The Localism Act provides communities with a local connection a right to identify assets such as local pubs, shops, village halls and post offices which, if they came up for sale, they would want to try and purchase.
The Act does not give a right to buy the property in question but it does give potential bidders the time to put a proposal together. Local community and voluntary bodies as well as parish and town councils are able to identify land and buildings that have provided an important service in their community and may do in the future.
These community bodies can nominate assets for inclusion on a register of assets of community value, which will be maintained by us
If an asset on the register comes up for sale, community bodies may have up to six months in which to raise the capital and bid to buy the asset, before it can be sold on the open market.
How to make a nomination
Community groups have to meet certain criteria and provide supporting evidence to be eligible to nominate an asset. To assist you we have created a nomination form (45kb). Once completed, please send this and any evidence to: Nicola Calver, Governance Manager, Bolsover District Council, The Arc, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4JY
Help and Guidance
We have produced a frequently asked questions (51kb) information sheet which provides guidance on how we will deal with nominations under the Community Right to Bid process.
We have published a list of community assets (45kb) that have been nominated an unsuccessfully nominated.
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