How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

What problems are there in your neighbourhood and what barriers are stopping you and your local council improving them?


Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified Could your idea help solve any of these or other problems in your neighbourhoods?
Remember the best ideas can win a slice of £115,000 in funding.
The problems are grouped into 7 main themes:

Theme 1: Anti-community behaviour
Theme 2: Investing in the future of our youth
Theme 3: Cost of living
Theme 4: Loss of the High Street
Theme 5: Know your citizens, know your council
Theme 6: Sense of community
Theme 7: The council ‘business model’

The Challenge closed at 12 noon on 28 March 2012
(@gailrebecca)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Show and Grow

To use OS Street View and OpenStreetMap data in an online web mapping application which allows people in the local community (elderly, busy families, young couples) to volunteer garden space (by tagging the location of the space to the online map) for growing fruit and vegetables for the community. The initiative could use well established groups such as brownies, scouts, youth centres for volunteers to grow and manage ...more »

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10 votes
(@pete001)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

OS Diary Planner - what's on and where?

Most communities have events: fetes, fund raising, cake stalls, walks, sponsored runs/cycles... the list is endless.

 

Usually these events are known to the "locals" but visitors and even people in the next street or community may no nothing of these events.

 

My idea is to combine a web based diary with OS Maps so everyone can see what's on and where.

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8 votes
(@gareth1)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

GLUE (GeoLocated United Enterprise)

GLUE stands for GeoLocated United Enterprise. GLUE could also bring together and bind communities. GLUE will be a collection of local social networks, with mapping at its core. A crowdsourcing tool for kick-starting community projects. My plan is for a web-site and mobile application. Users could define and pinpoint on a map, a problem/project in their community that they need help or support with. A project might ...more »

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7 votes
(@martin1)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Community Transport Share

Develop community transport in rural area using lift sharing and other available vehicles, particularly where there is a lack of established community transport. This is at a time when existing public transport is seriously threatened by the reduction in the bus operators fuel rebate and severe reductions in local authority bus subsidies. Fuel costs of cars are rising dramatically. So this is an opportune time to develop ...more »

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6 votes
(@jsb000)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Wandelwelt: co-creating a vision for future neighbourhoods

Wandelwelt is a start-up organisation whose aim is to help communities develop a shared vision for the future of their neighbourhoods. Social problems exist in all communities but each community and neighbourhood is unique- a specific place with specific people facing their own challenges. Places, such as neighbourhoods are complex and often fragile systems, and as we know, one-size-fits all solutions don't work in these ...more »

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6 votes
(@michael)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

SO45 Online

Basically to create an online community website/magazine for the people that work and live in the SO45 area of Southampton. A project funded by 10 local sponsors who want to give something back to their local community. Local well known businesses who care about where they live and want to give something back. 100% non-profit project, all income from advertising or fund raising ventures immediately recycled into the ...more »

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5 votes