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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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Families Active Sporting Together (FAST)

The FAST programme is funded by, and working in partnership with, Sport England. It was launched in 2018 and initially based in the targeted wards of Bicester and Kidlington with the aim to make it easier for families to access and enjoy physical activity and sport together.

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Healthy Stevenage Strategy

The Healthy Stevenage Strategy provides a comprehensive and ambitious approach to improving health and wellbeing in the town. It has been created through collaboration with Hertfordshire County Council, the local NHS and Hertfordshire and West Essex STP.

Northampton Leisure Trust

In 2010 Northampton Borough Council carried out a business review of leisure services to ascertain the best way forward for the town.

Variable pricing at heritage attractions

Bath and North East Somerset Council introduced variable pricing at the Roman Baths in 2019. 4 years on, visitor enjoyment has increased, demand peaks are a thing of the past, and revenues are contributing to the council’s broader statutory responsibilities.

Futures Theatre: training social workers to help change lives in Tower Hamlets

Futures Theatre is an expert at delivering bespoke, participatory training for social workers employed in local authorities.

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Great Music Places in Darlington

A collaboration between in Darlington resulted in young people sharing their talents on a national stage on 21 June 2022.

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SENsational Story and Play

Collaborating with Children’s Services in the LGA Family Hubs Peer Review, Dorset Library Service began to explore how we could develop our contribution to the Best Start in Life* and Dorset Council’s: Our Children, Young People’s and Families Plan 2020-2023.

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Art UK public sculpture digitisation programme

Art UK’s unprecedented photography and digitisation project has resulted in the UK’s collection of over 14,000 public sculptures and monuments being freely available to view and search online for the first time ever.

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East Northamptonshire District Council: Leisure services options appraisal and procurement

In 2015 the Council produced a Leisure Strategy to inform the forthcoming procurement of its three leisure facilities.

Beyond Brontës: The Mayor's Screen Diversity Programme

Beyond Brontës was launched in 2019 by Screen Yorkshire and Bradford Metropolitan District Council (MDC). The initiative increases diversity in the screen industries by providing TV and film production training and work placements to young people aged 18 to 30.

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