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Transparency and accountability


We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, how our decisions are made and what services we provide. As part of this commitment, we publish information about how we spend our money and buy our services, the land and assets we own, our structures and salaries, decision making and fraud.

Information available for re-use

​The data on this page are published under the Open Government License and are available for you to re-use as you like, including for commercial and research activities. Where possible and relevant, we have made this data available in both a 'human-readable' format (such as PDF) and an open, 'machine-readable' format that is not dependent on any specific software (such as CSV or XML).

Spending and procurement

Organisational information

Land and buildings

Parking information

  • Civil Parking Enforcement Annual Report: This report contains information about the breakdown of income and expenditure on our parking account. Income includes details of revenues collected, including parking tickets, and how we have spent any surplus. It also includes the number/estimated number of marked out parking spaces and spaces which are not marked out as individual bays.

Fraud

  • Fighting fraud and corruption: Information including the number of council staff undertaking fraud investigations, amounts spent by us and the number of fraud cases investigated.

Constitution  

  • Constitution of the council: Our constitution sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the rules and procedures we follow to ensure our work is efficient and transparent and that we are accountable to local people.

Local government transparency code 2015

Publishing this information meets the requirements of the Gov.uk: local government transparency code 2015

Covid-19

We will be carrying out risk assessments of our premises and work related activities during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidance. See Risk assessments (Covid-19).

Contact us
Corporate Performance
03000 268 015
Our address is:
  • Planning and Performance
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF