Copper developed a series of short and engaging animation videos to support NLWA’s Development Consent Order (DCO) consultation for the project.
These videos were central to the public consultation programme as they helped to attract audiences which don’t typically engage in infrastructure consultation by making the topics of waste, energy and planning more dynamic and easy to understand.
David Beadle, Managing Director at North London Waste Authority said: “Copper understands how to explain complex projects to a wider audience in a straightforward way. They blend the focus on detail with the big picture vision. The result is clear and concise communications which added value to our project.”
Copper has been shortlisted for a PRCA DARE Award 2015 under the ‘Campaign Challenges’ category for this work.
To watch the animation videos, please visit the project website www.northlondonheatandpower.london
North London Waste Authority - Have Your Say
Copper has provided Kingston Council with strategic communications and engagement support for its £30million mini-Holland cycling Programme.
As much about behaviour change as the infrastructure, Copper devised an advocacy strategy – heavily focused on engaging local people through social media – to create a buzz across the borough and encourage more people to cycle more places more often.
In order to encourage public engagement and deliver robust consultation along the route of National Grid’s Hinkley Point C Connection project, Copper came up with the solution of running a series of ‘Community Hubs’ where members of the public could access detailed information about the project during the consultation and the pre-examination phases of the project.
Copper set up and managed Hubs located in Bridgwater, Nailsea and Avonmouth. The converted shops gave local people the opportunity to speak directly with knowledgeable staff and have their questions about the project answered. The Hubs acted as education centres, explaining to people what National Grid does, the importance of projects such as the Hinkley Point C Connection Project, and promoting careers in engineering via interactive displays such as the VEX robots.
Copper worked with Tendring District Council to support its waste and recycling team in achieving its aims of raising awareness of recycling and increasing recycling rates. Copper accomplished this by developing a unique recycling brand to capture the imaginations of householders and show that recycling is something positive that everyone can help with.
“It was important for us to have a local recycling brand that really ‘stood out from the crowd’. The brand and campaign designs produced by Copper have undoubtedly achieved this with 94% of residents sampled telling us the brand is encouraging them to recycle more. Waste and recycling representatives from local authorities across Essex have also commended the brand’s originality.”
Tendring District Council
Copper acts as the community relations representative for Crossrail’s C310 Thames Tunnel project between Plumstead and North Woolwich. We have become an integral part of the Crossrail and Hoctief Murphy Joint Venture project teams, providing a regular on-site presence, supporting the Crossrail helpdesk, and working with the community to help overcome the enormous challenges associated with this work.
Since construction began early 2012, Copper has been working closely with businesses, local schools, community centres, churches and the Salvation Army. We have developed several community initiatives including volunteer days, a pensioners’ lunch, school presentations and support for community gardens and events. These initiatives are helping to build positive relationships within communities where negative feelings are running high. Throughout these initiatives Copper continues to work closely with Crossrail’s media team in order to maximise PR opportunities both internally and externally.
“Copper’s excellent community skills, their patience and understanding of the issues faced by local people, who have been going through a very tough time, can only be rated as excellent.”
Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre