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

- 3 days ago

With major financial pressures on councils, DCN has partnered with @TheIFS and @CIPFA to develop a new financial modelling tool, helping councils to plan ahead. DCN Director James Hood writes about it in the @lgcplus https://t.co/HCw9E55xz6
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@districtcouncil

- 5 days ago

Great article in The MJ about the huge value districts deliver and what the future holds. Featuring our new Chief Exec Lead Yvonne Rees, DCN Chairman Sam Chapman- Allen and @TracyBingham151 👇 https://t.co/WmUy5bZUWp
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@districtcouncil

- 11 days ago

@themjcouk: Councils should not overlook the benefits of cultural enrichment, argues @IslingtonBC’s Michelline Ngongo and @districtcouncil’s Sam Chapman-Allen says inflation’s impact is ‘far reaching and concerning’ https://t.co/7gXOiTugsY
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@districtcouncil

- 17 days ago

We're pleased that @DefraGovUK and @luhc have listened to the concerns we've raised with them on nutrient neutrality. Great to see efforts to accelerate mitigation so our members can also grow and regenerate our places. We look forward to working on the next steps to deliver this https://t.co/W7ziFZUGu1
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@districtcouncil

- 18 days ago

Our first District Bulletin newsletter is hot off the press! Covering @AshfordCouncil's fantastic work with refugees, key dates for your diary, must-read articles, districts' crucial role in public health and changes in Whitehall. Read here! 👇👇 https://t.co/u2RZfFvWKo
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DCN UPDATES

The District Bulletin: the DCN’s new newsletter to help you and your team

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DCN announces new chief executive lead

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DCN at LGA Conference 2022

DCN at the LGA Conference 2022 We're delighted to be joining the LGA Conference, and this year we'll be looking...
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District Councils’ Network responds to the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper

District Councils' Network responds to the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper Responding to today’s publication of the Renters Reform...
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District Councils’ Network responds to the Prime Minister’s speech announcing an extension of the right to buy policy

District Councils’ Network responds to the Prime Minister’s speech announcing an extension of the right to buy policy Commenting on...
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