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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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Wiltshire: young people influencing transport decisions

Young people in Wiltshire worked with the Council Youth Development Service to organise a Transport Conference to bring together young people, decision makers and local transport providers to identify transport problems and seek solutions. Background

Knowsley: Our place – improving services for young people

Young people aged 13 to 19 volunteered as members of the Forum in Knowsley to develop the successful £5 million 'OurPlace' project. Supported by the youth service, they have influenced decision makers on the design of the building, the services to be provided, and range of facilities.

Lewisham: young people campaigning for a skate park

A core group of six young people, supported by their mum's and various community and local government groups, fought to get a skate park in one of their local parks. They attended many local meetings, overcame strong local opposition and eventually got enough votes to proceed with the planning and development stage.

Leeds: Volunteering in an international programme

‘Change how the story ends' was an exchange programme with 51 young volunteers from eight different countries. Using the exciting environment of a music festival in Leeds, young people had the opportunity to consider how their home country recycles, and to share this with other participants. Background

Oldham: citizenship education forges links to the community

Royton and Crompton School's citizenship education project developed innovative ways to help young people to get more involved in community life and be active citizens. They added practical elements to their citizenship curriculum to achieve positive results for their students.