Open data is about increased transparency, about sharing the information we hold with the wider community. The data we provide will be in an open, machine readable format that can be easily viewed by you or used for other analysis.
Anyone can use our data and you can freely download the information.
This data can be used in a wide variety of applications and we licence use in accordance with the same terms and conditions as specified by data.gov.uk under the Open Government Licence.
With this licence you are free to:
You must, where you do any of the above:
For more information on the open government licence please see nationalarchives.gov.uk.
Why is releasing our data important?
Releasing our data to the community helps us become more transparent and accountable as an organisation. When we publish our data it helps us to demonstrate our value for money but also provides the community with information on which they could propose new ways of working and challenge us.
This is supported by central government where the minister for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, asked local government to publish all council spending over £500 as part of a spending transparency project.
What data will be published by South Kesteven District Council?
Initially we are publishing all spend to suppliers above £500 per transaction which will be provided monthly. We are looking to expand the amount of data available in an open data format and update this website regularly.
What happens if I have a query on the data?
Most queries can be solved by a simple email which you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I make an Freedom of Information request?
The Freedom of Information page has all the information you require to make an FOI request.