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.

Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House from Westminster Bridge

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.

Coffee morning, health and wellbeing

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.

Cash, pound sterling, One-pound coin, two-pound coin, twenty pence piece, fifty pence piece

Latest tweets

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- 22 hours ago

RT @Solace_UK: Book your place today for the Joint Solace & @districtcouncil Housing White Paper Masterclass, 5th April. Info at - https://…
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- 3 days ago

RT @lgcplus: Aylesbury Vale’s next venture: consultants for fellow councils https://t.co/3WSK9GIcqE
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- 4 days ago

Huge thanks to Lise-Anne Boissiere Deputy Director for Housing Strategy @CommunitiesUK for great Q&A at our Housing White Paper seminar
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- 4 days ago

DCN members met today to discuss our response to Housing White Paper. Catch up on our statement… https://t.co/IWaQVpKszD
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- 5 days ago

"One size does not fit all" for devolution. Our response to @Localis report in @public_finance_ https://t.co/M2zOiaTOFL #localgov
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