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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Create Gloucestershire: making arts ‘everyday’ for local people

Create Gloucestershire is a consortium of arts and cultural organisations and individuals working together to make arts ‘everyday’ for local people.

East Sussex County Council – engaging new councillors

With a number of new frontline councillors taking office after the county elections, East Sussex wanted to finds a way to engage them in their new roles while explaining the structure of local government. Warwick Smith, Head of Communications and Marketing, explains what they did.

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Nottingham Music Service

Nottingham Music Service runs the city’s music education hub and is committed to ensuring that music engagement is fully inclusive.

Manchester City Council – The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre

The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre opened in February 2016 - a new build, combined facility in Levenshulme, which cost £9.1m.

Bradford City Council – planning public library services to meet local needs

In 2013, Bradford Libraries commissioned a review of its library service. This was a major piece of work and involved considerable consultation with library users and non-users and other stakeholders.

Leicester City Council's Heritage Champion

Heritage has a high profile in Leicester: the city council has a ‘heritage champion’ and local residents have been involved in compiling a list of important landmarks.

West Sussex Music Trust

West Sussex Music Trust, the county’s music education hub, is a not-for-profit company with charitable status.

Teignbridge District Council - Event Organisers Forum

The Event Organisers Forum gave event and festival organisers the opportunity to hear first-hand the details of running a successful and safe event.

Support for Children with SEND - The London Borough of Hillingdon

A case study on the support provided by the London Borough of Hillingdon to support children with SEND, and their families, to ensure positive outcomes.

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