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What Is Open Data?

Open Data is about Councils being more open and transparent and about sharing certain non- personal information and datasets and making them freely available for everyone to use as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other controls. This is outlined in the Government’s Open Data White Paper, published in June 2012.

Data published by the Council is open to use, you do not have to apply for permission, but you do have to adhere to the terms of the Open Government Licence. Please note that data held on linked websites may be subject to other licence agreements or conditions. By downloading data from this site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of the Open Government License. For more information on data licensing please see our Licensing Information page.

The data contained on this website is in an open and readable format that can be easily re-used. For information on the formats available please see our Filetypes page.

Open Data can be used to create information, publications, it can be used to create systems and applications that are both useful and innovative and are of benefit to the wider community.

If you have used our Open Data to build a system or application, or feel you have utilised the data in a useful and innovative way, please let us know. We would love to hear how our data is being used and in turn this will help us to improve the service.

Whilst the website is still in development, we are working hard to introduce additional formats and new content as well as improve functionality of the site. If there are any particular datasets that you would like to see, please let us know and we will see what we can do.

We hope you find our open data useful.

We would like to make users of the information contained within this website aware that although we make every effort to ensure accuracy of the information, data within the site may not be complete, therefore, no responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions when using information obtained from this site. No liability is accepted for loss or damage arising from use of information obtained from this site, whether foreseeable or otherwise.

Please note that we reserve the right to change the format of the data that we supply.