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Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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Stevenage: a transforming town

Stevenage, the UK’s first New Town is delivering a 20-year, £1bn regeneration programme that’s designed to transform the town centre and improve what it can offer to residents, businesses, and visitors, both now and in the future.

Stockton Waterfront Development

Stockton town centre is modern, successful and vibrant with impressive public spaces on a High Street with a rich heritage and a niche retail offer.

Telling the story of Lowestoft

In 2018, East Suffolk Council took part in a placemaking programme to understand the public perception of Lowestoft and the priorities of businesses, stakeholders, and the community, and to tell the ‘story’ of Lowestoft through identifying the qualities that make the place.

Heritage led regeneration

Like many other towns across the UK, Lowestoft has experienced decline in recent years and areas of the town, such as the historic High Street, were in need of reinvigorating to help them to thrive and reach their full potential.

Park Active for Colchester

Post-COVID 19 lockdown, Colchester Borough Council faced reduced use of its long-stay car parks and pressure for increased pedestrian and cycle access to the town centre. The solution was to enable a Park Active site for Colchester to encourage motorists to park in peripheral car parks more often and actively complete their journeys by walking or cycling.  The approach is part of a national pilot programme being led by the BPA and supported by the UK Government.

Sevenoak's District Councils 'recover2gether' podcast

A pilot podcast was created to support the voluntary and business sectors in the Sevenoaks District in their response to and recovery from Covid-19.

Dealing with empty shops: Basildon Council

Basildon Council have formally adopted a Town Centre Regeneration Strategy which sets out plans for the future of the new town’s retail core.

Buy Local - North Yorkshire County Council

Buy Local is a new local business directory developed to be easy to register on and use for businesses and customers alike.

Construction Skills Fund - Hampshire County Council

In 2019-20, Hampshire County Council’s Construction Skills Fund project trained over 1000 people in one year, and used its Employment and Skills Plans to get people into work with best social value for Hampshire residents.

Hampshire Employment and Skills Hub

COVID-19 is proving to disproportionately affect 16-24 year olds who will find it tough to compete in a crowded job market against the newly unemployed with more experience and relevant skills.