What is Public Sector Information?
Any information (content) whatever its medium (form) – including print, digital or electronic, and sound recordings – produced, held or disseminated by a public sector body, such as Daventry District Council, is considered public sector information. This includes an enormous range: corporate information such as reports and financial data, codes of practices, public records, statistics, still and moving images, press releases, publication schemes, and so on.
If Daventry District Council holds the copyright for information it produces, holds or disseminates within its public task, then that information is in scope of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.
What is re-use?
Re-use means the use of public sector information for a purpose other than the initial purpose for which it was produced, held, collected or disseminated.
What information is not available for re-use?
Information for which Daventry District Council does not hold the copyright is excluded from the 2015 Regulations.
Information produced, held or disseminated outside Daventry District Council's public task is excluded from the 2015 Regulations.
How to request re-use of Daventry District Council's public sector information?
The majority of information published on the Council's website is available for re-use under the Open Government Licence, available from the National Archives.
If it is unclear whether the Council permits re-use, you can check by viewing our Guide to Information. This guide identifies what information is available for re-use and shows how it can be accessed.
If the information you require is not included within the Council's Guide to Information, please make a request in writing to:
Daventry District Council
Be specific about what information you want:
is it from a particular location or body
what period of time
level of detail (eg, a summary or all information)
preferred format of information (eg, XML, CSV, Shapefile, etc)
be specific on how you intend to re-use the information.