Enhancing quality of life

Overview

Districts play a crucial role as local leaders who are on the side of residents. Our priorities are shaped by our understanding of and engagement with local communities. Districts protect and enhance quality of life by safeguarding our environment, promoting public health and leisure and creating attractive places to live, work and raise families.

The project group

Cllr Lead – Cllr Daniel Humphreys
Supporting Members – Cllr Doina Cornell, Cllr Joe Harris, Cllr Sarah Rouse
Chief Executive Leads – Yvonne Rees, Janet Waggott, Stuart Brown
Contact: DCN@local.gov.uk for further information

Our workplan priorities include:

  • Continuing to build evidence and lobby government to allow districts to raise a prevention precept
  • Seeking to influence and respond to the social care green paper to ensure the district role in reducing the burden on adult social care is fully recognised by the Government
  • Building strong relationships with sector partners, including Public Health England and the NHS
  • Continuing to promote the district role in place-based health and wellbeing; showcasing examples of community leadership, effective partnership working, innovative and sustainable provision of leisure facilities, maintaining high quality green spaces and supporting local cultural activities.
  • Continuing to promote and encourage bids to relevant funding streams, including Sport England
  • Promoting the work of the Healthy Towns and Villages Network

DCN UPDATES

Briefing note: The Resources and Waste Strategy Reforms

Briefing note: The Resources and Waste Strategy Reforms In this briefing note we detail some of our major concerns that arise from the three recent Defra waste service design consultations on consistency in recycling, Extended Producer Responsibility, and the introduction...
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Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’ – councils warn

Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’ – councils warn Households may need up to SEVEN bins as part of the biggest shake up of rubbish collections in years which will create “chaos and confusion”, councils warn today....
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DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme

DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme The District Councils' Network supports the instigation of a 'on-the-go' Deposit Return Scheme as a way to further incentivise recycling and reduce littering. As champions of our small businesses we would want...
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DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services

DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services The District Council's Network welcomes the opportunity to consult on these Resources & Waste Strategy proposals and are broadly in favour of the plans for Extended Producer Responsibility, agreeing with...
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DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings

DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings In our submission we argue it should be for local authorities to decide what works best for their decision-making processes, for their officers & members and most...
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