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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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Growing the creative economy in Thanet, Kent

The creative economy in Thanet, Kent, has grown significantly over recent years thanks to a concerted effort by Thanet District Council and its partners.

Attracting visitors and building pride of place - Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council works with a range of partners to support cultural activity such as festivals and events, delivering pride in place to local communities and attracting visitors to its market towns.

Connecting Milton Keynes's 280 miles of cycling and walking routes

Pedalling Culture will see the city’s cultural venues and spaces better connected to its 280 miles of cycling and walking routes.

Derbyshire County Council: Using ‘creative mentoring’ to support looked after children

Derbyshire County Council uses ‘creative mentoring’ to support looked after children who are struggling to engage in education.

Barking and Dagenham music education hub

Barking and Dagenham’s music education hub acts as a strategic broker, joining up council services and local providers to deliver opportunities for young people and schools.

Using libraries to promote healthy living

​​​​​​​Norfolk County Council is using its libraries to promote healthy living and target some of the most pressing health priorities for the local population.

Creating a culturally attractive city to live in, work in and enjoy

Coventry City Council has set out its commitment to arts and culture in a new 10-year cultural strategy.

Using physical activity to help people with arthritis

Nearly three-quarters of people with osteoarthritis report some form of constant pain, which in itself reduces quality of life.

Developing opportunities for young people with disabilities

Bristol Plays Music, the city’s music education hub, is developing a range of opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Create Gloucestershire: making arts ‘everyday’ for local people

Create Gloucestershire is a consortium of arts and cultural organisations and individuals working together to make arts ‘everyday’ for local people.