The Cabinet Office has for the first time published full details of the 16.4 million square metres of property owned by the UK government. The Guardian has since plotted every property with a fixed postcode onto a map, with details of which department owns the building, what it’s used for, and how big it is. Click here for more information.
Since the summer of 2010 Milton Keynes council and partners have been putting a great deal of effort into improving cleanliness on the Lakes Estate and supporting residents to recycle more. This includes the council’s waste contractor Serco, supplying the area with additional staff and council officers talking to local residents about the services available to them, and how to deal with ‘rubbish’. Click here for more information.
A new Neighbourhood Agreement has been signed to help bring about improvements for the 800 households on Hailsham’s Town Farm estate. Wealden District Council, Sussex Police, East Sussex Targeted Youth Development Service and the Living Word Community Church have signed a Neighbourhood Agreement with the Town Farm Residents’ Association to clean up the appearance of the estate, make people feel safer and improve housing services. Click here for more information.
The Cabinet Office and NESTA have announce the first 15 investments to be funded from the £10million Innovation in Giving Fund which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving. Click here for more information.
NESTA have produced a new publication to showcase what they are learning through working with the 17 Neighbourhood Challenge projects. The report covers the variety of methods that have been used to galvanise action, demonstrating a range of locally tailored approaches. Click here for more information.