Stronger economies

In 2020/21, districts will invest over £283m of New Homes Bonus into their communities.

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 187 district councils. We are a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (LGA), and provide a single voice for all district councils 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.

Social

@districtcouncil

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@LGANews: 📺@RichardWatts01 on @BBCNewsnight last night on growing concerns that many people in need are missing out on self-isolation payment support because of Gov eligibility rules. https://t.co/Du6rbWrLCp… (26m42secs for full package by @katierazz) @Calderdale https://t.co/8D8SdyuHJx
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@districtcouncil

- 2 days ago

We're pleased @DHSCgovuk is extending the self-isolation support grants scheme to 31 March. There'll be an extra £20.4m, including £10m for council discretionary schemes. We've campaigned for additional funding, critical to helping working people stay at home & beat the virus. https://t.co/Z0KZyVChDV
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@districtcouncil

- 3 days ago

@themjcouk: The ability of councils to revitalise high streets was brought into question at @CommonsHCLG - https://t.co/jWcxGMdJXK #localgov https://t.co/iqfBJbGrpy
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@districtcouncil

- 3 days ago

@themjcouk: .@JohnFullerOBE @districtcouncil says that while the NHS delivers the vaccinations, the rollout must harness the strengths of districts. https://t.co/kuGtpddCL0 #localgov @NKDCCX @IanM65 @SharonStevenage
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@districtcouncil

- 4 days ago

Watch our Stronger Economies Spokesman Cllr Mark Crane giving evidence to the @CommonsHCLG on the future of our high streets. Available 👇 https://t.co/4mnKYGHhXS https://t.co/aQFi3kgBoU
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