Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council are committed to being as open as possible with the information provided to the community.
People have a right to access information about how the Councils work and go about business. While there is obviously certain confidential information we cannot release, a lot of detailed information is already available, and easily accessible, through this website and other open sources.
We believe being open in providing information is an essential part of the democratic process, as the better informed people are the more active role they can play in local government.
This commitment is also shared by Central Government, which has underpinned the process with the publication of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, which came into effect on 7 November 2014.
The Code sets out key principles for local authorities to create greater transparency through the publication of data and includes mandatory and recommended sets of data.
|Suffolk Coastal District Council Monthly report of transactions that exceed £250
Suffolk Coastal District Council Monthly report of credit card transactions
|Waveney District Council monthly report of transactions that exceed £250
Waveney District Council monthly report of credit card transactions
|Suffolk Coastal District Council Contracts Register
Suffolk Coastal District Council Procurement Forward Plan
|Waveney District Council Contracts Register
Waveney District Council Procurement Forward Plan
|Contracts currently open to tender|
|Supplying the Councils|
Suffolk Coastal District Council's waste contract
Suffolk Coastal District Council has held a 20% share of Suffolk Coastal Norse Limited (previously Suffolk Coastal Services Ltd) since 1 April 2009. They provide a package of services including refuse, cleansing and maintenance.
Waveney District Council's Waste Contract
In 2008/09, Waveney District Council entered into an arrangement with Norse Commercial Services Limited (NCS) for the provision of a package of services including Refuse, Cleansing and Maintenance. A new company, Waveney Norse Ltd, was formed to deliver this service.
|Suffolk Coastal District Council's Constitution||Waveney District Council's Constitution|
View details of Suffolk Coastal District Council's land and building assets (select the 'Local Authority Land' option from the left hand menu).
|Suffolk Coastal District Council Capital and Revenue Grants||Waveney District Council Small Grants Programme|
|Suffolk Coastal District Council Enabling Communities Grant Awards .pdf | .xls | .csv
Suffolk Coastal District Council Enabling Communities Exemplar Programme .pdf | .xls | .csv
|Suffolk Coastal District Council Fraud transparency figures||Waveney District Council Fraud transparency figures|
Local Authorities are required to publish details of the value of social housing stock that is held in their Housing Revenue Account. The data must be published by postal sector and classified within pre-determined valuation bands and include valuations for the dwellings using both Exiting Use Value for Social Housing (EUV-SH) and Market Value (MV). The data is required to be published annually as at 1st April and must be based on the Authority’s most up to date valuations.
The Code requires that valuation data must be listed at postal sector level (e.g. PO1 1**) where the average number of households is 2,500. This should be large enough to prevent identification of individual dwellings. However, a large number of postal sectors that fall within the Waveney District Council social housing stock hold less than 2,500. In this instance The Code allows the postcode level to be set higher, that is at the district level (e.g. PO1 ***).
Local authorities are also required to make further adjustments to the data prior to publishing in order to mitigate the possibility of identifying individual properties. For any given postal sector (district) where the number of occupied social housing properties in any valuation bands is less than a threshold of ‘10’, authorities should merge that cell with the next lowest valuation band and so on until the result is a band with 10 or more households.
Existing Use Value and Market Value
The tenanted value of dwellings within the Housing Revenue Account is valued at Existing Use Value - Social Housing. This assumes the estimated amount for which a property should exchange on the date of valuation subject to the property being let in pursuant to delivery of a service for existing use i.e. tenanted socially rented dwellings rather than vacant possession.
The Market Value or Existing Use Value indicates the best price at which a sale of an interest in the property would have been completed unconditionally for cash consideration with vacant possession.
The vacant possession value is for comparison purposes only and is not intended to suggest that tenancies should end to realise the market value of properties.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are continuing to work with the other Suffolk Districts and Borough Councils to release further datasets that would be useful and informative.
Datasets, which display the same information, have been produced by the Councils and is available on the Suffolk Observatory.
Businesses and communities had been encouraged to provide feedback to ensure released information is useful and helpful so that it will be beneficial for the citizens of the District. Please let use know if there any other information sets that you would like made available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Suffolk Coastal Registered Datasets||Waveney Registered Datasets|
|Suffolk Coastal Parking Account||Waveney Parking Account|