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Community Right to Bid (Assets of Community Value)

Community Right to Bid (Assets of Community Value)

The Community Right to Bid gives local communities the ability to nominate assets to be registered as an asset of community value. Once registered if the owner decides to sell the asset it provided time for the local community to bid to buy it.

Assets of community value in West Lindsey

We maintain a register of all nominations to register an asset of community value in West Lindsey. Our register is updated when any nominations are received or notice of intention to sell is made. 

Assets of Community Value Register

What is an asset of community value?

An asset of community value could be a building or piece of land that is currently or within the recent past been used for wider community benefit. It should further the social well-being or cultural, recreational or sporting interests of the local community.

We define recent use as being used within the last 5 years to further the above interests.

Who can nominate an asset of community value?

The following organisations can make a nomination:

  • Charities
  • Community groups*
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Local Neighbourhood Forums
  • Company limited by guarantee
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Industrial and provident societies

*Community groups must have 21 members who are registered to vote in the West Lindsey District Council area and also have a connection to the asset being nominated.

How do I nominate an asset of community value?

Before starting a nomination please take time to read our Guidance Notes available to download at the bottom of this page. They provide detailed information about the Community Right to Bid process.

After reading the Guidance Notes to nominate an asset of community value you must complete our Nomination Form, available to download at the bottom of this page. The form contains useful tips on what information to provide.

Along with your nomination form you should also submit:

  • Maps of plans of the asset clearly showing its location and boundaries
  • Evidence of community use (e.g. adverts, photographs, website details)
  • Copy of your organisations constitution or similar governing document (not required for Town or Parish Councils)
  • Names and home addresses of 21 supporting members/residents registered to vote in the nomination area (only required for community groups)

Where can I get further advice and support?

More detailed information about the Community Right to Bid is contained within our Guidance Notes, available to download at the bottom of this page.

We also provide Community Right to Bid Workshops throughout the year which are free to attend. Details of up-coming workshops will be listed below when organised.

Further support and advice is available from the My Community website provided by Locality. This website provides a range of support for communities looking at Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning.

Contact details

If you have a query about Community Right to Bid you can contact us on:

E-mail: communityrights@west-lindsey.gov.uk

Assets of Community Value interactive map

To find your nearest asset please enter your address or postcode in the the box. Use the plus and minus keys to zoom in and out and cursor to move around the map.

When you have located the asset, click on it for more information.

Assets of Communty Value map

 

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