The Community Right to Challenge is a national process being introduced through the Government's Localism Act which came into force in June 2012. The Right to Challenge makes it easier for voluntary and community groups or council employees to bid to run council services.
It provides an opportunity for communities to engage, influence and take responsibility for services which are the most important to their lives working together to build safe, healthy and empowered communities.
The Right to Challenge paves the way for more communities to help shape and run excellent local services. This might include making services more responsive to local needs, offering additional social value outcomes, or delivering better value for money.
It may act as a springboard for radical re-shaping of services, or simply trigger small changes that will make a big difference to the quality of service communities receive.
More information is available on the My Community website.