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Leicester City Council: Carbon Awareness in Leicester City Schools

In order to raise awareness through the community of Leicester, the city council intend to use the Carbon Literacy Project as a way of accrediting university students and school staff to become carbon literate trainers who will deliver training to school students within the city.

Northumberland County Council: Accelerating the delivery of renewable energy

Against a challenging backdrop, financially and politically, Northumberland County Council has implemented renewables into its estate for the last decade. With knowledge and expertise built up over time, the council has been able to develop a robust response to the climate emergency declaration of 2019 and create a pipeline of projects to accelerate delivery in line with their emergency targets.

Melton Borough Council: online and hybrid meetings

There had been intermittent problems with the audio system in the council chamber for some years before the pandemic lockdown which had caused difficulties in public meetings and generated complaints from members of the public. This feedback was taken extremely seriously and resulted in a commitment from councillors and officers to review the current provision because it was no longer deemed fit for purpose.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Town Centre Low Carbon Energy Network

Solihull Council has embarked on a scheme to deliver an alternative source of affordable low carbon energy to the town centre. The network will distribute low carbon heat and power from a single energy centre directly into town centre buildings. The energy centre at the heart of this network will provide a range of renewable and low carbon energy solutions including air source heat pumps and gas combined heat and power.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council: Improving outcomes for 18-25s

Rubicon Regeneration were commissioned as part of the LGA’s Economic Growth Advisers programme to support Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to improve outcomes for 18-25s in Southend-on-Sea.

Exeter City Council: Advice Hub – Exeter Works

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Exeter City Council and Exeter Chamber of Commerce have worked in partnership to launch Exeter Works, an online and physical advice hub to support people in the Greater Exeter area who need advice and guidance on a range of areas related to skills and employment.

Colchester Borough Council: Fostering Colchester's economic recovery from COVID-19

Building on a culture of partnership working, Colchester Borough Council has intensified existing partnerships and networks to facilitate the area’s recovery from the pandemic.

Langport Town Council: Levels Climate Forum

Langport Town Council, in partnership with neighbouring Huish Episcopi Parish Council, set up an online climate forum in the autumn of 2020, to engage and swap climate adaptation ideas with more than 20 other parish councils that share the fragile ecology of the Somerset Levels.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich: Carbon Neutral Plan

To meet it’s target to be carbon neutral by 2030, the Council have developed a Carbon Neutral Plan.

West Sussex County Council: Climate Change Strategy

In recognition of the climate emergency, West Sussex County Council launched its Climate Change Strategy during 2020. This underpins their corporate plan, making climate change a fundamental consideration of all actions going forward and elevating progress on a wide variety of supporting projects.