Assets of Community Value & the Community Right to Bid
The Community Right to Bid gives local groups the right to bid to buy community buildings and facilities that are important to them
Community Right to Bid
In neighbourhoods across the country there are buildings and amenities that are important to the communities that use them. For example this could be a village shop, a pub, a community centre or a library.
The Localism Act introduces a Community Right to Bid for Assets of Value to the Community. The aim is to ensure that buildings and amenities can be kept in public use and remain an integral part of community life.The Community Right to Bid allows local groups to nominate buildings and land that they consider is of value to the community to be included on a local authority maintained list.
If any of the assets on the list are put up for sale, the group is given a window of opportunity to express an interest in purchasing the asset, and another window of opportunity to bid to buy the asset.
If the council decide to list the building as an asset of community value, this does not mean that a sale can be forced. However, if and when the owner does decide to sell, a local group can use the Community Right to Bid to pause the sale for up to six months in order to organise a local bid to buy it.
Nominating a building
The first step is to nominate the building or facility you'd be interested in bidding for as an asset of community value using the nomination form.
For more information on the Community Right to Bid, visit GOV.UK.
Buildings and land that have already been listed
We've listed these buildings or facilities as assets of community value:
|Building or facility||Location||Nominated by|
|The Church Room||Church Road, Burmarsh, Romney Marsh||Burmarsh Parish Council|
|Littlestone Warren Golf Club Clubhouse and adjacent tennis courts||Littlestone||The Friends of Romney Warren. Protected period invoked lasting until 17 August 2022.|
|Dance Easy||19 The Bayle, Folkestone||Moratorium period triggered by community interest group, lasting until 9 September 2021|
|The Leas Lift||Folkestone||The Leas Lift Community Interest Company|
For the latest list of assets of community value, download the document below.
Details of buildings or land that have been nominated as assets of community value, but not listed are contained in the list of unsuccessful nominations.