Local Transparency in Hampshire
We are fully dedicated to being an open, accountable and transparent local authority. As such we publish a range of information for people to access.
Details of our approach and commitment to open data can be found in our Open Data Policy.
We already publish a significant amount of information in the form of reports presented to Council meetings and committees.
However, we are also publishing further information such as senior officer salaries, spend over £500 and contracts details to help improve trust and understanding among residents.
Providing access to open data in Hampshire
As part of our aim to improve trust and understanding among residents we publish a number of important sets of information as open data
Open data means making the non-personal information we hold freely available to everyone in a format that can be reused.
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 License for public sector information.
You are free to choose how you use the data. For example:
- You may just want to examine the data to get a better understanding of local issues or of how we work.
- You could republish the data on your blog or website.
- If you are a software or web developer, you could use the data as part of a web application or mashup.
What data is available?
Some of the open data currently available from us is listed below. Over time we will be making more information available for you to re-use and share.
Open Data Blog
- Kicking off the Open Government Project
- Contracts Finder Archive
- Defra Announces Major Open Data Programme.