We want local people to be able to make more decisions about the area they live, for communities to be involved in service delivery and for communities to be proud of their local area.

Nationally, this is known as Localism. In Nottinghamshire it's about making it easier for local communities to make more local decisions at a local level. 

Find out more about the Council's Localism Policy.

Localism Act

The Localism Act 2011 seeks to hand power back to local authorities and local communities offering new freedoms and flexibility to achieve local ambitions.

What we are doing

Following the introduction of The Localism Act we are:

  • working to strengthen what we already do to empower local communities
  • preparing for the implementation of new measures under the Act
  • using existing information from consultations and events to build on our understanding of the needs of local communities
  • seeking views from Parish and Town Councils and the voluntary sector
  • developing new opportunities for Nottinghamshire communities.

Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge is a national process introduced through The Localism Act 2011. 

It enables eligible groups to express an interest in running a local authority service by:

  • giving them extra time to compete fairly in an open procurement exercise
  • opening public service delivery to groups and organisation other than those in the public and private sector.

For more information on the community right to challenge and who has the right so challenge see our 'how does the right to challenge process work?' leaflet [PDF].

Submit a right to challenge

The first step in using the right to challenge is to complete the right to challenge expression of interest form [Word].

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