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The Keep it Local network

Become part of a growing movement of councils reshaping local services.

The Keep it Local network provides insight, support, and events to help councils make their local aspirations a reality.

Contact us below to become a Keep it Local council

Become a Keep it Local council

Locality can help councils take the necessary steps to officially adopt the Keep it Local approach

Locality has been helping councils to Keep it Local for years. We’ve learned that top-level leadership is crucial and that keeping it local must be ingrained in everything they do.

But leadership alone isn’t enough. Councils need a clear sense of the practical (and legal) ways things can be done differently.

We’re joining the Keep it Local Network because we recognise the power of learning from other councils in the Network as we make this shift.

Toby Savage
Leader, South Gloucestershire Council

Become a Keep it Local Council by:


Signing-up to our Keep it Local principles with a public pledge


Appointing a Keep it Local champion in the cabinet and senior management team


Committing to a process of working with Locality to assess and improve current practice


Starting a discussion with your local community on how to Keep it Local

We support Keep it Local councils by:

  • Offering free Locality membership for a year and providing specialist advice on how to Keep it Local in practice
  • Running regular workshops to explore the Keep it Local principles in more detail
  • Hosting two Network meetings per year to report on progress
  • Providing regular updates and sharing best practices with the Network
  • Bringing forward-thinking authorities together to problem solve and discuss ideas.
  • Providing a clear intellectual framework to push the boundaries of your Keep it Local ambitions.
  • Showcasing best practice with the Keep it Local Award

Sign up for the Keep it Local Newsletter

The Keep it Local Network is for people who want to find new and innovative ways to reshape local services and transform lives.

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