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
(@paul003)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Local planning application review and display

Review of planning applications by consultees (Local councils) is now done electronically and without paper copies of drawings. Preparing for review meetings can be very time consuming - you can have 100+ files all sequentially numbered with no way of knowing which is which. (=4hrs of work to prepare for meeting). Web server based system will extract data for new applications. Data is - reference numbers, grid location, ...more »

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(@olegkostine)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Your Local: Every little counts.

Map indexed local food production and distribution network. There are three things needed to distribute food effectively - understanding where food is, when it is available and how it can be delivered to the end user. The idea is to identify local food production (farms) and produce that is available from them depending on the season. This information will need to be provided to the general public. This information can ...more »

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(@danlewis2008)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Neighbourhood Action - Crowdsourcing Community Issues

We have an alpha prototype in place, please see here - http://www.topwebapps.com/nha/ Neighbourhood Action is a crowd-sourcing web-based platform that aims to significantly increase public participation in reporting local crime and community issues from the bottom up. Our local community depends on us to report issues that we're unhappy with so that corrective action can be taken - but very few of us are actively doing ...more »

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(@david.lock)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Can GI help the High Street

With the current financial situation and the increase of out of town shopping centres the UK high street is struggling to survive. Some towns have developed their own loyalty schemes and even currency to try and increase footfall but how can GI help to support the local town centre? But this GI could go further and support cross selling and other joint marketing initiatives in the town centre. Can an online presence help ...more »

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(@arbhaus5)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Fractal screens

Dichroic strengthened glass screens, emplaced on steel fixings to concrete buildings or by specialist cabling to trees. This will allow specific spectra (coloured light) to illuminate critical areas (see: Huygens in Newton 1704) After: Mittelstredt, P. 1998)(Rn ) "T"+ ∁=1/√→∰▒∇ 〖^2〗^( )/7 x <10 Kv

 

(After: Feynman in Baez (39): 2002)

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(@emma.sajic)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Local Coupon Treasure Hunt

My idea to encourage people to support their local shops and busineses in a fun and compelling way, is to set up a treasure hunt puzzle game. The game will be internet based and run in a web browser. Recent discussion in the media has highlighted the fact that our high streets are increasingly becoming bland and identikit. Shoppers are losing a sense of personal pride and connection to their local area. Encouraging local ...more »

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(@j.hogg)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Community Geocompute Applications hosted in a Cloud

The Ordnance Survey has a feature-rich set of up-to-date maps and other resources at a range of scales covering Great Britain. Maps portray the location of features, geographical distributions, topography and changes over time. Social and community entrepreneurs make extensive maps but often want to augment them by adding annotated overlays showing the geographical location of features which are the focus of their ideas ...more »

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(@chair0)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

The Mill - people making things happen :)

The Mill (themill-coppermill.org) is a community-conceived and created neighbourhood hub in a low-activity part of Walthamstow, in east London. It was a localism pilot as part of NESTA's Neighbourhood Challenge. It has made a huge difference to the sense of community, with diverse people getting to know each other and starting up activities and groups together. How can we keep this going ? We need to move towards ...more »

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(@danlewis2008)

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

BikeSafe App: ending local bike theft with community engagement

We believe we could develop an app that would go a long way to reducing and clearing up bike theft using our existing database www.ukcrimestats.com - based on police.uk data, police contacts and smartphone capabilities. The key is to make it easy to register details for your bike, record your daily journeys and routes, make it very easy to register it as stolen and getting as many people as possible to sign up and in ...more »

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