Access to Information

Transparency

The Government has made transparency and open data a key priority; the aim is to open up government and public services through the publication of non-personal information and data which will make the public sector more accountable to communities and businesses. It will also help to drive improvements in services by informing choice and to stimulate innovation and growth.

The revised Local Government Transparency Code was published in October 2014, and includes:

  • the key principles in creating greater transparency through the publication of public data
  • the datasets that local authorities must make available to the public.

Open data is about making public information freely available for everyone to use and re-use. The range of data that the Council is committed to publishing is below in the Publication Guide and includes the information and data which have been made available as part of the Transparency Code. The information and datasets are licensed under the:

If you are going to use the information and datasets, you need to acknowledge the source of the information.

Publication guide

This section provides a comprehensive list of council information with links to relevant web pages or other contact details. If you cannot find what you are looking for please use the search box, the A-Z guide or contact us.

If you require information in another format eg large text, Braille, or a translation, this may be possible but there may be a charge. 

Who we are and what we do

Our spending

Our priorities and how we are doing

Our decision making

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

Some of the registers listed below are available for inspection only - please complete the online form to arrange to view them

  • Public licences registers for premises, hackney carriage drivers, cooling towers, dangerous animals
  • Asset registers
  • Councillors financial and other interests
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Electoral register
  • Commercial property
  • Sports clubs
  • Contracts register

Datasets

The following datasets are available:

Services we provide

For information about the services provided by the Council please see:

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB