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Decarbonising Derbyshire’s Housing

Support and funding have been available in Derbyshire to retrofit homes in the social housing and private rented sector, and to homeowners in fuel poverty through several funding mechanisms including the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and the Sustainable Warmth Competition.

The introduction of car clubs into South Warwickshire

South Warwickshire is a large geographical area with isolated centres of population but with large rural areas and limited public transport options.

Replacement of council fleet vehicles with zero emission versions

The following is an anonymous blog on how a council is considering and planning the replacement of council fleet vehicles to work toward net zero.

Where to start on retrofit: A blog on the experiences of working at a County Council…

This blog covers some of a County Council's experiences, thoughts, and tips from their early stages of trying to tackle retrofit at a county-wide level and develop an action plan for the whole county.

Creating a 'green team' to engage with communities and businesses in Basingstoke and Deane

haped through public consultation and adopted in March 2021, the Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy sets out how the council leads by example, enables and inspires change, and challenges and works with partners, businesses, communities and others to cut emissions across Basingstoke and Deane.

Northumberland County Council's retrofit action plan checklist

Northumberland County Council have drafted a retrofit action plan based on their learnings from the LGA Local Retrofit Action Planning (LRAP) training programme.

Digital Connectivity Programme - Creating a digital manager role within a district council

The Local Government Association’s Digital Connectivity Programme awarded funding to South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council to create a new post for a ‘Community Digital Connectivity Manager’ to work with communities to assist with digital connectivity issues.

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council – Developing a talent pipeline through T Level industry placements

#TeamWigan is creating opportunities for young people through the delivery of high quality industry placements

East Devon District Council: Creating a social resilience dashboard

Poverty prevention and alleviation is a priority for East Devon District Council. The council set up a working panel in 2020 to lead the creation of a poverty strategy and action plan, and then to monitor progress against it. The strategy has five objectives – including to help people on low incomes build financial resilience and reduce indebtedness.

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Bristol City Council: Working with communities to provide welcoming spaces

As part of its approach to cost of living, Bristol City Council has created a network of more than 80 warm and accessible community-led spaces in established places of connection such as community centres, children’s centres and faith spaces, providing extra activities and capacity during the winter.

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