Tag Archives: local government

What have I been up to, lately?

A round-up of some of Andy Mabbett’s recent activities. 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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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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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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Dan Slee, me, HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake

Andy Mabbett is mentioned in a new blog post by Dan Slee, about HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake Continue reading

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Open local public spending data – a potential hitch

Open local public spending data headlines need careful interpretation Continue reading

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My Open Data Challenge to UK Local Government: a Wikipedia Page for Every Council

An open data problem experienced by OpenlyLocal could be solved if staff from each UK council simply started a Wikipedia article about their council, where none already exists. Continue reading

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