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

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@gailrebecca)

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 »

Voting

10 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@pete001)

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.

Voting

8 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@gareth1)

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 »

Voting

7 votes