Open data

Open data is information which is freely available for use by the general public. Web developers and designers can use this information to create applications and data 'mashups'. We hope to add to this page over time.

The Transparency Agenda

Transparency Supporting Information

Local Government Transparency Code [excel spreadsheet], Briefing Note 2013 [pdf document], Briefing Note 2014 [pdf document]

The local government transparency code [external link] is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability.

Display Energy Certification

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are designed to show the energy performance of public buildings. They use a scale that runs from ‘A’ to ‘G’ - ‘A’ being the most efficient and ‘G’ being the least” For more details see the Government website [external link]

Spending data

Spending data for Darlington Borough Council is available in pdf, excel and csv format.

Workforce information

Workforce information for Darlington Borough Council - including salary scales, sickness absence and number of employees.

Our approach to open data

We have created links to open data on this page for your use. Open data is about sharing the information we hold with the community at large. We encourage you to use the information provided on these pages and hope to add further datasets to these pages in future.

If you have used our open data in any way then please let us know on mydarlington@darlington.gov.uk and we may be able to look at linking to this information from this page.

We use the Open Government licence for public sector information [external link]. Please view this page to see what you are free to do with our data and the conditions surrounding it.