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How communities can shape and run local services

How to submit a Expression Of Interest (EOI) to run and shape local services, who can submit an EOI and the reasons why an EOI is rejected.

The Community Right to Challenge is a right under the Localism Act 2011 that gives communities the opportunity to help shape and run local services. It links well with our commitment to work with communities (as part of the Localism agenda) to provide better decision making, better local services and the more effective allocation of resources.

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Under the Community Right to Challenge an Expression of Interest (EOI) to take on the provision of a county council service can be submitted. If successful, it will lead to a procurement exercise for the provision of that service.

The following bodies can submit an EOI:

  • voluntary, community body
  • charitable trust or body
  • town or parish council
  • two or more employees of the county council

Read more about the bodies who can submit an EOI in: