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District Bulletin: With funding and freedom we can end homelessness

District Bulletin: With funding and freedom we can end homelessness

In this Bulletin: CLLR SUSAN BROWN: With funding and freedom we can end homelessness MUST-READS: Our ...
The DCN Annual Conference 2024

The DCN Annual Conference 2024

DCN’s Annual Conference takes place on 14-15 March 2024 at Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We look ...
‘Well-run councils will have to make counterproductive cuts’

‘Well-run councils will have to make counterproductive cuts’

The Chancellor has been urged to take targeted action to avoid counterproductive cuts to essential services at ...
DCN Conference programme published

DCN Conference programme published

DCN's Annual Conference is taking shape and we are now in a position to share with you the latest programme. This ...
DCN responds to extra Government funding

DCN responds to extra Government funding

The District Councils’ Network has welcomed extra Government funding for its member councils, which was announced ...
Cllr Bridget Smith: ‘Communities support green energy’

Cllr Bridget Smith: ‘Communities support green energy’

Cllr Bridget Smith, Vice Chair of the District Councils’ Network and Leader of South Cambridgeshire District ...
‘People have nowhere to go’: ITV shows district’s homelessness prevention work

‘People have nowhere to go’: ITV shows district’s homelessness prevention work

Many of our thoughts this Christmas are with those who have no permanent, secure homes – and last night ITV showed ...
NPPF response: We want to deliver the right homes for our communities

NPPF response: We want to deliver the right homes for our communities

In response to the Government's announcement of reform to the National Planning Policy Framework, a District ...
Local Government Finance Settlement: Critical services are on the brink due to inadequate funding

Local Government Finance Settlement: Critical services are on the brink due to inadequate funding

Today's Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement has prompted significant concerns about the future of ...
District Bulletin for December: Happy Christmas – and thank you!

District Bulletin for December: Happy Christmas – and thank you!

In this bulletin: CLLR SAM CHAPMAN-ALLEN: Happy Christmas – and thank you MUST-READS: Our round-up of media ...
“The last thing we want to do is to scale back preventative and value-adding services” – DCN Response to the local government finance policy statement

“The last thing we want to do is to scale back preventative and value-adding services” – DCN Response to the local government finance policy statement

The District Councils’ Network has responded to this afternoon’s Government local government finance policy ...
District Bulletin for November: DCN spoke and the Chancellor listened

District Bulletin for November: DCN spoke and the Chancellor listened

In this bulletin: CLLR SAM CHAPMAN-ALLEN: DCN spoke and the Chancellor listened MUST-READS: Our round-up of ...