Stronger economies

During 2020, districts granted 145,000 planning permissions - 9 in 10 of applications received

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 183 councils. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA), and provide a single voice for all district services 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.

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@districtcouncil

- 21 hours ago

We're also proud to announce our partnership with @CapitaPlc and look forward to working with them over the coming months, and considering how our members might innovate services. You can see our full statement here 👇 https://t.co/zeEtJ6SlEc https://t.co/Mau9L86KpE
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@districtcouncil

- 6 days ago

"It is important to remember that today’s announcement only applies to one aspect of the rising costs district councils face." @SharonStevenage responds to the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. https://t.co/7mQL9n00j4
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@districtcouncil

- 8 days ago

Huge thanks to the officers and councillors at district councils for their tireless work in the last 10 days in organising events and ceremonies to ensure their local communities could mourn Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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@districtcouncil

- 19 days ago

District councils join with the people of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the world in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. See the full statement from @CllrSamuelC_A. https://t.co/ubbqRbkxAB
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@districtcouncil

- 19 days ago

The District Councils’ Network wishes to express our deepest sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We join the people of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the world in mourning Her Majesty and remembering her supreme contribution to the happiness of so many.
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