Fit for the Future

The Health Value of Wellbeing and Leisure Services

DCN UPDATES

‘A missed opportunity’: DCN responds to finance settlement

‘A missed opportunity’: DCN responds to finance settlement  District council budgets will remain under considerable pressure after the Government confirmed...
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Hunt and Gove urged to support leisure sector through energy crisis

Hunt and Gove urged to support leisure sector through energy crisis DCN has co-written a letter to the Chancellor and...
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District Bulletin: January 2023

In this bulletin: CLLR BRIDGET SMITH: Fix the water crisis or development may stop MUST-READS: Our round-up of media and...
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Tomorrow’s district council leaders

Tomorrow’s district council leaders Last December, up-and-coming officers from district councils across England gathered for the final event of the...
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Roundtable: Supporting our communities through the cost-of-living crisis

Roundtable: Supporting our communities through the cost-of-living crisis The innovation of district councils in supporting the vulnerable through this difficult...
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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

- 7 days ago

We were glad to work with partners across #localgov on a joint letter to @michaelgove and @Jeremy_Hunt requesting the support leisure services dearly need in order to prevent closures, and allow them to continue to level up communities' health 👇 https://t.co/ZTozl0aITV
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@districtcouncil

- 8 days ago

@LGAcomms: Leisure centres and pools are more than a lifestyle choice, they are a vital service. Without Govt support, it's anticipated that 40% of councils will lose their leisure centres or see reduced services by March alone. #LocalGov needs urgent support now. https://t.co/qNnl5k7XI5
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@districtcouncil

- 12 days ago

.@districtcouncil and @Capita_LPS recently brought together district council specialists in welfare, housing and community support to discuss techniques they are using to support vulnerable residents through cost-of-living pressures. Here's what they said: https://t.co/9IXHGfPeuH
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@districtcouncil

- 12 days ago

.@districtcouncil is proud to work alongside @wearepenna on our Staff Development Programme, under which rising stars from our member councils come together to develop their leadership potential, share innovations and ideas. You can read more 👇 https://t.co/FYLtTLHQR4
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@districtcouncil

- 18 days ago

Great to see this free model updated. A really valuable tool for districts. We were pleased to input on its development last year. https://t.co/9x9zyHSKgP
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