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

- 1 day ago

♻️ Last week, our warnings of the costly & chaotic new proposals for collecting household waste were covered by @TheSun @DailyMirror @standardnews, and more. Our press release, briefings and consultation response will be available below 👇👇👇 https://t.co/HvMtV82tv5
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@districtcouncil

- 5 days ago

♻️@TheSun on our warning that households could have seven different bins under new plans to nationalise waste collections. @Dan_Humphreys: "what works for residents in villages and rural areas won’t work for people living in flats in a busy town or city" https://t.co/53NOW45xe5
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@districtcouncil

- 5 days ago

🗑️"Rather than standardise waste collections, local communities should be able to decide what works best" @Dan_Humphreys in the @DailyMirror today on the proposed shake up of waste collections that could see homes needing up to seven bins. https://t.co/WCCHaY4hVg
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@districtcouncil

- 5 days ago

@themjcouk: The waste collection business is complicated, says chair @districtcouncil @JohnFullerOBE. 'It requires attention to detail and a recognition that different streets in a borough can have different requirements.' https://t.co/D4SXSrXKs7
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@districtcouncil

- 7 days ago

It's good to see @garyportercbe's experience, knowledge, and leadership in local government will join @mhclg's board as a non-executive director. 👇👇 https://t.co/JLibzCKbun
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DCN UPDATES

Briefing note: The Resources and Waste Strategy Reforms

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Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’ – councils warn

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DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme

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DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services

DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services The District Council's Network welcomes the opportunity to consult on...
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DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings

DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings In our submission we argue it should...
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