Community action

The LGA is working to support councils to better engage their communities in the design and delivery of services - something we are calling community action.


The LGA has consistently made the case for devolution through councils to communities. As the sector undertakes a fundamental rethink of how public services are delivered in light of this and ongoing financial challenges, it is right that we consider the role of local people in designing, commissioning (or decommissioning) and delivering those services.

There are a number of successful examples of local authorities enabling and empowering their communities. The following webpages contain information based on conversations with councils across the country, illustrating where community action is happening well as well as guiding principles, tools and resources for other areas looking to work in this way.

The following webpages contain information based on conversations with councils across the country.

There are a number of examples of local authorities successfully enabling and empowering their communities. The following webpages contain information based on conversations with councils across the country, illustrating where community action is happening well and resources for other areas looking to work in this way.

We want to hear from you

If your council has introduced a successful community action initiative, please let us know about it at localism@local.gov.uk