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Open data

Open Data is information held by the Government and local councils which is freely available for use and reuse by the public.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

We are fully committed to Open Data and to fulfilling our duties to publish our data under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015. The Code sets out the minimum data that we need to publish, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published. For more details about the Code, see the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 on GOV.UK.

We are currently developing the data sets required by the Code, with the aim of publishing them all on our website by the end of December 2017, at the latest. Some of this data is already available (below) and we will add to it as other data sets become available.

For more information about Open Data in the UK, visit

Use of our open data

Below are the data sets that we currently publish for public reuse. All data listed on this page is released for public reuse under the Open Government Licence. This licence allows you to use the data for any purpose you wish, so long as the source is credited to Eden District Council. If you use any of these data sets to create web applications we would really like to know - let us know and we will list them here.

List of available datasets

Council constitution

See Council constitution.

Council spending over £500

Details of all council expenditure exceeding £500 is published monthly

Council spending on procurement cards

Details of all council expenditure on government procurement cards is published monthly


Counter fraud investigation falls under the remit of the Senior Auditor. As we previously transferred our housing stock, we have not used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar. In the year 2016/2017 there were no cases of suspected fraud.

Organisation chart

Parking accounts and controlled parking spaces

Annual breakdown of income and expenditure on our parking account and the number of controlled off-street parking spaces. On-street parking is managed by Cumbria County Council.

Pay multiple

Financial year Description
2017-2018 Pay multiple for 2017 / 2018 (CSV 1 Kb)
2016-2017 Pay multiple for 2016 / 2017 (CSV 1 Kb)
2015-2016 Pay multiple for 2016 / 2017 (CSV 1 Kb)
2014-2015 Pay multiple for 2016 / 2017 (CSV 1 Kb)

Senior salaries and salary count

Financial year Description
2016-2017 Senior salaries for 2016 / 2017 (CSV 3 Kb)
2016-2017 Salary count for 2016 / 2017 (CSV 1 Kb)
2015-2016 Senior salaries for 2015 / 2016 (CSV 3 Kb)
2015-2016 Salary count for 2015 / 2016 (CSV 1 Kb)
2014-2015 Senior salaries for 2014 / 2015 (CSV 3 Kb)
2014-2015 Salary count for 2014 / 2015 (CSV 1 Kb)

Social housing assets

We transferred all housing stock to Eden Housing Association in 1997.

Trade union facility time

We have four members of staff who are union representatives (including health and safety representatives), none of whom spend 50% or more of their time on union duties.

VCSE grants

All grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are published annually.