Open Data

Open data is about increased transparency, about sharing the information we hold with the wider community to build useful applications. The data needs to be in open, machine readable formats that can be easily reused.

You are free to use this data in a wide variety of applications and we licence use in accordance with the same terms and conditions as specified by data.gov.uk.

Listed here are the datasets that Trafford Council has opened up. It's aim to to allow people to remix, mashup and share data easily. We hope to add more as soon as they are available. If you build any systems using the data then please let us know. We would love to hear how this data is being used.

File Formats

We use the following data formats on this website:

Open Data file formats

Type Description 

XML

Extensible Markup Language

CSV

Comma Separated Values

RSS

Really Simple Syndication

KML

Keyhole Markup Language

KMZ

Compressed version of KML files (smaller files)

RDF

Resource Description Framework

General Information

General information

Title Format Notes 

Senior Salaries

CSV

Salaries of senior council staff

Council Information

XML

Basic information about Trafford Council

Job Vacancies

RSS

Latest Trafford Council job vacancies

News Releases

RSS

Latest news releases from Trafford

Council

What's On

RSS

Details of events listed on the council website

Council Tax

Council Tax Open Data

Title Format Notes 

Valuation Band Charges

XML

Historic charges from current year back to 1993

Council Tax Arrears 2005-2009

CSV

Council Tax Arrears as at 31 March 2011 for Years 2005/06 to 2009/10 per ward area

Council Tax Arrears 2010

CSV

Council Tax Arrears for 2010/11 as at 31 March 2011 per ward area

Council Tax Arrears 2011

CSV

Council Tax Arrears for 2011/12

Business Rates (NNDR)

Business Rates NNDR

Title Format Notes 

NNDR Arrears 2005-2009

CSV

NNDR Arrears as at 31 March 2011 for Years 2005/06 to 2009/10 per ward area

NNDR Arrears 2010

CSV

NNDR Arrears for 2010/11 as at 31 March 2011 per ward area

NNDR Arrears 2011

CSV

CSV NNDR Arrears for 2011/12

Elections and Democracy

Elections and Democracy

Title Format Notes 

Civil Parishes

XML

Details of the parish councils within the borough of Trafford

Constituencies

XML

Details of the parliamentary constituencies covering Trafford

Local Election Results

XML

Results of local elections back to 1998

Local Election Results (OE)

RDF

Results of local elections using OpenElectionData markup

General Election Results

XML

Results of all general elections in Trafford

Output Areas  

XML

Lookup data for the output area geography used in our files

Wards

XML

Details of the 21 wards within the borough of Trafford

Boundary/Area Based

Boundary/Area Based

Title Format Area Covered 

Trafford Borough

KML | KMZ

The entire Borough of Trafford

Wards

KMLKMZ

Area/boundary of the 21 wards in Trafford

Location Based

Location based open data

Title Format  Notes

Allotments

XML

Location of allotments

Bus Stops

XML

Location of all bus stops in Trafford (source: NaPTAN)

Children's Centres

XML

Location of children's centres

Leisure Centres

XML

Location of leisure centres

Libraries

XML

Location of libraries

Highways Trees

XML

Location and species of the 15,000 trees that the Council look after

Parks and Open Spaces

XML

Location of all the parks and open spaces in Trafford

Polling Stations

XML

Location of election polling stations within Trafford

Railway Stations

XML

Location of all railway stations in Trafford (source: NaPTAN)

Recycling Centres

XML

Location of recycling centres including materials accepted at each.

Schools

XML

Location and contact details of all Trafford schools

Streetlights

XML

Location of the 27,000 streetlights in Trafford

Transparency Code

We are in the process of updating our pages to comply with the requirements of the transparency code.  Some information can be found on this open data page, other information can be found at the 'Links' at the top of this page or on DataGM.  We are endeavouring to bring all this data together as soon as possible.

 

Transparency Contract Register

The following provides information on all contract, commissioned or framework expenditure in excess of £5000 for the Transparency Code. We have also provided a Summary of information related to the register.

TitleFormatNotes 

Transparency Contract Register 2014

CSV

Central Contract Register

Waste Contracts

CSV

Details of Waste Contracts

Transparency Invitations to Tender (ITT’s) – Trafford Council

The following provides information on ITTs published for the periods defined for expenditure in excess of £5,000 for the Transparency Code. We have also provided a Summary of information relating to ITTs.

Transparency Invitations to Tender (ITT’s)

TitleFormat

Invitations to Tender 1 Oct 14 to 31 Dec 2014

CSV

Invitations to Tender: Invitations to tender are used in a competitive tendering process in which suppliers or contractors are able to participate in a procurement process for the supply of specific and clearly defined goods or services during a specified timeframe.

The data files contain ITTs published by Trafford Council via The Chest Northwest Regional Portal for the period defined.

Current opportunities for Trafford Council visit The Chest.  

Data has been excluded or redacted from the publication in line with guidance issued by the Local Government Association.

There are occasions when data items have been removed (redacted) for the following reasons:

Redacted Personal Data

  • where the data would identify an individual in the context of their private life.

Redacted Commercial Confidentiality

  • where the release of information could prejudice the conduct of business or was provided in confidence.

Redacted Other

  • where revealing information would compromise security, health & safety or crime prevention.

The Council manage 4 distinct processes – 1.Tendering, 2.Awarding a Contract 3.Ordering Goods and Services via a Purchase Order as required 4. Paying an Invoice or awarding a Grant. This means that the same or similar information may be duplicated over datasets published by the Council. An example of this process would be a contract being advertised via an ITT, awarded to a stationery supplier, a purchase order will then be raised to order 200 biros, the goods will be delivered and then an invoice submitted to the Council for payment. This information will be contained in the ITT declaration, the Contract Register, Purchase Order Information and the Spend Data.

It is likely that the values contained in the ITT, Contract Register, Purchase Order data and Spend Data will not reconcile. This is because the timeframe whereby each item of data is captured will be different and actual spend varies over time. For example, the example, the ITT will be the estimated maximum value for the full contract term at the point the contract is advertised, the Contract Register will be the estimated maximum contract value over the full term, Purchase Orders may reflect requirements over a much shorter time or a single “call off” and spend declaration reflects when we pay for the goods and services.

Definitions:

  • Contracts: documents evidencing a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Purchase Orders may be raised against these Contracts.

  • Framework agreements: are legally compliant routes to pre selecting suppliers who are able to supply goods and services. Contracts are awarded to bidders when the work is allocated. Such contracts will be listed on the contract register if they are over £5,000 and are classified as “frameworks”.

  • Invitations to tender: are open advertisements to the market which represent opportunities for interested parties to express an interest in participating in a competitive procurement process for the supply of goods, services or works.

This data set is provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

You will see that this licence encourages you to download and re-use our data.   If you have queries with any of the ITTs listed in the data, please contact us at data.protection@trafford.gov.uk specifying the name of the file you are referring to, the unique contract reference, what additional information you require.

Supplier Spend

The following files show payments to suppliers made by the council. The files are plain webpage format and in CSV format conforming to the standard format defined by the Local Open Data Panel.

The accompanying meta-data file explains some of the Trafford variations to the official guidelines.

Payments

Time Period Description Formats 

 February 2015

 All Payments

Web | CSV

 January 2015

 All Payments

Web | CSV

December 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

November 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

October 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

September 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

August 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

July 2014

All payments

Web  | CSV

June 2014

All payments

Web | CSV

May 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

April 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

March 2014

All Payments

Web | CSV

February 2014

All payments

Web | CSV

January 2014

All payments

Web | CSV