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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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Hatfield 2030+ Renewal Partnership and Hatfield Town Centre

Hatfield Renewal Partnership began its work to devise a long-term plan for the future renewal of Hatfield to 2030 and beyond. As a result consultation and engagement with key stakeholders, businesses, community groups and residents took place under the ‘Hatfield 2030+’ branding and the Hatfield 2030 website to better understand the town’s potential, its future challenges and to identify solutions.

Creating talented town teams in Pembrokeshire

This case study reviews the creation and contrasting evolution of town teams using the experiences of Pembrokeshire County Council’s innovative support programme in six towns. 

Linking People, Place & Parking in Sleaford Town Centre

In 2017/18 North Kesteven District Council undertook a customer-led review of parking provision that resulted in a joined-up approach to managing parking quality, quantity and cost within Sleaford town centre.

Waveney District Council – gathering town centre evidence with Southwold Coastal Community Team

Waveney District Council has supported the Southwold Coastal Community Team in developing an evidence-base to underpin its work revitalising the town centre.

The Digital High Street Project: Warwickshire

Digital technology can provide huge advantages to businesses in town centres and other places if take-up and future opportunities can be properly understood. The Digital High Street Project aims to help place managers understand and improve the ways that local consumer-facing business are adopting digital technologies. 

A smarter approach to digital transformation

A partnership of councils are jointly funding a responsive, independent, not-for-profit consultancy, Smarter Digital Services, to help them to achieve their digital ambitions.

Risky Business: where should the public sector be investing?

Essex County Council has developed an interactive, engaging card game aiming to start challenging conversations about where the public sector could – or should – be investing.

Local growth for local people

The Exeter and East Devon Growth Point’s vision is to deliver sustainable economic growth and to help Exeter and East Devon reach their potential.

Preparing the ground for economic growth

Central to the Taunton Deane Borough Council’s ambition is the priority of economic growth and regeneration of the borough and this is clearly set out in its Corporate Business Plan. This priority is important not only to guarantee the future local economy of the borough but also to address pockets of deprivation and to meet the health and housing needs of an ageing population.

Social Housing Connectivity in Leeds

Leeds has a clear ambition to be a hundred per cent digital, where everyone in the city has the opportunity to get online and to develop digital skills and confidence. To measure progress against this ambition, one of the council’s “20 for 2020 Key Indicators” is the percentage of adults in Leeds who have all five basic digital skills.