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
  • contracts
  • councillors' allowances
  • fraud data
  • grants
  • public health funerals
  • spending
  • waste contracts over £5000

Other data

Councils' land and building assets

Find out about all the land and buildings owned by Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council:

Employees

Locality budgets

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.

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.