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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

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Community Right to Bid

What is the Right to Bid?

The Right to Bid is a national process being introduced through the government’s Localism Act 2011.

The Community Right to Bid, which is also known as Assets of Community Value came into force in September 2012.  The right gives eligible community groups the opportunity to identify and nominate assets that are of value to the local community and nominate these for inclusion on a list of assets of community value maintained by the Council.

If an asset on the list comes up for sale, eligible community groups will have up to six months in which to make a bid to buy it.  However, these new provisions do not restrict in any way decisions by the owner of the asset about whom they can sell their property to, or at what price, and they do not confer a right of first refusal to community interest groups.

A community could use this right to nominate a local asset like a village hall, a community centre, a playing field, a library or a children’s centre.  The right covers private as well as public assets. 

The Council is required to keep a list of assets of community value in Allerdale and a list of unsuccessfully nominated assets.

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