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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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Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

Summary Birmingham's Climate Change Adaptation Partnership is putting health inequalities at the heart of its strategy. It's offering a range of tools and approaches to identify which communities will need most help to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Worcestershire uses new biomass boiler for their primary school

Worcestershire County Council is aiming to reduce CO2 by 25 per cent over the next five years.

Business Transformation at Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils

Working more cohesively to ensure property allocation is based on customers' and the wider community's needs, the councils collected data, based on customer experience, then trialled different ways of working.

Efficiency and income generation

Waste management case studies: Recycling - Cheshire West and Chester

In April 2012, Cheshire West and Chester introduced its new ‘Recycle First',a high quality recycling and waste collection service for residents of the borough. Then managed under a collection contract with Keir, its current bulky waste collection service is managed by two key furniture reuse organisations, Changing Lives in Cheshire and Revive.

Islington heats up a borough-wide network

Islington Council aims to set up a borough-wide heat network that could potentially reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent.

Okehampton College sees the light

Okehampton College is a state-funded Technology College and Applied Learning Centre with 1,500 pupils. With support from Devon County Council, the college installed 30kW of photovoltaic panels and halved its annual electricity bill.

Barnsley sets off biomass boilers

In 2004, Barnsley Metropolitan Council made a commitment to consider biomass heating systems for all new and refurbished buildings.

South Wheatley wind turbine project

A Cornwall hamlet has found great support for their wind turbine project despite earlier plans for a larger parish turbine being scrapped due to opposition from a local vociferous minority.

Kirklees use solar panels as part of their green ambition

Kirklees Council have a green ambition to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent between 2005 and 2020. As part of that, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) has installed photovoltaic (PV) panels on several estates.