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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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Waste management case studies: Recycling - Cheshire West and Chester

In April 2012, Cheshire West and Chester introduced its new ‘Recycle First',a high quality recycling and waste collection service for residents of the borough. Then managed under a collection contract with Keir, its current bulky waste collection service is managed by two key furniture reuse organisations, Changing Lives in Cheshire and Revive.

Business investment lessons from the Olympic and Paralympic games

East Hampshire District Council has committed significant resources to ensure that the town is regenerated in ways that create a sustainable community with a new economic future.

Efficiency and income generation

Identifying and funding infrastructure priorities

The economic growth adviser assisted in the development of an infrastructure plan for Lincolnshire County Council that set out critical, agreed infrastructure priorities for the region and identified how these priorities could be funded, financed and delivered.

Efficiency and income generation

Oxford City Council: Developing a coordinated and comprehensive business engagement framework

Oxford City Council: Developing a coordinated and comprehensive business engagement framework through creating a representative group for the business community in the city in order to build an effective liaison with the wider business community.

Efficiency and income generation

Maximising growth in a successful local economy

Providing assistance to Reading Borough Council to create an economic development strategy and providing a summary approach on identifying and mapping pathways for those most excluded from Reading's growth.

Efficiency and income generation

Focus on business support services helps council prepare better economic growth strategy

A critical appraisal of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's new approach to business support services in the borough to enable the council to better prepare an economic growth strategy.

Efficiency and income generation

Low cost ways to pursue economic growth

The Economic Growth Advisor assignment in Three Rivers highlighted how, in low cost ways, the council could add more value in pursuit of economic growth.

Efficiency and income generation

Working with partners to enhance inward investment and business opportunities

Borough Council of Wellingborough is working with partners to enhance inward investment, business engagement and funding opportunities.

Efficiency and income generation

Encouraging take up of renewable energy

Green living and working is important to Wealden. To ensure sensitive, sustainable economic growth, the council sought to consider the development of a renewable energy centre and encourage the take up of green energy options.

Efficiency and income generation

Supporting growth in West Berkshire

The main objective for the consultancy was to align the future supply of employment land with market demand, attracting businesses whilst managing limited land supply and existing stock. In addition to this it was hoped that a more robust approach to inward investment and business retention could be developed with very limited resource.

Efficiency and income generation