Transparency and open data

We are committed to giving you more information and power. This helps you:

  • make more informed democratic choices
  • contribute to local decision-making
  • shape our local services.

Transparency is the foundation of local accountability. It gives you the tools and information you need to play a bigger role in society.

The availability of data can also open new markets for:

  • local businesses
  • voluntary and community sectors
  • social enterprises to run services or manage public assets.

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 explains the main principles for us to offer more transparency through publishing data. It outlines the minimum requirements for us to publish open data for re-use quickly.

The data on this page is published under the Open Government Licence. This is a free open licence for public sector bodies like us to use and re-use information easily. If you want to use or re-use any of our data, please read the licence conditions.

To meet the code requirements, we publish:

Financial data

We publish the following financial data:

Contracts and procurement

We publish the following procurement information:

How we are organised

We publish the following documents on how we are organised:

Assets

We publish the following information on our assets:

Human resources (HR) data

We publish the following HR information:

Social Housing Asset Values

Under the Department of Communities and Local Government’s ‘Local Government Transparency Code 2015’, We are obliged to publish details of the value of social housing stock that is held in Authority’s Housing Revenue Account. Below are files that show stock held in Medway Council’s Housing Revenue Account at the end of the relevant year.

View our Social Housing Data

More information

We also publish information on:

  • waste collection
  • parking accounts
  • parking spaces
  • grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

For more information on these you can make an information request

Or write to:

Information Governance Team, Legal Services
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent, ME4 4TR