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Open data

Open data in the public sector is about increasing transparency and sharing the information we hold with the wider community.

You are free to use any of the data on this section of the website in a wide variety of applications. We license use in accordance with the same terms and conditions as specified by data.gov.uk (external link).

The Local Government Transparency Code places requirements on local authorities to publish information in order to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision-making process and help shape public services. Further information and a copy of the code is available on gov.uk (external link).  

Council expenditure

  • To download data on council spending over £500, visit the spending over £500 page.
  • To download the budget books and statements of accounts, visit the council budget page.
  • To find information about councillors' expenses, visit the borough councillors' allowances page.
  • To find information about grants to voluntary groups including revenue grants, Community Chest grants and Older People's Champion grants, visit the grants page.
  • A summary of the costs and income associated with parking and enforcement, including details of parking spaces, can be found on our parking page.
  • Download details of the council's Affordable Housing Grant Payments (pdf 188kb)

Procurement information

Payment Performance

Percentage of invoices for commercial goods and services paid within 30 days of receipt or within the agreed payment terms: 98.81% (2015/16).

Amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment: our system does not currently allow us to collate this data (2015/16).

Organisation chart, salaries and pay policy

Download the organisation's structure chart (PDF 240kb) (including additional transparency data) relating to staff in the top three levels of the council whose salary exceeds £50,000.

The council publishes, under the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011,  information relating to senior salaries in its annual statement of  accounts. The draft statement of accounts for 2013/14 can be downloaded from the council budget page. This information has been reproduced and expanded in the documents below to include a list of responsibilities for each post.

The council's pay policy  is published in part 4 section 13.1 of the constitution and can be downloaded from the constitution page. The pay policy illustrates, among other things, the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff. Under the Transparency Code, the council is required to publish the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole of the authority's workforce. In addition to information provided in the pay policy, the ratio in this respect is 1:4.59.

Fraud

Details of the anti-fraud information that the Council has to publish under Transparency requirements is outlined in the document below:

Land and property ownership

You can download a list of Council owned land and property (PDF 117kb) or Council owned land and property (CSV 104kb)

  • We do not have details of private land/property ownership. If the area is privately owned, you can contact the Land Registry to enquire whether the land/property has been registered. Telephone the local Lancashire office on 0844 892 1111, email them at customersupport@landregistry.gsi.gov.uk or visit the Land Registry (external link) for information. Please note a nominal charge is made for this service.
  • To enquire whether an area of land or a road forms part of the adopted highway, please contact Lancashire Highways Authority on 0300 123 6780, email highways@lancashire.gov.uk or visit Lancashire Highways (external link) for information.
  • Lancashire County Council may own areas of land in the borough. Contact them on 0300 123 6701 or alternatively MARIO is Lancashire's online mapping service, which shows areas of County ownership. Visit Mario Maps (external link) for further details.

Social housing assets

Trade union facilities

Information about trade union facility time provided by the council.

Council constitution and meetings

Council tax

 Visit council tax to download council tax rates. 

Elections

View election results.

Jobs

Find information about jobs. You can also register for job alerts and  subscribe to the council's jobs RSS feed.

News and press releases