Tag: local authorities

FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across

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University project sets out to build open datastore for UK councils

The Geographic Data Science lab at the University of Liverpool is building an open datastore for every local authority in the UK. The initiative, detailed in a blog post , got underway earlier summer, backed by the ESRC Consumer Data

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Building an open datastore for every local authority in the UK

Using open data can be challenging, and especially for new users or those with limited analytical resources. It can be difficult to find what data are available, the formats can be confusing (or in some cases not that open!), and

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Councils explore options for online mapping tools

All parts of the public sector in Great Britain have free access to a wide range of services from the government-owned mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS), through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement in England and Wales or the One Scotland

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Local Open Data Ecosystem Map

Nesta, an independent innovation charity which offers funding to increase the innovation capacity in UK, published the article  Local Open Data Ecosystem – A Prototype Map last week, which illustrates how successful Local Authorities across England are at opening up

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OpenGov Voices: Now is the time for open data in Mesa

In local government, we are passionate about the “local” part of our government mission – being the first responder, the first line of direct service to our resident and sometimes the first source of information. With more information in our

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Demonstrator: using open data to understand trends in social care

Beyond Caring? The South and the collapse of Adult Social Care ODI Hampshire’s partner organisation, the Southern Policy Centre, has produced a report on trends in adult social care within southern England using open data methods. Using data reported nationally,

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Local open data ecosystems – a prototype map

It is increasingly recognised that some of the most important open data is published by local authorities (LAs) – data which is important to us like bin collection days, planning applications and even where your local public toilet is. Also

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Press release: Scorecards launched to help councils reduce young people NEET

A new at-a-glance scorecard that shows the public how well their local council is doing in getting young people into education, employment or training is being launched by Skills Minister Nick Boles today (27 July 2015). The scorecards will rate

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System change – not just the speech about the future

I have had a really interesting couple of days the week before last at Labworks and then at the MADwData event in Sheffield – both excellent in different ways. I meant top blog last weekend but Life intervened in a very

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