The case studies featured here demonstrate how councils are getting their local communities involved in tackling a broad range of issues and challenges.

The LGA is keen to hear about further examples of community action. If your council has introduced a successful project or initiative, you can tell us about it at: localism@local.gov.uk


Hertsmere Borough Council: working together with the community to explore ways of making Borehamwood and Elstree an even better place to live. Watch the video here.


London Borough of Lambeth: embedding community engagement across the whole council


Leeds City Council: modernising council services through co-location and asset transfer


Cornwall Council: leveraging partnerships and learning from devolution to engage communities


Buckinghamshire County Council: making better use of assets in the community to maintain people's independence


West Sussex County Council: building capacity to engage communities across council services


Chorley District Council: using volunteering and incentivising greater community engagement to improve neighbourhoods


Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk: cross-sector partnerships and use of technology to reduce dependency and intervene earlier