Innovating in delivering public services

Councils have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds by using OS data and APIs to deliver public services more efficiently. This money can be spent on front-line services.

Councils have save hundreds of thousands of pounds by using OS data and APIs to maximise the use of their services.

Milton Keynes have successfully installed sensors into their public rubbish bins, enabling waste collection routes to be optimised to collect only those bins that actually need emptying.

Cambridgeshire Social Services made £74,000 annual fuel costs and increased staff efficiencies for children in need by looking at community needs and their geographic locations. This money can be ploughed into vital front-line services on which thousands of people rely on each year.