The Right to Challenge, introduced by the Localism Act 2011, enables eligible community interest groups to submit expressions of interest to the Council to take over the running of Council services, either across the borough or in particular areas.

Where an expression of interest is accepted, this triggers a procurement exercise in which the submitter of the expression of interest may or may not be the successful bidder.

The Council will only accept formal Expressions of Interest between 1 March and 31 March each year. You are welcome to have informal discussions with us at any time and you are strongly advised to do so prior to submission of an Expression of Interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expression of Interest Form and guidance