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. Please complete the community value assets nomination form. 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 some community value assets FAQs which provide guidance on how we will deal with nominations under the Community Right to Bid process. National guidance on the Community Right to Bid can be found on the GOV. UK website and you may also find some useful information on the My Community Rights website.
Our Community Value Assets List is up to date until December 2020 and includes community assets that have been successfully listed and nominations that have been unsuccessful.