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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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Ribble Valley Borough Council: working with partners to improve health

By helping establish a new partnership with the local NHS and voluntary sector, Ribble Valley District Council has started championing healthy living and wellbeing in its rural communities. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Hertfordshire: the benefits of providing a public health pot for districts

Hertfordshire County Council has set up a public health funding pot to help district councils get projects off the ground. Over the past five years over £2 million has been transferred, creating a wide-range of schemes aimed at improving the health of residents. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Forest of Dean District Council: taking exercise and rehab classes into the community

Forest of Dean runs a host of different exercise and rehabilitation classes. As well as running them from local leisure centres, the council is using 15 different community venues, from village halls to social housing common rooms, to reach remote residents. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Cherwell District Council: twinning housing growth with healthy lifestyles

Cherwell District Council are a lead organisation as part of Bicester’s Healthy New Town Programme (BHNT) which aims to use housing growth to develop communities that promote health and wellbeing, prevent illness and keep people independent. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Cannock Chase District Council: co-producing healthy lifestyles with the community

The district has an innovative wellbeing service that has used co-production to put their local community at the heart of developing new projects, from allotment groups to cycling schemes. They have recently been awarded Big Lottery funding to build on what has been achieved so far. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Green Man Festival, Powys

Running since 2003, the Green Man Festival has attracted 20,000 visitors a year to Powys, as well as providing training, promoting local food and drink suppliers and fundraising for local causes. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

‘Out There’ international festival of street arts and circus, Great Yarmouth

An annual street arts and circus festival attracting more than 40,000 attendees to Great Yarmouth every September, supporting the visitor economy and creative sector development in the town. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Manchester International Festival

Manchester’s biennial festival has attracted major artists and delivered large-scale and innovative events and activities, which have put the city on the national and international cultural map. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

Cornwall 365

Cornwall 365 has spearheaded an innovative approach to marketing Cornwall as a distinctive cultural destination, supporting growth in the visitor, cultural and creative sectors. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership – ‘Culture Drives Growth’ strategy

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is supporting sector leadership and employing innovative approaches to support local economic growth through its creative and cultural sector strengths. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.