Fit for the Future

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DCN UPDATES

Government agrees to protect district council functions

Levelling Up Bill: Government agrees to protect district council functions The District Councils’ Network has welcomed Michael Gove’s move to...
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‘Every community and every individual will feel poorer’ – DCN responds to Autumn Statement

DCN responds to Autumn Statement: ‘Every community and every individual will feel poorer’   District councils have little alternative but...
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Empowered councils can deliver net zero and clean growth

Empowered councils can deliver net zero and clean growth Local government should be empowered to independently fund clean growth projects...
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Hunt warned: further cuts will weaken shire communities

Hunt warned: further cuts will weaken shire communities District council leaders say they will have no option but to cut...
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Four-fifths of councils running out of accommodation for homeless people

Councils are running out of temporary accommodation in which to house growing numbers of people who are becoming homeless, exclusive...
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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

- 9 days ago

.@districtcouncil chair @CllrSamuelC_A speaks to @BBCr4today on the use of hotels to house migrants: "Our ask to government is to make sure they communicate with us early on so it’s not a surprise to us and everyone else in that community." https://t.co/PgHF6rEMXE
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@districtcouncil

- 9 days ago

.@CllrSamuelC_A speaks to @BBCr4today on migrants in hotels: "We're going to do everything we can to support any individual & supply them with suitable temporary accommodation in the right place & wraparound services. But we need to make sure the govt supports us in doing that."
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@districtcouncil

- 11 days ago

"Without some bold changes in Govt legislation and policy, districts' ability to sustain the important range of strategic, preventative and universal services that they deliver is likely to be further jeopardised." @TracyBingham151 & @IanM65 in @themjcouk https://t.co/Q7hiZ0aNtP
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@districtcouncil

- 14 days ago

Thank you to @michaelgove for listening to our concerns and ending the risk that district council services could be taken away without local consent. https://t.co/bKwc6V5kjN
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@districtcouncil

- 15 days ago

.@districtcouncil responds to the Autumn Statement. “Every individual and every community will feel poorer as district councils inevitably find they've no option but to cut back on enviro services, waste collection, leisure & parks," says @SharonStevenage https://t.co/8SwMw27gz4
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