The 2020 Local Authority Challenge will be held on Thursday 26 November 2020 at Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-Le-Street.  Further information will be provided soon.

Information from the 2019 Local Authority Challenge can be found below.

We hosted the 2019 Local Authority Challenge for the North East in the wonderful Emirates Riverside on Thursday 28 November 2019.  Authorities from Yorkshire and Humber region also participated in the event.

18 teams took part in the Challenge:

  • Barnsley District Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • NEPO
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • Selby District Council

Quotes from the day – Quotes

Winners and Runners Up – Winners and Runners Up

As with last year we posted a live photofeed so you can see the hive of activity the challenge causes!  The feed runs in reverse chronological order.

The winners –


16:50 – Just when you thought it was over!


15:40 – What they are all hoping to win


15:35 – Hurried requests for work starting to come into the teams!


13:50 – post lunch rush is coming on


12:20 – as lunch roles in this mornign has been a real headscratcher!!


10:50 – things are getting a little more serious as leaders and media have arrived


10:40 all settling in to their new management roles well!


Kick off at 9.30pm