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Rutland County Council: Releasing Ministry of Defence surplus estate

In addition to the land released for around 3,000 housing units by 2032, the project will generate potential for £30 million in capital receipts, £1 billion in investment and the creation of more than 2,000 jobs by 2026/27.

Liverpool City Region: Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

Region: North West, West Midlands Theme: Integrated Public Services

Remote council meetings: Wirral Council

Wirral Council has been using Public-i to webcast the majority of our public meetings for over two years. When the COVID-19 restrictions came in we decided we wanted to continue broadcasting via Public-i as a lot of residents were already used to finding our webcasts on the Public-I micro-site. We have been running our meetings through Microsoft Teams and broadcasting them through Public-I’s Connect Anywhere system.

Hertfordshire Partnership: Stevenage town centre hub

“The Stevenage town centre hub perfectly mirrors the aspiration of One Public Estate as this is not just a new building."

London Borough of Brent: Northwick Park

OPE support and funding has laid the foundations to make this project an investable proposition and has assisted LB Brent in securing Government capital funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to take these opportunities forward.

Switched on Portsmouth reports big impact on fuel poverty mitigation and domestic energy efficiency with annual impact report

Switched On Portsmouth was launched in November 2019 by Portsmouth City Council to provide a comprehensive service to offer Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant residents ways in which they can save energy and money in their homes.

Where next for homelessness? - Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

On 23 March the Government issued a directive to all councils to temporarily house all rough sleepers during the pandemic to keep them safe. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council placed 89 rough sleepers in hotel and B&B accommodation in just two days and housed a total of 138 across the entire period of lockdown.

Tracking Nuneaton’s footfall through the COVID-19 pandemic

When Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council invested in comprehensive footfall and foot-flow monitoring as a measure of town centre vitality and viability, it was not aware of its usefulness in managing the local response to a global pandemic.

Surrey Heath Borough Council adopt XMAP Cloud GIS to modernise their mapping services

Surrey Heath has consolidated a mix of old on-premise and other cloud GIS services into a single XMAP Cloud GIS system. The service provides mapping and GIS services for staff, public and contractors. It supports our accelerated agile working agenda whilst also saving the Council licensing costs and implementation costs.

Where next for homelessness? - Swindon Council

"To date, the council has already found safe accommodation for 14 of the rough sleepers that have been staying at the Great Western Hotel"