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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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Islington Council - Tackling gum litter in known hotspots

In January 2017 and from September 2019, Islington Council have partnered with social enterprise Behaviour Change to pilot innovative new signage, funded by Mars Wrigley, to help tackle the issue of littered gum in known hotspots such as shopping centres, train stations and transport hubs.

Essex County Council: Keeping security personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Essex Resilience Forum identified issues of concern to communities and developed effective communications between communities and the public services leading the pandemic response.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: communicating local restrictions

Following the easing of the national lockdown, Blackburn with Darwen became an area of intervention before other parts of north England. With the situation changing weekly, communications is challenging.

London Borough of Brent's life course perspective to tackle obesity

The London Borough of Brent’s approach to obesity includes a “life course” perspective that highlights the importance of pre-natal and early-life factors in childhood obesity.

Bristol City Council's whole city approach to obesity

Bristol City Council’s whole city approach to childhood obesity is long-term, cross-council and all-encompassing. Ambitious targets include a halt in the rise of childhood obesity by 2026.

Coventry City Council’s approach to obesity

A programme supporting minority ethnic women during and after pregnancy is just one of Coventry City Council’s early interventions which are having a positive impact on healthy choices. 

Devon County Council's use of weight management service to tackle childhood obesity

A decision to sign up to the Healthy Weight Declaration has acted as a catalyst for action on obesity for Devon County Council and other partners and businesses across the county.

Hull City Council's new approach to childhood obesity

Hull’s new approach to child obesity rests on the premise that unhealthy weight is not just a public health problem but cuts across all the council’s areas of responsibility.

Lincolnshire County Council's whole systems approach to childhood obesity

When Lincolnshire County Council began to map the complex factors that lead to childhood obesity; from food availability and marketing, transport choices and social norms to activity levels and deprivation, the intricate diagram of causal loops was a powerful visual illustration that a whole systems approach was necessary.

Portsmouth City Council's Superzone pilot to tackle environmental drivers of obesity

A pilot in one of the most deprived ward’s in Portsmouth will focus on the environmental drivers of obesity and bring together work across the council, from housing, transport and education to planning and public health.