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Helping David Owen find the data he needs to make unattached playing fields in Birmingham more useful and more used.l

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Earlier today Steph Clarke and I had a chat with David Owen of Friends of Spring Lane in Birmingham. Spring Lane is what is know as an “unattached playing field” (not attached to a specific school – although there for the sporting use of primary schools in Birmingham).  Spring lane once had numerous maintained pitches […]

How can community groups use open data for Big Local and Our Place

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This is a practical run through of  something we picked up through a  question Becky Picklin asked us.  She works as the small groups officers for Dudley CVS and wondered if open data might help their support for Big Local in East Coseley We first had a look at possibilities in the surgery at Stourbridge […]

Consistency and Collaboration for Data Collection around Niche areas of Commuunity

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I wrote previously about standardisation of data collection – being consistent on how data is collected, but now I’ve come across an interesting issue, not HOW  but WHAT data is collected. Working with Birmingham LGBT we were trying to find data that could help them to target their support, they were particularly looking for older members of […]