Case studies

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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Shropshire Council

Improving health and wellbeing through better countryside access Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities Summary

London Thames Gateway Dance Partnership

Addressing the effects of a changing built and social environment through dance Summary

Bristol City Council

Connecting people to their neighbourhoods through photography: Creating fair employment for all Summary

Libraries case studies

Here you will find a collection of case studies demonstrating how local authorities are using libraries to improve the lives of their residents.

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.

Okehampton College sees the light

Okehampton College is a state-funded Technology College and Applied Learning Centre with 1,500 pupils. With support from Devon County Council, the college installed 30kW of photovoltaic panels and halved its annual electricity bill.

Barnsley sets off biomass boilers

In 2004, Barnsley Metropolitan Council made a commitment to consider biomass heating systems for all new and refurbished buildings.

Howe Dell leads the way in building an eco-school with heat pumps

In 2007, after many years of development, the new Howe Dell School building opened its doors. Built as part of a bigger development - that included housing, a community centre and other facilities.

South Wheatley wind turbine project

A Cornwall hamlet has found great support for their wind turbine project despite earlier plans for a larger parish turbine being scrapped due to opposition from a local vociferous minority.

Hydropower plant wins awards in Settle

A multi-award winning hydropower plant has been built on the River Ribble.