Community Right to Challenge

Community Right to Challenge

The Localism Act 2011 created the Community Right to Challenge, which gives community and voluntary sector organisations and council staff the right to 'challenge' local authorities by putting forward an expression of interest in running a service or part of a service.

A successful challenge will result in a competitive procurement exercise in which the challenger will be able to take part along with other interested organisations.

We open our window of opportunity for challenge each year from 1 January to 1 March. We will not consider expressions of interest outside of this period.

For further information on this right please contact the Policy and Partnerships Manager, by emailing or calling 01246 959645. you can also find out more in the statutory guidance regarding the Community Right to Challenge.

Last updated on 05 September 2023