We believe transparency is a key driver for the efficient delivery of council services. As a publicly funded organisation, we also have a duty to demonstrate to you that we are fully open and transparent in our business operations and outcomes.
This page has been developed to provide easy access to some of the most frequently requested Council information and further links will be added over time. This data is freely re-usable under the same terms as the Open Government Licence.
Council Services - for links to all the council's Service Units and the services we provide.
Organisation Charts - for information on how the organisation is structured to deliver services to the public.
Contact Us - for information on our opening hours and the various ways you can contact the council and access our services.
Council Meetings And Events - for information on the timing of future meetings and events.
Agendas, Reports and Minutes - for access to agendas, reports and minutes for all types of council meetings.
Council Performance - for information on how well we deliver services to you.
Counter-fraud work - details of our use of powers under counter-fraud legislation.
Councillors Allowances - for information on the total amounts paid to individual Councillors (also known as Members) for each financial year. Councillors do not receive a salary but are entitled under the Constitution to a basic allowance and travel and subsistence payments for undertaking approved duties. In addition, some councillors receive a special responsibility allowance.
Pay and Benefits for Directors and Service Heads - for information on how pay and benefits for staff are determined and job titles, salaries and expenses of senior council officers.
Payments to Suppliers - As part of our commitment to be open and transparent with our residents we have published all payments made to suppliers. This data is freely re-usable under the terms and conditions of the Open Government Licence.
Contracts over £5000 - As part of our commitment to be open and transparent with residents we publish details of contracts over £5000 in value. This data is freely re-usable under the terms and conditions of the Open Government Licence.
Suppliers & contracts – FAQ’s - a FAQ page for suppliers and contracts
Contract opportunities - for information on contract opportunities. Also see the Business Link website.
Payment Performance Statistics - information about the payment of invoices within 30 days.
Freedom of Information Act & Publication Scheme - if you can't find the information you are looking for through this web page, use these links for guidance on your right to access all types of recorded information held by us and a range of other public authorities. You can also use the A-Z drop-down listings at the top of each page to quickly find most information held on this website.
Trade Union Facility Time
Social Housing Asset Value - details of the value of social housing stock that is held in the Housing Revenue Account
Grants to Voluntary Organisations - List of grants paid in the 2014-15 Financial Year.
Twin Sails Bridge - for information and news on this major redevelopment project.