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Beyond 2010 - open data in action


de-mystifying local data and putting it into action in a community

de-mystifying local data and putting it into action in a community

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  • Drug dealer living in caravan. Police would occasionally raid it but he kept drugs up tree in the park. Led to interesting behaviour by tree squirrels. Incident ended after many months when local criminals nearly killed him with baseball bat and left him for dead in the street. I faces a choice – move to the suburbs or get stuck in to solving local problems.
  • Scenes from in front of my flat 2002 , 400 metres from kings cross station – taken by my upstairs neighbour


  • 1. Smart data in the big society
    20October 2010
    William Perrin -
    Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd
    William Perrin TAL
  • 2. 1984 - Freedom of Information Campaign starts up
  • 3.
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  • 5. The ‘Crackavan’
    Rufford Street c2002
    In front of my house
    Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 6. Public Sector Information in action
    Brand new street light broken for 163 days
    Someone isn’t living up to contract
    From snagging to failure
    Can performance data help hold to account?
  • 7. 2007-2008 Took a lifetime to find basic relevant information on web
    Street light repair – Islington average 26.5 days v 163 here
    Lever for getting things done
    Light gets fixed due to this and other factors
  • 8. Abandoned cars and weekly arson
    Bingfield Park, Rufford Street 2002
    In front of my house
    Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 9. This 2010 open data would have been priceless in 2002 when fighting acute arson problem in Caledonian Ward
  • 10. Street works Islington CY2009 13,000 rows
  • 11. Contact centre performance
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  • 13. Birmingham wins national funding to create city dashboard using contact centre data
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  • 15. Embrace the big society:
    Help your neighbourhoods find a voice online
    Give your citizens the data and information they need to help you deliver public services
    Talk about local would love to help - just drop us a line @willperrin
    Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd