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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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Delivering on street residential chargepoints as one step towards addressing air quality issues to achieve compliance with legal limits citywide in the shortest possible timeframe | Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council tackles our role in addressing the air quality priorities head on. Through the provision of innovative and accessible charging infrastructure, residents are encouraged to shift towards owning electric vehicles, leading to a reduction in conventional petrol and diesel vehicles and resulting in a reduction in air pollution within the city.

Kingston's Citizens' Assembly on Air Quality - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

The Royal Borough of Kingston is committed to increasing the use of participatory democracy to develop responses to difficult issues. As a result, the council held our first Citizens’ Assembly, asking residents “how do we collectively improve air quality in Kingston?”.

Surrey County Council – Facilitating the planting of 1.2 million new trees by 2030

As part of Surrey County Council's climate emergency work, it has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030.

Reducing cigarette butt litter

Using this proven behaviour change technique, we developed the world’s first voting ashtray, the Ballot Bin. The Ballot Bin is an innovative ashtray proven to reduce cigarette litter by 46 per cent (measured by Southend Council in 2017 and Keep Britain Tidy in 2015). Thirty UK councils use it to tackle cigarette litter.

Efficiency and income generation

Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

Birmingham's Climate Change Adaptation Partnership is putting health inequalities at the heart of its strategy. It's offering a range of tools and approaches to identify which communities will need most help to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Worcestershire uses new biomass boiler for their primary school

Worcestershire County Council is aiming to reduce CO2 by 25 per cent over the next five years.

Business Transformation at Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils

Working more cohesively to ensure property allocation is based on customers' and the wider community's needs, the councils collected data, based on customer experience, then trialled different ways of working.

Efficiency and income generation

Waste management case studies: Recycling - Cheshire West and Chester

In April 2012, Cheshire West and Chester introduced its new ‘Recycle First',a high quality recycling and waste collection service for residents of the borough. Then managed under a collection contract with Keir, its current bulky waste collection service is managed by two key furniture reuse organisations, Changing Lives in Cheshire and Revive.

Islington heats up a borough-wide network

Islington Council aims to set up a borough-wide heat network that could potentially reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent.