Category Archives: local government

A reply from the UK government to my request for road gritting open data

Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes. Continue reading

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What have I been up to, lately?

A round-up of some of Andy Mabbett’s recent activities. Continue reading

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Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’

Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’, a 1945 British Council film made in Ledsam Street, Ladywood, Birmingham. Continue reading

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All your video are belong to us: open licence recordings of local government meetings

Andy Mabbett calls on local government bodies to open licence the videos of their meetings Continue reading

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Open Up Your Content – a piece written for Hyperlocal West Midlands

Andy Mabbett wrote about Open Content for the Hyperlocal West Midlands unconference. Continue reading

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Politician pin ups – open-licensed pictures, please

Andy Mabbett calls on public bodies to provide open-licensed pictures of politicians and senior officers. Continue reading

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Lightning Talks Strike Twice

0000-0001-5882-6823I very much enjoyed attending Local Gov Camp North West last weekend. Although it was attended by fewer people than other unconferences I’ve been to (due to people crying off for fear the impending snowpocalypse would leave them stranded in … Continue reading

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Bullet points from UK Govcamp 2012

Twenty of Andy Mabbett’s thoughts after UKGovCamp 2012. Continue reading

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Can you make a Freedom of Information request via Twitter?

Andy Mabbett explains why Freedom of Information made via Twitter should be honoured. Continue reading

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Tips for Unconference newbies

Andy Mabbett has some tips for first-time LocalGovCamp (or other unconference) attendees. Continue reading

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