Community right to challenge

Powers are available to our communities under the Localism Act 2011. Residents and businesses now have the right to:

  • challenge how our services are delivered
  • express an interest in taking over the management of a Council facility or even run a local service

This legislation is fully aligned with our vision for commissioning. We have never been precious about who should deliver services – we are open to developing the market for services and ensuring the best provider is chosen. This could be a voluntary or community organisation, social enterprise, private sector or public sector.

Our approach to Commissioning is set out in Destination Kingston – our medium-term service and financial plan.