York Data Mill funded by share of £2.4 million

Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council

Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council

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YORK is to get its first “data mill” after a Yorkshire media consortium secured a share of £2.4 million.

The York Data Mill will be an online platform offering open data about the make-up of the city, combining public and private sector statistics.

The 18-month project is being spearheaded by a consortium led by Leeds-based media company Hebe Media, in conjunction with City of York Council, The York Channel, which holds the Local TV licence for the York area, Leeds City Council and the University of Central Lancashire. It will be funded by money won by the consortium after it was named as one of four UK companies to win a competition for funding organised by Nesta and the Technology Strategy Board.

Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council, said: “As a city and a local authority that is committed to being open and transparent, we look forward to working with the partners and public to deliver real insights and improvements to everyday life and services in York.

“We wish to encourage local businesses and institutions, service providers, and residents to join us in this exciting project.”

The York Data Mill will follow in the footsteps of the Leeds Data Mill. That was set up with initial backing from the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund and Leeds City Council. The Leeds Data Mill project is believed to be the first platform in the country to bring together open data information from multiple sectors across a city, uniting public, private, cultural and third sector data.

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11:12am Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

+4 score on my first comment already..... before the mark down mongrel skews the 'data mill' opinions?!!!
+4 score on my first comment already..... before the mark down mongrel skews the 'data mill' opinions?!!! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -152

11:15am Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
+4 score on my first comment already..... before the mark down mongrel skews the 'data mill' opinions?!!!
I spoke too soon, scores already hacked.

What a complete imbecile!
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: +4 score on my first comment already..... before the mark down mongrel skews the 'data mill' opinions?!!![/p][/quote]I spoke too soon, scores already hacked. What a complete imbecile! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -87

11:18am Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Note the -115 score on my second comment, which is a sign that this hurts the feelings of the 'movement', and is a sign that it is true!
Note the -115 score on my second comment, which is a sign that this hurts the feelings of the 'movement', and is a sign that it is true! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -133

11:20am Sat 3 May 14

courier46 says...

"open and transparent" Hee! Hee! good one.
"open and transparent" Hee! Hee! good one. courier46
  • Score: -128

11:25am Sat 3 May 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

"open and transparent" I'll get some absorbent pants (LOL).
"open and transparent" I'll get some absorbent pants (LOL). YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -114

11:50am Sat 3 May 14

courier46 says...

-102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled!
-102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled! courier46
  • Score: -88

1:31pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

courier46 wrote:
-102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled!
Your score was -102, but, is now -97, so +5 added.

My second comment was -115 and is now -110, again +5 added

The reality is that five legitimate posters have all scored the comments positively, since 11.50am.

Watch how Mr 'Minus Two' tampers with the scores to distort these further. I'm onto the mark down mongrel, and he knows it!
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: -102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled![/p][/quote]Your score was -102, but, is now -97, so +5 added. My second comment was -115 and is now -110, again +5 added The reality is that five legitimate posters have all scored the comments positively, since 11.50am. Watch how Mr 'Minus Two' tampers with the scores to distort these further. I'm onto the mark down mongrel, and he knows it! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -119

1:31pm Sat 3 May 14

pedalling paul says...

Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman.
Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman. pedalling paul
  • Score: 91

1:44pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman.
Wrong, not 'anyone'.

You must be able to prove that you have personally suffered a significant injustice, otherwise the LGO will try to kick out your complaint. I should know, I made a complaint to them about CYC, and had to appeal against three decisions where the LGO found no fault, until I forced them to find fault on the fourth decision, but, because the LGO said I had not suffered a significant injustice, they would not take any action against the council. I have appealed against this, and reported my concerns about the LGO's decisions to Julian Sturdy MP, who has taken the matter to the ICO for them to look into.

Pedalling paul should dispel or disprove the 'rumours' he alleges are being spread here. I have made statements of fact about the individuals and organisations involved, which cannot be disproved.

Do your research 'pp' before making partisan comments from a position of ignorance!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman.[/p][/quote]Wrong, not 'anyone'. You must be able to prove that you have personally suffered a significant injustice, otherwise the LGO will try to kick out your complaint. I should know, I made a complaint to them about CYC, and had to appeal against three decisions where the LGO found no fault, until I forced them to find fault on the fourth decision, but, because the LGO said I had not suffered a significant injustice, they would not take any action against the council. I have appealed against this, and reported my concerns about the LGO's decisions to Julian Sturdy MP, who has taken the matter to the ICO for them to look into. Pedalling paul should dispel or disprove the 'rumours' he alleges are being spread here. I have made statements of fact about the individuals and organisations involved, which cannot be disproved. Do your research 'pp' before making partisan comments from a position of ignorance! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -173

1:52pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman.
York citizens who believe that this is part of a politically motivated agenda using disruptive social innovation, to control and manipulate media output to influence society, and thereby justify policy-making, should show their concern, be vigilant, and ask questions!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Some right rumours being peddled here.........anyone who sincerely believes that there has been misconduct in public office can take their concerns to the Local Govt. Ombudsman.[/p][/quote]York citizens who believe that this is part of a politically motivated agenda using disruptive social innovation, to control and manipulate media output to influence society, and thereby justify policy-making, should show their concern, be vigilant, and ask questions! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -198

2:02pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Current scores;

Tampered with by mark down mongrel:
-67, -110, -79, -115, -48, -98, -97, -81 & -51

Untampered at moment:-
+3, +1, -2(pedalling paul), +2 & +1
Current scores; Tampered with by mark down mongrel: -67, -110, -79, -115, -48, -98, -97, -81 & -51 Untampered at moment:- +3, +1, -2(pedalling paul), +2 & +1 Badgers Drift
  • Score: -183

2:34pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

The Leeds Data Mill project is believed to be the first platform in the country to bring together open data information from multiple sectors across a city, uniting public, private, cultural and third sector data.


What does this gobbledy gook mean?

'...uniting public, private, cultural and third sector data' ?

There is plenty of stuff on the www, so why do we need this?

Answer: 'WE' (citizens) don't, but those involved, want to push the 'social innovation' agenda - increasing the power of the third sector - it's so ideological and political!!!
[quote] The Leeds Data Mill project is believed to be the first platform in the country to bring together open data information from multiple sectors across a city, uniting public, private, cultural and third sector data. [/quote] What does this gobbledy gook mean? '...uniting public, private, cultural and third sector data' ? There is plenty of stuff on the www, so why do we need this? Answer: 'WE' (citizens) don't, but those involved, want to push the 'social innovation' agenda - increasing the power of the third sector - it's so ideological and political!!! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -165

3:26pm Sat 3 May 14

yorkiemum says...

Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting yorkiemum
  • Score: -27

3:36pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest.

I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting[/p][/quote]They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -231

5:11pm Sat 3 May 14

yorkiemum says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
yorkiemum wrote:
Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest.

I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.
Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting[/p][/quote]They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.[/p][/quote]Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores yorkiemum
  • Score: -131

5:26pm Sat 3 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
yorkiemum wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.
Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores
Look at the comments on the 'Install Farage' letter - I'm pretty sure he's on there.
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting[/p][/quote]They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.[/p][/quote]Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores[/p][/quote]Look at the comments on the 'Install Farage' letter - I'm pretty sure he's on there. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -157

6:29pm Sat 3 May 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
yorkiemum wrote:
Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest.

I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.
Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores
Unfortunately The Press appear to be quite incapable of removing the " comment hacker" although they must know who it is.
Like other York Media,they also appear quite incapable of providing a competent News & Events coverage, other than Sport and trivia, and this has got worse over the past ten years to my knowledge.
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting[/p][/quote]They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.[/p][/quote]Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores[/p][/quote]Unfortunately The Press appear to be quite incapable of removing the " comment hacker" although they must know who it is. Like other York Media,they also appear quite incapable of providing a competent News & Events coverage, other than Sport and trivia, and this has got worse over the past ten years to my knowledge. Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: -262

8:31pm Sat 3 May 14

stopatred says...

Tend to not bother reading the score board now as it's become a joke. Feel sorry for the poor sapp who is doing it. He/she will get fed up once people stop mentioning it and ignore it.
Tend to not bother reading the score board now as it's become a joke. Feel sorry for the poor sapp who is doing it. He/she will get fed up once people stop mentioning it and ignore it. stopatred
  • Score: -31

8:44pm Sat 3 May 14

gmsgop says...

stopatred wrote:
Tend to not bother reading the score board now as it's become a joke. Feel sorry for the poor sapp who is doing it. He/she will get fed up once people stop mentioning it and ignore it.
Yes, the scorer wins every time anyone mentions them, as it takes away from the substance - this time the fact that Kersten England even in her wildest dreams imagines that York city council under her leadership is open & transparent- this is so far from the reality it is shocking. Maybe her spin team spun outta control?
[quote][p][bold]stopatred[/bold] wrote: Tend to not bother reading the score board now as it's become a joke. Feel sorry for the poor sapp who is doing it. He/she will get fed up once people stop mentioning it and ignore it.[/p][/quote]Yes, the scorer wins every time anyone mentions them, as it takes away from the substance - this time the fact that Kersten England even in her wildest dreams imagines that York city council under her leadership is open & transparent- this is so far from the reality it is shocking. Maybe her spin team spun outta control? gmsgop
  • Score: -89

7:30am Sun 4 May 14

Tom6187 says...

