Community Right to Challenge

This community right enables communities to bring a challenge to take over local services where they feel they could run the service differently and better.

The community group would need to put forward an expression of interest which the Council must consider.

The following groups are all eligible to express an interest to run a service currently provided by the Council:

  • voluntary and community bodies
  • charities
  • Parish/Town Council;
  • two or more employees of the relevant authority

The My Community Rights website offers information and advice on understanding this community right.