The Cities of Service UK programme is new to 2014, based upon the US Cities of Service coalition which includes more than 170 mayors and thousands of volunteers improving their cities one task at a time. Started by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, its had some fantastic results and you can read more on their website
Now Swindon has the opportunity to join this movement. We are one of seven pioneering local authorities working with the Cabinet Office and Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, to adapt the Cities of Service model to the UK.
Swindon has received funding, tools, training and mentoring support from Nesta and the Cabinet Office as part of the programme. Because this work is part of a wider movement, we have developed relationships with the other UK Cities of Service – Bristol, Kirklees, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Barnsley, and Telford & Wrekin.