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Working in the Community

Working in the community

A significant proportion of our work is about informing decisions to help build sustainable and resilient communities. Our academics have a long history of working at grass roots level to carry out research and better understand how policies affect individuals, their households and businesses. 

A key example of where LEEP has partnered successfully with communities is its leadership of SWEEP (South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity)

SWEEP has worked with over 200 non-academic partners and delivered over 54 completed or live impact projects. They include improving the detection of water leaks, helping grassland management across Cornwall, mapping moorlands and supporting the sustainable expansion of aquaculture.

LEEP academics are active members of local/regional and community advisory groups.

  Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership (LNP)
  Cornwall AONB
  Cornwall Wildlife Trust
  Devon Local Nature Partnership (LNP)
  Devon Wildlife Trust
  National Trust
North Devon AONB
  North Devon Biosphere
  Surfers Against Sewage
 ‌ Westcountry Rivers Trust