Notice how comments are being artificially marked down when anyone criticises the council, I wonder if some sad Council member is sat there marking them down?
Notice how comments are being artificially marked down when anyone criticises the council, I wonder if some sad Council member is sat there marking them down? Tom6187
  • Score: -58

10:19am Sun 4 May 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Notice how comments are being artificially marked down when anyone criticises the council, I wonder if some sad Council member is sat there marking them down?
Presumably being paid from our taxes to do so?
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: Notice how comments are being artificially marked down when anyone criticises the council, I wonder if some sad Council member is sat there marking them down?[/p][/quote]Presumably being paid from our taxes to do so? AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -74

11:54am Sun 4 May 14

bloodaxe says...

courier46 wrote:
-102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled!
They are, not "there".
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: -102 score in under half an hour,good to know there rattled![/p][/quote]They are, not "there". bloodaxe
  • Score: 71

2:47pm Sun 4 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
yorkiemum wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
yorkiemum wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting
They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.
Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores
Unfortunately The Press appear to be quite incapable of removing the " comment hacker" although they must know who it is. Like other York Media,they also appear quite incapable of providing a competent News & Events coverage, other than Sport and trivia, and this has got worse over the past ten years to my knowledge.
Look at the 'Install Farage' letter comments. The score hacker is on there protesting their innocence and attempting to blame/smear me.
[quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Strange how the scores become manipulated as soon as PP starts posting[/p][/quote]They started before he posted, but, look at his score (currently +63) compared with the rest. I'm pretty sure I know who is responsible for the score hacking, and intend to have a word with the Press about it.[/p][/quote]Please do I have already emailed to complain, would rather they didn't bother with scores[/p][/quote]Unfortunately The Press appear to be quite incapable of removing the " comment hacker" although they must know who it is. Like other York Media,they also appear quite incapable of providing a competent News & Events coverage, other than Sport and trivia, and this has got worse over the past ten years to my knowledge.[/p][/quote]Look at the 'Install Farage' letter comments. The score hacker is on there protesting their innocence and attempting to blame/smear me. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -141

1:15am Mon 5 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

inthesticks wrote:
Well this comment will get removed I`m sure, but as time goes on, I am bewildered as to how the CE holds onto her job. Incompetence, secrecy, maladministration, conflict of interest, data protection breaches, the list goes on.
You and a growing number of concerned York citizens!

Glad that you pointed out the numerous issues that the CE and the council are responsible for.

You missed the overseas travel, BTW.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Well this comment will get removed I`m sure, but as time goes on, I am bewildered as to how the CE holds onto her job. Incompetence, secrecy, maladministration, conflict of interest, data protection breaches, the list goes on.[/p][/quote]You and a growing number of concerned York citizens! Glad that you pointed out the numerous issues that the CE and the council are responsible for. You missed the overseas travel, BTW. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -143

1:02pm Wed 7 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

I resent my freedom of speech being suppressed by the Press and the elitist political cultural clique who have had my comments removed.

My comments were a statement of fact. They were not defamatory, as the truth is a complete defence to defamation.

This is bullying and gagging, and is unfair in a democratic society. This will only harden my resolve to expose the agenda of those involved, who are seeking to hide the truth from York citizens.
I resent my freedom of speech being suppressed by the Press and the elitist political cultural clique who have had my comments removed. My comments were a statement of fact. They were not defamatory, as the truth is a complete defence to defamation. This is bullying and gagging, and is unfair in a democratic society. This will only harden my resolve to expose the agenda of those involved, who are seeking to hide the truth from York citizens. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -33

1:24pm Wed 7 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

I wish to record my concern that City of York Council are collaborating with several dubious charities/NGO's, including Nesta, FutureGov, Common Purpose and the Young Foundation, on several connected initiatives, involving the expenditure of tens of millions £'s of tax payer's money.

I would ask that any citizens who share my concerns, should look out for these organisations, and ask questions to the Council, to get the facts about the extent of these collaborations out in the open.
I wish to record my concern that City of York Council are collaborating with several dubious charities/NGO's, including Nesta, FutureGov, Common Purpose and the Young Foundation, on several connected initiatives, involving the expenditure of tens of millions £'s of tax payer's money. I would ask that any citizens who share my concerns, should look out for these organisations, and ask questions to the Council, to get the facts about the extent of these collaborations out in the open. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -37

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