Open data and transparency
Our non-personal data is open and available for you to access and to use in applications.
Government Open Data Project
Achieving greater transparency of public bodies is a central theme of the Government's programme. To support our commitment to transparency, involvement and innovation we are working towards making all public data (that is not sensitive or personal) freely available to view and download in a variety of formats.
Visit our data.westsuffolk.gov.uk website to view the available data.
This data includes:
- Business rates
- Every three months we publish details of Business rates including the accounts in credit, empty business properties, rate relief and rateable value over £25,000.
- car park costs
- councillors' allowances
- fraud data
- public health funerals
- waste contracts over £5000
Councils' land and building assets
- You can find out about all the land and buildings owned by Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council here:
- Forest Heath District Council – land and building assets (CSV)
- Forest Heath District Council - public toilets (CSV)
- St Edmundsbury Borough Council – land and building assets (CSV)
- St Edmundsbury Borough Council - public toilets (CSV)
- Organisation chart - September 2016
- Senior staff salaries 2015/16 – Statement of accounts (See Note 28 - Officer's Remuneration)
- Senior staff salaries 2015/16 - Additional information including budgets, job roles & responsibilities
- Senior staff salaries 2015/16 - Remuneration summary
- Workforce development data
- Pay policy statement
- Every councillor has a locality budget. This is funding that councillors can use to support community groups in their wards. Each councillor has £2,500 to spend throughout the year on projects that benefit the community.
Forest Heath has been using this scheme for many years and it is a good way for communities and councillors to engage. The locality budget scheme is currently being trialled in St Edmundsbury for a year.
The spreadsheets below show what has currently been spent by each councillor. Councillors are working with communities all the time and the spreadsheets do not reflect agreements that are still to be processed. They also don't reflect any current discussions that councillors may be having with their local communities about other funding options.