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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COVID-19 case studies

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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Staffordshire Libraries Online History Festival

Staffordshire Library and Arts Service’s annual history festival, which usually involves over 100 events in libraries across the County went entirely online as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on the parks service at Walsall.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Plymouth City Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extensive impact on the parks service at Plymouth City Council.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Rugby Borough Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the parks service at Rugby Borough Council.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Nottingham City Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parks service at Nottingham City Council.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Leeds City Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the parks service at Leeds City Council.

Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks 2020-21 - case study key findings

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities. The loss of external income due to the closure of income generating facilities in parks and the loss of in kind volunteer contributions have left parks services in a vulnerable state.

How St Helens Library Service positively impacts on speech, language and communication outcomes for children

St Helens Library Service works in partnership across the Council and beyond to ensure children and young people have a positive start in life, through the provision of quality books and activities that strengthen speech, language and communication.

Libraries providing a lifeline: Libraries from Home

Libraries faced an unprecedented demand for their services during lockdown. Libraries Connected estimate that libraries made 5 million additional digital loans and loaned 3.5 million more e-books than usual in this period.

Barnsley Museums: Staying safe and engaged - Barnsley Council

Knowing that residents in lockdown would be facing isolation, loneliness and a lack of opportunity to engage in cultural activities, Barnsley Museums sought to continue their programmes in new and innovative ways.