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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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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.

Manchester City Council – The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre

The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre opened in February 2016 – a new-build, combined facility in Levenshulme, which cost £9.1 million.

Bradford City Council – planning public library services to meet local needs

In 2013, Bradford Libraries commissioned a review of its library service. This was a major piece of work and involved considerable consultation with library users and non-users and other stakeholders.

Suffolk library service

Suffolk’s library service is provided by an industrial and provident society, with Suffolk County Council’s role as expert commissioner.

‘Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual’ – an industrial and provident society with charitable status

Explore is a mutual organisation which runs library services on behalf of the City of York Council.

Efficiency and income generation

A new delivery model for Peterborough City Council's library service

In Peterborough, a new delivery model for the city’s library service has reduced its cost by over 20 per cent while increasing public access by 50 per cent.

Efficiency and income generation

A mutual delivery model of library services at Devon County Council

Devon County Council has set up an independent staff- and community-owned social enterprise to run the county’s library service.

Developing First World War centennial commemorations in Staffordshire

Staffordshire’s Great War commemorations are bringing the momentous events of this period to life through events, exhibitions and activities.

Peterborough's 'Open+'

Peterborough's 'Open+' initiative allows all ten of their libraries remain open, and for longer hours than they were before. They have achieved this using technology called Open+ from Bibliotheca which allows Peterborough to keep their libraries open with no staff at particular times.

Efficiency and income generation

Library service redesign - North Yorkshire County Council

Following an extensive period of public consultation in 2014/15 about proposed changes to the North Yorkshire County Council Library Service the decision was made in July 2015 to implement the strategy.

Further Local Government Innovation

Further examples of local government innovation can be found via Good Practice Wales, the Scottish Local Government Innovation Exchange and through COSLA’s (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities’) Excellence Awards website, COSLA’s main database of innovative projects.

Innovation Zone July 2019

Innovation Zone July 2019

A vibrant, creative space for councils and other organisations to showcase and discuss how they are using innovation to address local issues.

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