Assets of Community Value
Certain buildings and amenities act as social hubs and are integral to the communities that use them and provide a place to meet and a base from which organisations can deliver public services to the local community. Typically these hubs could be a village shop, a pub, a community centre, a library, or an open space. The loss, whether through closure or sale of such buildings and amenities can create lasting damage in communities and threaten the provision of services.
Designation as Asset of Community Value and the Community Right to Bid can enable a community to keep vital buildings in public use and ensure they remain as social hubs for the community in the future. The Parish Council is able to nominate assets of community value.