DCN Prospectus

The District Councils’ Network is the national voice of district councils in England.

District councils are the most efficient, valued and trusted part of government. We are flexible and adaptable, able to move and change at speed and the strand of local government that is closest to its communities while having the scale, leadership and influence to make a real difference where it counts.

District councils are at the heart of delivering the ‘doorstep’ issues that matter to communities. District councils are positive about the future. We have much to offer, and are ready to deliver.

District councils are committed to working with our partners and government to deliver national growth and prosperity. We are integral to the UK’s future prosperity. Within our areas the national priorities of economic growth, health and social cohesion come together to create a collaborative network of innovation that promotes the health and wellbeing of our local communities and delivers housing and economic growth to increase national competitiveness in today’s global economy.

As the prospect of devolution across the country becomes ever more real, our prospectus sets out the pivotal role that districts are playing in the evolving local government landscape, along with our priorities for delivering our ambitions.

Working with central government, our partners and our communities, districts will develop solutions in our priority areas that create a more innovative, sustainable, independent and effective public sector, enhancing national prosperity and improving the lives of each and every one of our citizens and communities.