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Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future

The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.

Swale Borough Council: New EV council fleet

Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.

Land Release Fund: Regeneration of Fenwick South, Lambeth

London Borough of Lambeth has benefited from over £800k from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Land Release Fund (LRF), which is managed by the One Public Estate (OPE) programme, to support delivery of affordable housing and regeneration on council owned land.

Worcestershire County Council predicts longer-term care needs using UPRNs

Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on its health and welfare services in response to the pandemic.

Durham County Council: Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster project supporting parents and carers of children and young people with emotional and mental health problems.

Essex County Council: BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project

Essex County Council is leading this ERDF-funded project. BLUEPRINT will help local authorities in England, France and beyond transition to a circular economy. They are working with partners across the France (Channel) England (FCE) region to help local authorities connect the circular economy to sustainable and inclusive growth. The project will create a toolkit for local authorities, develop a circular economy training programme and engage residents and businesses in circular economy practices.

South Lakeland District Council: The Climate Emergency Schools Competition

SLDC, along with the University of Manchester, ran a competition for pupils of primary and secondary schools to design a poster about the climate emergency for bin lorries, to motivate communities to take action on climate change.

LB Waltham Forest Council: Retrofitting Sheltered Housing Schemes

Waltham Forest Council retrofitted sheltered housing schemes by developing a solar-powered system that could generate and store enough electricity to power the lifts and LED lighting in communal areas, both day and night.