Transparency in local government

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We are working towards allowing our data to be open and transparent so it can be shared and used easily. Open data is about sharing our information to a wider audience. The datasets should be, as far as possible, in open, machine readable formats that can be easily reused (XML, RSS, RDF or CSV).

We’ve created an open data area to help:

  • make data we hold available online (unless private or sensitive)
  • encourage residents, businesses and other interested parties to interrogate the data and develop applications, hacks and widgets
  • increase transparency and accountability

Our data is published in line with the local government transparency code which sets out the minimum data that local authorities should be publishing, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published

Read our transparency policy statement.