The District Councils’ Network is the national voice of district councils in England.

District councils are the most efficient, valued and trusted part of government. We are flexible and adaptable, able to move and change at speed and the strand of local government that is closest to its communities while having the scale, leadership and influence to make a real difference where it counts.

District councils are at the heart of delivering the ‘doorstep’ issues that matter to communities.

District councils are positive about the future. We have much to offer, and are ready to deliver.

District councils are committed to working with our partners and government to deliver national growth and prosperity.

We are integral to the UK’s future prosperity. Within our areas the national priorities of economic, health and social cohesion come together to create a collaborative network of innovation that promotes the health and wellbeing of our local communities and delivers housing and economic growth to increase national competitiveness in today’s global economy.

Overview of DCN District Councils' Network priorities