Details of assets of community value in North Lincolnshire and how communities can bid to own and/or run them. What to do if you own or lease a listed asset.
Community right to challenge
The community right to challenge helps communities to play a bigger part in shaping the running of local services.
A ‘relevant body’ such as a charitable organisation, voluntary or community body, or a town or parish council will be able to express an interest in providing a local authority service, subject to certain exceptions. Councils must respond to this challenge and consider the positive impact the proposal could have on the community.
If a challenge is rejected, the council must publish the reasons for this. When a challenge is accepted, the council must run a competitive procurement process.
The My Community Rights website contains information about Community Right to Bid and Right to Challenge, amongst other topics.
External funding may be available through the Social Investment Business Group.
Community right to bid
Communities have the opportunity to identify a building or land that is important to their social wellbeing and bid for it if it comes up for sale.
Across North Lincolnshire there are buildings and amenities that are important to the communities that use them. These could include:
- a shop
- a pub
- a library
If the owner of a listed asset wants to sell it, they must tell the council. The community will then be given a period of time to prepare and make a bid for the asset.
You can request a free copy of either of the lists of Assets of Community Value by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community asset transfer
Community asset transfer is about helping local people and community groups to influence the future of their area and their community. One way to achieve this is to transfer assets from North Lincolnshire Council to be managed by local community groups, social enterprises or voluntary groups.
We want to work with community groups and local people so that community asset transfer in North Lincolnshire is successful. The council has many assets. These include various buildings and individual plots of land. Some of these play a vital role in local life.
We want to see these assets managed in the best interests of the community. We are keen that assets are used to their fullest potential to support the development of strong communities across North Lincolnshire and to encourage volunteering. We therefore want to encourage communities to make use of these assets, where this can provide mutual benefit.
Assets of community value