The Localism Act gives a number of new rights and powers for individuals and communities, one of which is the Community Right to Challenge (CRTC). This allows a variety of relevant bodies the right to submit an expression of interest to deliver relevant services on behalf of relevant authorities.

We welcome informal approaches from groups or organisations to discuss options around taking on services, so that wherever possible, the formal invocation of the CRTC should be the last resort. This includes informal approaches from staff to run services and interested staff should in the first instance speak to the relevant Strategic Manager, Director or Lead Commissioner to discuss their proposal.