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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Dreamland and Turner Contemporary, Margate

Thanet District Council responded to active community campaigns to restore and develop major cultural and visitor attractions in Margate. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Storyhouse, Chester

An innovative cultural centre in the heart of Chester with an award-winning design, focused on encouraging the community and visitors to spend time there. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Portsmouth cultural infrastructure

Portsmouth City Council has led or supported cultural investment over two decades to transform closed naval sites into a major visitor and employment hub. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

MOSTYN Gallery, Conwy

With support from Conwy County Borough Council, MOSTYN Gallery completed a refurbishment in 2010 and now acts as an important community, visitor and creative/cultural sector hub. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

First Art programme, Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire

First Art has delivered over 200 events in former Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire coalfield areas, delivering social and economic benefits in areas where arts engagement is historically very low. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent

The three-year ‘Appetite Stoke’ programme has engaged more people in arts and culture, helping to boost local pride, town centre footfall and perceptions of Stoke-on-Trent. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Culture Works, North East Lincolnshire

Set up by grassroots cultural organisations, Culture Works has provided leadership and coordination for the sector and worked with the council to push culture up the local political agenda. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Stroud District Council: helping older people age well

Stroud District Council has launched a healthy lifestyle programme for the over 50s. It has led to a series of events being held, including walking football and walking netball. Dementia-friendly training is also being rolled out, while plans are in place to create a network of community champions to build on the momentum created so far. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Wealden District Council: tackling loneliness

Wealden District Council has set up a range of initiatives to combat loneliness. It has worked with pubs to run events, held dementia-friendly cinema screenings and adult education courses in community venues, such as village halls and libraries. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

South Norfolk Council: helping the frail out of hospital

South Norfolk Council has worked with its partners to establish a hospital-based team that helps people when they are discharged. The service is reducing stays in hospital and is now being extended elsewhere in the county. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.