Data Portal Launched by Stockport Council
Stockport Metropolitan Council launches data portal that features data published by organisations from across the borough.
18:05 04 June 2021
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has recently launched 'The Big Stockport Picture', a data portal that publishes data from various organisations across the borough. The move aims to help support collaboration, help in local transparency and build products and services that benefit residents and local businesses.
The data portal is part of One Stockport, an initiative of Stockport Council that is delivered in partnership with representatives from Stockport's diverse communities.
Councillor and Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus and Engagement David Sedgwick, said: “We put people at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’re passionate about data. Good data is the key to ensuring the council and our partners can design services that meet the needs of residents.
“We’ve been working in partnership with organisations and other stakeholders across Stockport to develop a Borough Plan setting out our shared ambitions for the next ten years. This new data collaboration will ensure that we all have access to real information about Stockport’s population that would not normally be accessible. Information on demographics, health needs, skills and education outcomes, infrastructure and environmental impacts, community engagement and more.
“This will enable decision-making based on real evidence and help us all to design inclusive 21st century services and products that meet the needs of the people currently living in Stockport. It will also help us to measure the outcomes and our success in achieving the ambitions of the Borough Plan, ensuring services remain relevant and fit for the future.