Case studies

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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Maintaining high level recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vale of White Horse District Council used innovative digital education to communicate and engage with residents in lockdown.

Emissions-based parking permits

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council is moving from a resident parking permit structure with seven price bands to one which is more directly related to the CO2 emissions of the vehicle.

Green Economic Recovery in Lewes District Council

Lewes District Council adopted a new corporate plan in February 2020, following the declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, under a new Green/Lib Dem led ‘co-operative alliance’.

An exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking

ENGIE is redeveloping the former 1GW coal fired power station at Rugeley, Staffordshire, as an exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking.

Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerators

The Retrofit Accelerators deliver carbon and energy savings for Public Bodies across London (Central & Local Government, NHS, Not for Profits, Social Housing Providers) and can help them think smarter, take a more holistic and Public Body / borough-wide view and achieve much more.

Cambridgeshire County Council Policy Collaboration with Cambridge University Researchers

Cambridgeshire County Council runs the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) Policy Challenges programme, which unites researchers, councillors and officers in a collaborative, research-led approach to policy-making.

Switched on Portsmouth reports big impact on fuel poverty mitigation and domestic energy efficiency with annual impact report

Switched On Portsmouth was launched in November 2019 by Portsmouth City Council to provide a comprehensive service to offer Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant residents ways in which they can save energy and money in their homes.

E-scooter trial in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Council was the first area in the UK to allow a trial to enable the use of private rented E-scooters on its Highway, following changes in legislation.

Surrey County Council – Facilitating the planting of 1.2 million new trees by 2030

As part of Surrey County Council's climate emergency work, it has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030.

Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

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.