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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@themjcouk: As we move towards county wide deals, we need to ensure that they are built on true collaboration with equal representation across the tiers, argues MD @BroadlandDC @SNorfolkCouncil @trevoriholden. ⬇️ https://t.co/ZSp5KRX7zq @districtcouncil https://t.co/nzjl3PeQs5
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@districtcouncil

- 5 days ago

@psenews: It was paused due to the #Covid-19 pandemic @districtcouncil #training #development https://t.co/1xX9eUDSxd https://t.co/rQtoSKiDOn
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@districtcouncil

- 7 days ago

🗣️ We're thrilled to share the first of a new regular blog series from our Chairman @CllrSamuelC_A This edition covers the #localgov finance settlement, #COP26, winter resilience, and some well deserved congratulations! Give it a 👀 via the link 👇 https://t.co/QMw6RvZx4m
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@districtcouncil

- 11 days ago

@Dan_Humphreys is spot on - desperate need to decarbonise all those facilities reaching the end of their lifespan. And safeguarding their future is so important for healthy, happy communities!🏊‍♀️🎾🏓🏸🏃🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/gkeQHlPS06
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@districtcouncil

- 11 days ago

@CommonsLUHC: On Monday at 4pm we'll be holding a session on #BuildingSafety We'll be speaking to Dame Judith Hackitt and Sir Ken Knight about the implementation of the new safety regime and the remediation of historic defects. ➡️Read more: https://t.co/1LxUBpPJAH https://t.co/QA3J9dYmxL
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