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As part of the drive for openness and transparency, the Council has developed this area to bring together new and existing information to enable members of the public to research answers to their questions and help drive down costs.

The Government's Local Government Transparency Code 2014, published in October 2014, requires Local Authorities to provide greater disclosure of their activities online.

The latest information to be made available is:

  • Details of all expenditure (including Credit Card transactions) on goods and services
  • Invitations to tender for contracts over 5,000
  • Contracts let and Purchase Orders placed over 5,000
  • Waste collection contract details.

Expenditure data

The Transparency Code requires all Local Authorities to publish their expenditure data at least quarterly, starting in December 2014, in a non-proprietary, machine-readable format (generally CSV, comma-separated values). The minimum content of each file is also prescribed in the guidance.

In addition to the minimum requirements, Woking has also made available files back to April 2010, which will allow for more informed comparisons of the data. We have also decided to publish details of ALL payments (not just those over the 500 limit suggested by the Government) on a monthly basis, and to provide additional copies of most files in PDF file format, which are generally easier for the casual reader to use.

The monthly files in CSV format are available here.

The PDF copies are available here.

If you have any comments, suggestions or questions on the information in these files, please e-mail Financial Services or complete our contact form.

Procurement information

The Code requires all Local Authorities to publish details of every Invitation to Tender (ITT) with a value of over 5,000 for contracts to provide goods and / or services. These can be downloaded from here in either CSV or PDF format.

In addition, the Code requires details of all Contracts and Purchase Orders over 5,000. Monthly files in CSV and PDF formats can be found here.

Waste collection contract

The Code also requires us to publish details of our existing Waste Collection contract, which are included here in CSV and PDF formats.

When this contract is renewed it will be picked up as part of the Procurement Information above.

Salaries

The remuneration levels of Woking Borough Council's senior managers for the last 3 years are available here.

Thameswey Group

As part of our commitment to transparency, data on Thameswey expenditure and other information is published on the Thameswey group website.

Members' allowances

Details of the scheme for Members' allowances can be found here.

Licensing

Woking Borough Council is responsible for the licensing of premises for alcohol and regulated entertainment, gambling and the taxi and private hire trade within the Borough.

A comprehensive guide to the various acts, the application processes and licenses issued can be found here.

Minutes of Woking Borough Council meetings

We publish the minutes of all Woking Borough Council meetings on our website and it is possible to access them here. Also, members of the public can attend Council meetings and listen to the debates from the public gallery. The Council has recently granted permission for members of the public to access its wireless network from the Council Chamber in order to 'tweet' developments as they happen.

Performance information

The Council publishes a range of information about performance in the monthly Performance and Financial Monitoring Information, commonly called the 'Green Book'. Current and back copies of the Green Book can be found here.

Quarterly monitoring report - projects

At the end of each quarter, Woking Borough Council's Executive receives a report on the progress of projects. These can be found here.

Jobs and careers

Information about jobs and careers and working for the Council can be found here. The Council also advertises job vacancies on the Surreyjobs website.

Planning

Information and guidance on planning matters can be found here whilst residents can research planning applications through the public access pages.

Further information

There is a wealth of information on the Council's website about services and events. We will continue to develop this aspect of our website to ensure that our processes are transparent and clear for all to see.

If you wish to feed back any comments or make suggestions about other items you would like to see online, please use our contact form.

Licence

This data is licensed under the Open Government Licence.