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Community Right To Bid

Last Modified January 06, 2017

The Community Right to Bid is included within the Localism Act, which aims to devolve power to local communities. The right to bid gives community groups the opportunity to buy community buildings and facilities that are important to them. You can read more about the Community Right to Bid on the MyCommunityRights website.

Our Community Right to Bid Policy Statement sets out how this right will be administered locally.

Our frequently asked questions provide additional guidance.

To nominate an asset to be considered for inclusion in List of Assets of Community Value please complete a nomination form.

Successful nominations will be placed on the List of Assets of Community Value

Unsuccessful nominations will be placed on the List of Land Nominated by Unsuccessful Community Nominations

Hard copies of the two lists are available on request.

Current Nominations (as of 16 September 2013)

There are currently no outstanding Asset of Community Value nominations to be determined.

Any new nominations will be determined within eight weeks of the date that they are received. The assets will either be added to the List of Assets of Community Value or the List of Land Nominated by Unsuccessful Community Nominations.

Full moratorium triggered - Three Horseshoes Public House, Letchmore Heath

On 10 June 2013 we received notification from the owners of the Three Horseshoes Public House in Letchmore Heath of their intent to sell the property. The Three Horseshoes is included on our List of Assets of Community Value, therefore an interim moratorium was triggered.

A request to be treated as a potential bidder was received from Aldenham Parish Council on 1 July 2013 which brought into force the full moratorium. The pub now could not be sold before10 December 2013 except to a community interest group. After 10 December 2013, the owners were free to dispose of it as they wished without having to give first refusal to a community interest group.

For further information

Contact the Legal Services team on 020 8207 2277 or email communityrighttobid@hertsmere.gov.uk


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