WHO WE ARE

The District Councils’ Network is a cross-party member led network of all 201 district councils in England. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA), and provide a national voice for district councils within the LGA. We lobby central government, the political parties and other stakeholders directly on behalf of our members, as well as commissioning research, providing support, and sharing best practice.

DCN Priority Areas

Devolution and future of public services in localities

Putting districts at the heart of devolution and helping shape the future of local government in which districts serve as essential building blocks to new devolutionary settlements for the benefit of the people and places we serve.

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Growth and planning

DCN works to make sure districts are best placed and incentivised to drive national productivity through business, housing and economic growth – including a streamlined and effective planning system

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Health and wellbeing

District councils play a key role in health and social care integration and preventative services. We want to ensure that nationally we deliver better outcomes for residents and long-term savings for the public sector.

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Fair funding and finance for local government

DCN supports reforms and freedoms to local government finance which support local decision-making, enhance self-sufficiency and provide incentives for growth.

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- 20 hours ago

RT @psenews: Keep a lookout for opportunities regarding @districtcouncil’s Staff Development Programme https://t.co/4Yst3NkZoA https://t.co
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- 1 day ago

RT @sandrawcoaching: Great conference yesterday @districtcouncil .Lots of energised folk gone away to put public health into their worlds h…
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- 1 day ago

RT @robinHEG: Talked about importance of green space to health and wellbeing @districtcouncil meeting today and then found my own https://t
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- 1 day ago

Thanks to everyone who attended & took part in today's #DCN #publichealth conference at Smith Square today @TheKingsFund @BWDDPH @FPH
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- 1 day ago

RT @AnneBrinkhoff: Informative and thought provoking @districtcouncil event on healthy cities today, with @BWDDPH. Districts need 2 better…
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