Why a southern think tank? We were launched in 2014 by Greg Clark and Lord Adonis to provide public policy focus for central southern England: the area from Dorset to West Sussex, and the Isle of Wight up to Oxfordshire. …

Year One at the Southern Policy Centre Read more »

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed …

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Hampshire is changing The changing face of our landscape is something that affects us all; the loss of hedgerows, rapid expansion of urban areas or erosion of our coastlines to highlight just a few crucial issues. Some of the more serious …

Hampshire’s Changing Landscape – How can Crowdsourcing Help? Read more »

Lights, Camera, ACTION Flooding & Cars Knowing that it is flooding is one thing.   What would be more relevant is being able to do something about it pro-actively before the situation gets out of control.    Flooding is going …

Action is What Really Counts Read more »

Deep breath I’m leaving Hampshire County Council, and am stepping down as lead for the Hampshire Hub. There, I’ve said it. Looking back I wrote my first post Hampshire Hub (Thoughts on What a Hampshire Hub might be) in February …

Leaving on a High Read more »

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude has recognised sixteen local and regional authorities – including Hampshire County Council – as open data champions. More information is available in the announcement on GOV.UK and in a blog post on DATA.GOV.UK by …

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This is a guest post by Leo Valberg, Senior Data Scientist at Nquiringminds. This post was originally published on the Nquiringminds blog. The Open City Data Platform is one of the initiatives the Hampshire Hub Partnership is involved with.  #1 The …

Back story: the data journey in the production of the GP pressure map Read more »

#1 The Overarching Mission Thinking ahead to April when the FutureCities contract to build a data integration platform starts, the team thought a blog would help to serve as a record of how the project is progressing. Our central plan …

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Have you heard of Hampshire Hub? Hampshire Hub is a data store for people who live in and around Hampshire to share data, information, and knowledge. Mark Braggins, who also writes for Chandler’s Ford Today, founded the Hampshire Hub. Hampshire …

Open Data: How Hampshire Hub Inspired The Government Read more »

We’re happy to provide an update on progress with the Hub platform and also tell you a bit about Local Open Data: reaping the benefits – a one day event we’re hosting in Manchester on 21st April 2015. Since our …

Hub updates and local open data event Read more »