The Right to Challenge is part of the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.  Its aim is to give voluntary and community bodies, employees of the authority that wish to form a mutual organisation to deliver services, and parish councils the right to express an interest in running a local authority service.

Expressions of interest will need to be submitted to the Council using a standard application form. Successful applications will result in the relevant body being invited to take part in a procurement process along with any other interested organisations.  The Act does not give an automatic right to those organisations expressing an interest to deliver the service and there is no guarantee the organisation will be successful in its bid.

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