The Community Right to Challenge (CRTC) was introduced by the Government on 27 June 2012 as part of the Localism Act 2011.
The Act enables:
- voluntary and community groups
- parish councils and 2 or more council employees to apply to run council services
If any of the above groups apply to run a council service we must consider the application and if accepted, conduct a procurement exercise for the service
The challenging organisation and all other interested parties can respond to the procurement exercise.
To find out how to express interest in running a council service, please see the Community Right to Challenge Expression of Interest Form. You should read this alongside the policy agreed by Cabinet, on 4th September 2012. The process also includes links to:
- The section of the Localism Act relating to the CRTC (Part 5, Chapter 2): Localism Act 2011, Part 5, Chapter 2
- The Statutory Guidance issued by the Government in June 2012: CRTC Statutory Guidance