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BEST PRACTICE - THE KNOWLEDGE

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A round-up of good practice and useful information...
A round-up of good practice and useful information

Recycling pilot

Christchurch BC is aiming to divert 75% of waste from landfill under a pilot recycling scheme covering 700 homes. In addition to paper, glass and cans, residents will be able to recycle plastic bottles and textiles. The council will also collect food waste, cardboard and garden waste.

For more information go to

www.dorsetforyou.com

Healthy future

Lewisham LBC has launched two health strategies. The physical activity, sport and leisure strategy has three aims: to encourage people to participate in some form of sport or activity; to improve leisure centres, pools and sports halls; and to help people succeed in the sport of their choice. The south London borough has also launched a food strategy looking at food in schools, access to healthy food, food sustainability, safety and general nutrition and health.

For more information go to

www.lewisham.gov.uk

Broadband take-up

A project to encourage people in the north-west to connect to broadband has been hailed a success after it was revealed that 132,000 homes and businesses are now connected to the high-speed internet link - an increase of 80,000 since the project began in June 2004. Six locations in Cheshire now have broadband thanks to the project, set up by Cheshire & Warrington Digital Development Agency and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

For more information to go www.broadbandconnect.org

Troubled teens

Tower Hamlets LBC is providing support for parents worried their children are in danger of getting into trouble with the police. The borough's youth inclusion and support panel has produced a DVD to help families tackle issues of concern among boys and girls between the ages of eight and 13.

For a copy email: patience.arinaitwe@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Domestic violence

Kirklees MBC is targeting high-risk domestic violence victims and prolific offenders in a bid to reduce repeat attacks. Police, health, housing and social care professionals will come together once a month to share information about who needs the most support. A plan will then be drawn up to protect victims and take action against the offender.

For more information go to www.kirklees.gov.uk

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