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

- 23 hours ago

@TheIFS: We're grateful to have received funding from @ESRC to help make our local government finance model available to councils. Working alongside @CIPFA and @districtcouncil the model aims to support councils to plan and manage budgets better. Read more here: https://t.co/uYg4p95ysC https://t.co/YF3oyoz5CG
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@districtcouncil

- 2 days ago

Just a few days left to apply for this great role. Get your applications in and spread the word! Deadline is end of Monday! https://t.co/I6tJrgkXuM
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@districtcouncil

- 10 days ago

@themjcouk: We need a long term strategy that revitalises leisure and wellbeing services to #LevelUp the health of the nation and place them firmly within Integrated Care Systems, says chairman of @districtcouncil Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen. https://t.co/58G0Tv5ufS #localgov https://t.co/JDqwFl4roP
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@districtcouncil

- 13 days ago

@themjcouk: The New Year highlights the need for a revival of leisure services, says Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen of @districtcouncil, and @Solace_UK’s Professor Martin Reeves unpicks the provisional local government finance settlement https://t.co/Rs12cHHcDl
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@districtcouncil

- 16 days ago

DCN is recruiting for a Senior Policy Officer. It's a great local government role with lots of exposure to council leaders, chief execs, senior civil servants and ministers. Exciting time to join the DCN! Get in touch if you're interested - details here! https://t.co/DRgWxeLMct
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