Transparency and open data
We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services we provide. As part of this we publish open data on our open data website.
We comply with the code of recommended practice for local authorities on data transparency, which recommends the datasets councils should make available as a minimum which include:
- Government procurement card transactions
- Contracts register
- Local authority land
- Statement of accounts
- Trade union facility time
- Parking account
- Pay policy statement
- Fraud data
- Grants to voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations
This data has been published under the INSPIRE and Transparency regulations. We will continue to increase the number of datasets that we make available over time, where resources and capacity permit, and there is a clear public demand for the information.
All of our data is also available on the data.gov.uk site in a searchable format for downloads of GIS shapefiles, WMS services, CSVs and PDFs.
If you have any questions about our open data, or would like to request the publication of a particular dataset, please email us. You can also read our publication scheme, which lists the information we make available as part of our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.