Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge came into force on 27 June 2012. It allows voluntary and community groups, charities, parish councils or council employees to bid to run a local authority service where they believe they can do so differently, more efficiently and more effectively.

The Community Right to Challenge applies to the majority of services provided by or on behalf of Broxtowe Borough Council. This can be an entire service or part of a service.

If an organisation is interested in running a service they have to submit an expression of interest to the Council. The Council has to decide whether to accept, modify or reject it. If the expression of interest is accepted then a normal procurement exercise will take place in adherence to the Council Constitution and procurement law. So rather than a 'right to run' a public service, it is the right to compete, in a procurement exercise alongside other organisations from the voluntary, public and private sectors.

For more detailed information on the Community Right to Challenge please click on the relevant page within this section.

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