Stronger economies

In 2020/21, districts will invest over £283m of New Homes Bonus into their communities.

Better Lives

Districts ensure that no one gets left behind by tackling the complex needs…

Stronger Economies

Districts are integral to the UK’s future prosperity as the Planning, Housing…

Enhancing Quality of Life

Districts play a crucial role as local leaders who are on the side of residents. Our priorities are shaped…

Sustainable Finance and Workforce

Districts must work within a financial framework that incentivises and rewards local growth, whilst…

Better Lives

Districts ensure that no one gets left behind by tackling the complex needs…

Stronger Economies

Districts are integral to the UK’s future prosperity as the Planning, Housing…

Enhancing Quality of Life

Districts play a crucial role as local leaders who are on the side of residents. Our priorities are shaped…

Sustainable Finance and Workforce

Districts must work within a financial framework that incentivises and rewards local growth, whilst…

WHO WE ARE

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) is a cross-party member led network of 180 district councils. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA), and provide a single voice for all district councils within the Local Government Association.

District councils in England deliver 86 out of 137 essential local government services to over 22 million people – 40% of the population – and cover 68% of the country by area.

District councils have a proven track record of building better lives and stronger economies in the areas that they serve. Districts protect and enhance quality of life by safeguarding our environment, promoting public health and leisure, whilst creating attractive places to live, raise families and build a stronger economy. By tackling homelessness and promoting wellbeing, district councils ensure no one gets left behind by addressing the complex needs of today whilst attempting to prevent the social problems of tomorrow.

Social

@districtcouncil

- 22 hours ago

@themjcouk: Planners have backed district councils to keep the lion’s share of New Homes Bonus in response to an @mhclg consultation on the funding pot’s future - https://t.co/oOPtLpXOvG #localgov https://t.co/iQmDHRnEqJ
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@districtcouncil

- 3 days ago

@Sport_England: With gyms and pools able to reopen in England from today, we've compiled answers to some of the most common questions. #ReturnToPlay 👉 https://t.co/RSE2GpTxmS https://t.co/fBJxarjpeG
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@districtcouncil

- 3 days ago

This morning England re-opens: 🛍 Shops 🍺 Pubs & Restaurants (outdoor) 💈 Hairdressers 💅 Beauty & Nail Salons 🏋️ Gyms ♨️ Spas 🦄 Zoos 🎢 Theme parks 🏊‍♀️ Leisure centres 🚐 Self-catered holidays All working with districts to safely deliver the local health & economic recovery
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@districtcouncil

- 14 days ago

District Councils are "England's secret weapon" for improving health in communities. @GoodGovernInst blog on the lessons for partnership in promoting health and addressing health inequalities, and the need to fully engage Districts. 👇👇 https://t.co/Renw4cQJVa
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@districtcouncil

- 14 days ago

@themjcouk: .@IanM65 @WyreForestDC waxes lyrical on a #localgov sector transformed into a paradise of five-yearly council tax revaluations, binned bidding rounds - and mature joint working between districts and counties. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/euRJeY8O87 @districtcouncil https://t.co/ZybG3hY8bo
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