By law, any of the following have a right to challenge how we deliver services:
- a community or voluntary organisation
- a parish council
- a charitable trust or body
- 2 or more employees of the council
any other person or body specified by the Secretary of State by regulations
They are allowed to submit an 'expression of interest' to take over the provision of a council service.
The information in this section is a summary of the 'right to challenge' and is intended to help you consider your expression of interest. If you want more detailed information, please read the government's Community right to challenge: statutory guidance.
The guidance explains which organisations are entitled to apply - referred to as 'relevant bodies'. Thurrock Council is a 'relevant authority' as described in the government guidance.