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We are a cross-party, member-led network, providing a single voice for our member councils

Who We Are

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) is a cross-party network of 169 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 21 million people – 37% of England’s population. They cover 59% of the country by area. DCN councils are home to 39% of England’s businesses and 32% 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.

Our Team

DCN has both political and officer representatives, supported by a central team

Trevor Holden

Managing Director, South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council

Chair, DCN Chief Executives Group

Ian Fytche

Ian Fytche

Chief Executive, North Kesteven District Council

Vice Chair, DCN Chief Executives Group

Rose Rouse

Rose Rouse

Pendle Borough Council

Vice Chair, DCN Chief Executives Group

Member Councils

Adur District Council
Amber Valley Borough Council
Arun District Council
Ashfield District Council
Ashford Borough Council
Babergh District Council
Basildon Borough Council
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Bassetlaw District Council
Blaby District Council
Bolsover District Council
Boston Borough Council
Braintree District Council
Breckland Council
Brentwood Borough Council
Broadland District Council
Bromsgrove District Council
Broxbourne Borough Council
Broxtowe Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Cambridge City Council
Cannock Chase District Council
Canterbury City Council
Castle Point Borough Council
Charnwood Borough Council
Chelmsford City Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cherwell District Council
Chesterfield Borough Council
Chichester District Council
Chorley Borough Council
Colchester Borough Council
Cotswold District Council
Crawley Borough Council
Cumberland Council
Dacorum Borough Council
Dartford Borough Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Dorset Council
Dover District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council
East Devon District Council
East Hampshire District Council
East Herts Council
East Lindsey District Council
East Staffordshire Borough Council
East Suffolk Council
Eastbourne Borough Council
Eastleigh Borough Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
Epping Forest District Council
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
Erewash Borough Council
Exeter City Council
Fareham Borough Council
Fenland District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Folkestone and Hythe District Council
Fylde Borough Council
Gedling Borough Council
Gosport Borough Council
Gloucester City Council
Gravesham Borough Council
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Guildford Borough Council
Harborough District Council
Harlow District Council
Hart District Council
Hastings Borough Council
Havant Borough Council
Hertsmere Borough Council
High Peak Borough Council
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Horsham District Council
Huntingdonshire District Council
Hyndburn Borough Council
Ipswich Borough Council
King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Lancaster City Council
Lewes District Council
Lichfield District Council
Lincoln City Council
Maidstone Borough Council
Maldon District Council
Malvern Hills District Council
Mansfield District Council
Melton Borough Council
Mid Devon District Council
Mid Suffolk District Council
Mid Sussex District Council
Mole Valley District Council
New Forest District Council
Newark & Sherwood District Council
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
North Devon District Council
North East Derbyshire District Council
North Hertfordshire District Council
North Kesteven District Council
North Norfolk District Council
North Northamptonshire Council
North Warwickshire Borough Council
North West Leicestershire District Council
Norwich City Council
Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
Oxford City Council
Pendle Borough Council
Preston City Council
Redditch Borough Council
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Rochford District Council
Rossendale Borough Council
Rother District Council
Rugby Borough Council
Runnymede Borough Council
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Rushmoor Borough Council
Sevenoaks District Council
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Derbyshire District Council
South Hams District Council
South Holland District Council
South Kesteven District Council
South Norfolk District Council
South Oxfordshire District Council
South Ribble Borough Council
South Staffordshire Council
Spelthorne Borough Council
St Albans City and District Council
Stafford Borough Council
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
Stevenage Borough Council
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Stroud District Council
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Swale Borough Council
Tamworth Borough Council
Tandridge District Council
Teignbridge District Council
Tendring District Council
Test Valley Borough Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Thanet District Council
Three Rivers District Council
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Torridge District Council
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Uttlesford District Council
Vale of White Horse District Council
Warwick District Council
Watford Borough Council
Waverley Borough Council
Wealden District Council
Welwyn Hatfield Council
Westmorland and Furness Council 
West Devon Borough Council
West Lancashire Borough Council
West Lindsey District Council
West Northamptonshire Council
West Oxfordshire District Council
West Suffolk Council
Winchester City Council
Woking Borough Council
Worcester City Council
Worthing Borough Council
Wychavon District Council
Wyre Borough Council
Wyre Forest District Council