Putting cooperative principles into practice – an evaluation of the impact of Lambeth’s Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme

The LGiU was asked by Lambeth council to carry out an evaluation of the impact of the Council’s community engagement approach to improving local neighbourhoods.

The project highlighted the benefits, as well as the potential challenges, of placing a community engagement strategy at the heart of the council’s strategy. The report looks at three local projects: the Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme, Van Gogh Walk and the Loughborough Junction Plan.

The evaluation draws together some broad, practical tips for councils similarly interested in placing a community engagement programme at the centre of council delivery.