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Remote council meetings: Warwick District Council

Warwick District Council first broadcast a live Committee meeting on 7 May 2020. Having tested various products, we decided to use Microsoft Teams with live broadcast via YouTube.

Efficiency and income generation

Improving the private rented sector: Coventry City Council

The current housing and homelessness strategy (2019-2024) has as one its four core themes ‘improving the use of existing homes’.

Improving the private rented sector: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is committed to drive up standards in the private rented sector and make a positive difference to the lives of tenants and landlords.

Improving the private rented sector: Hull City Council

Hull has a large private rented sector with concentrations of up to 80 per cent of the stock on some streets being in that tenure.

Improving the private rented sector: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The private rented sector is the major tenure in the borough with over 40 per cent of households (53,000 households). It has more than doubled since 2003.

Improving the private rented sector: Bristol City Council

The private rented sector has grown considerably over the last two decades and following a stock modelling survey undertaken by the Building Research Establishment, accounts for approximately 29 per cent of the stock (over 58,000 properties).

Improving the private rented sector: Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent council is highly ambitious and says in its housing strategy that it sees itself as a facilitator of change.

Leicestershire County Council and Veolia deliver carbon and energy savings in the Midlands

Leicestershire County Council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The Council set up the Midlands Energy Performance Contract and appointed Veolia as delivery partner to deliver energy and carbon savings projects: roof solar PV installations, solar carports, LED lighting, controls upgrades, battery storage, EV charging

Efficiency and income generation

Say it with flowers: reopening Leamington Spa town centre

The successful post-COVID 19 reopening of town and city centres requires the creative reimagining and promotion of safe and welcoming public spaces. Royal Leamington Spa is an example of a town taking such an approach, through a creative collaboration between Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, Royal Leamington Spa Town Council and BID Leamington

Reopening & revitalising Selby: a town centre checklist

In summer 2020, Selby District Council faced the challenge of combining the immediate requirements for reopening Selby town centre as part of COVID 19 recovery planning, with delivering existing long-term priorities for revitalisation.