We are committed to being as open as possible with the information provided to the community.
People have a right to access information about how we 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.
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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.
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.
All existing contracts transferred to East Suffolk Council on 1 April 2019.
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East Suffolk Council only hold records of council owned land. Information about privately owned land is available from the Land Registry.
In line with national guidance, the council publishes open data about its land, building assets and vacant buildings (including location, Unique Property Reference Number, and type of ownership) in our Asset Register.
To find out whether East Suffolk Council owns a particular piece of land, try our Geographic Information System (GIS) which is an interactive mapping service that lets you view some of our map based information (select the 'East Suffolk Council Ownership' option from the left hand menu).
If you need any further assistance please contact our Asset Management team.
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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 1 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 East Suffolk 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.
The Housing Ombudsman Service requires landlords to complete and publish their complaint handling code self assessment.
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