The Community Right to Challenge was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 and provides a right for voluntary and community bodies, charities, town and parish councils and two or more employees of the authority to submit an expression of interest (also known as an EOI) to run local authority services, where they believe they can do so differently and better.
Where an expression of interest is accepted, we must carry out a procurement exercise for the service. The procurement exercise will be open to others who wish to tender to run the service so the body that triggers the exercise may not eventually be the provider of the service.
We welcome interest from groups interested in taking over the running of council services at any time and would encourage you to speak to us in the first instance to find out more.
The government has published advice and guidance on how to use the right.
Are you interested in running a council service?
Contact us for an informal discussion and to find out more.
Phone: 01772 533414