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

- 9 days ago

The District Councils’ Network is saddened to learn of the death of @JBrokenshire. James was a thoroughly decent man who was always supportive of local government. The thoughts of all district councils are with his family.
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@districtcouncil

- 10 days ago

The @TheIFS find that shire districts in particular have been under compensated, as they have only been partially compensated for income losses. And we know from our members that income will take time to recover
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@districtcouncil

- 10 days ago

And you can read the full analysis from @TheIFS over your morning ☕️ and🥣online: https://t.co/hiKOUHx3XG
h J R
@districtcouncil

- 10 days ago

''This IFS analysis shines a light on the pressures districts and other councils face''. Read our response here: https://t.co/N5OjvDZxyj 👇
h J R
@districtcouncil

- 10 days ago

@SharonStevenage, our spokesperson for Sustainable Finance said: “Throughout the pandemic, district councils have been on the frontline fighting coronavirus and leading the humanitarian effort'' 👇
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