The District Councils’ Network (DCN) is a cross-party network of 167 district and unitary councils. We are a special interest group of the Local Government Association, providing a single voice for all district services.
DCN member councils deliver a wide range of local government services to over 20 million people – 36% of England’s population. They cover 53% of the country by area. DCN councils are home to 36% of England’s businesses and 30% of national Gross Domestic Product.
They deliver visible frontline services that matter to every single resident and business in their local areas.
These include waste collection, planning and housing, homelessness prevention, welfare support, environmental health, parks and green spaces, leisure centres, and economic development.
DCN councils play a unique role in shaping local places to make them more prosperous. They drive local economic growth and the resurgence of local pride that goes with it. They hold vital keys to improving health and wellbeing and reducing pressure on the NHS. They have an unparalleled ability to support local residents who need it most and help prevent the social problems of tomorrow.
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