This is one of the most challenging periods in local government history. Public Sector funding continues to decline; councils are having to look for innovative ways of providing services with reducing budgets. The Network comprises 22 UK local authorities who are driving global municipal co-operative policy development with a common belief in the Values and Principles.
We are committed to finding better ways of working for, and with, local people for the benefit of their local community. We help Council’s identify services that can be delivered more imaginatively, more cost effectively and more co-operatively.
We’re a non-party-political active hub for co-operative policy development, innovation and advocacy which is:
- Action-focused: a vehicle for helping councils translate co-operative policy and principles into practice
- Membership-based: funded by modest membership subscriptions from its member councils
- Open to all UK councils: members share the belief that working co-operatively with communities holds the key to tackling today’s challenges
- Part of the local government family: the network is a Special Interest Group registered with the Local Government Association where we work to promote innovation in local government
We’re keen to work with other municipal organisations across the world.