submission facility on the Authority’s website (see below)

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including the Combined Authority.  It sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on the authority, such as time for compliance, the right by an applicant to complain about the handling of their request, and a code of practice on record keeping.

Freedom of Information matters relating to the SCR are processed by the Barnsley MBC Customer Feedback and Improvement Team.

Any Freedom of Information questions should be sent to

How to Make a Complaint

If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of the work overseen by the Combined Authority, please write to, or e-mail:

The Deputy Monitoring Officer
South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat
18 Regent Street
S70 2HGE-mail:

Or use the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

Further information in contained in our Complaints Procedure

Asking Questions at Combined Authority Meetings

A member of the public can attend a meeting of the Combined Authority and ask a question of the Authority directly.
Questions must be received in writing by 12 noon, at least 7 days prior to the meeting at which the applicant wants speak.
The applicant must specify their name and address and all questions should be clear and concise and limited to a maximum of 100 words.   
The applicant will be notified if the request can or cannot be accepted for the next meeting, and if so, arrangements for attending and asking your question on the day.  If it is considered that the applicant’s question would be best addressed by officers working to the direction of the Combined Authority, e.g. a request for technical information, the applicant will be advised accordingly.
An applicant can only ask a maximum of 2 questions in any 6-month period.
Dates of future Combined Authority Meetings can be viewed in the calendar of meetings
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