A site about how community groups and charities can make the most of data and open data to do something useful. Focused on Birmingham, relevant everywhere.

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How using better data and being better informed can get you more of what you need

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It matters when what you do changes something – this was a tweet from last month… @MarcusBelben @podnosh @KingsHeathRF @liveinhope13 @20splentyforus I've asked officers to look again at 20 MPH for Brook Lane — Lisa Trickett (@LisaTrickett41) March 21, 2015 Yes that’s not a guarantee of change, but it’s evidence of a big step towards […]

This site is Dormant

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Hi Folks – we haven’t updated the site since 2010 – just keeping it here as a record.

Urgent: Sign up for Treasury’s COINS seminar

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As I’ve previously written, the COINS database is not just a very significant release of open data, it’s also quite hard to get your head round. With this in mind, Her Majesty’s Treasury is holding a seminar on July 2 2010, from 9.30am to 12.30pm for coders and others who want to understand more about […]