Open data

Open data is data that is openly accessible, exploitable, editable and shared by anyone for any purpose, even commercially. Open data is licensed under an open licence.

The idea of open data is that non-personal information held by local councils should be freely available for anyone to use.

We want to make our data available for the benefit of everyone, so that:

  • we increase the transparency and accountability of what we do
  • you can re-use, remix and share the data in new and interesting ways
  • you can use the data to create useful applications and websites

We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services provided.

Anyone can use our data. You don't have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

The open data currently available from us is in our data dashboard. 

Spending over £250

If you would like to download all data relating to our spending of £250 or more on items or services, please see our dedicated webpage.