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.

Social

@districtcouncil

- 2 days ago

“We look forward to working closely with the Secretary of State to support district councils in meeting the needs of their communities and fuel our national recovery.” Read our Chairman @JohnFullerOBE 's full statement on @michaelgove's appointment here: https://t.co/tDGMmfU1yH
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@districtcouncil

- 2 days ago

We'd like to congratulate @NeilDotObrien on his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary at @mhclg. We look forward to continuing our positive relationship, to help level up and empower communities https://t.co/tFAZdWJ8lt
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@districtcouncil

- 3 days ago

We're delighted to congratulate @KemiBadenoch on her appointment as Minister for Levelling Up at @mhclg. We look forward to working together, to continue the great work #districtsdo to shape their places and level up all in their communities https://t.co/E2DHaI4SWW
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@districtcouncil

- 4 days ago

The DCN would like to thank @RobertJenrick for all his work for the sector, and we wish him well for the future. https://t.co/RYeoEvvJxm
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@districtcouncil

- 4 days ago

The DCN congratulates @michaelgove on his appointment as new Housing Secretary @mhclg and we look forward to working closely with him to continue delivering strong services from district councils https://t.co/QPjtEFq8Gq
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DCN responds to Defra proposals for consistency in household and business recycling

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