OpenlyLocal is a website that aims to help make local government more transparent. By using different sources of ‘free-to-use’ government and other public data it builds up a picture of a local council or ward area.
Eventually OpenlyLocal will contain a list of forthcoming East Riding Council committee meetings and the Hedon Blog will be able to easily share and bring that information to your attention.
A special website tool (it’s called a widget!) is available to make the task of using OpenlyLocal easier directly from local blogs and community websites. Unfortunately the Hedon Blog can’t use that tool but we can over on HU12.net – have a look at the top-right side-bar.
The advantage of OpenlyLocal is that it is easy to use and search. Perhaps this can not always be said for council websites?