The Community Right to Challenge allows voluntary and community groups, charities, parish councils, local and fire and rescue authority staff to bid to run authority services where they believe they can do so differently and better. This may be the whole service or part of a service.
Groups need to submit a written expression of interest
The Community Right to Challenge was introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and came into effect on 27 June 2012. Secondary legislation was required to bring the right into force.