Community Right to Bid
The Community Right to Bid provisions came into force on 21 September 2012.
The provisions give local community groups such as parish councils, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises a right to nominate a building or other land for listing by Central Bedfordshire Council as an asset of community value.
When a listed asset is to be sold, incorporated local community groups will have a chance to make a bid and buy it on the open market.
You can see the current lists for Central Bedfordshire Council below:
- Listed Assets of Community Value (PDF 776.9KB)
- Assets Nominated but Not Listed (PDF 180KB)
- current nominations (PDF 45.3KB)
We’ve also produced some guidance (PDF 232.9KB) to help you:
- current appeals (PDF 6.2KB)
- Sugar Loaf Meppershall Review Report - November 2015 (PDF 16.3KB)
- Sugar Loaf Meppershall Review Report - September 2016 (PDF 325.8KB)
- Wrestlers Langford Review Report - September 2016 (PDF 133.3KB)
How do we nominate an asset of community value?
You can complete a simple online nomination form (link opens in new window). To help you, there are notes on completing the nomination form linked to this form.
Nominate by email / post
You can download and print a nomination form (PDF 175.9KB) . To help you, there are notes on completing the nomination form at the end of the form.Send the completed form along with supporting documentation to:
The Partnerships and Community Engagement Team
Central Bedfordshire Council
Beds SG17 5TQ
You can also scan and email your completed form along with supporting documentation to email@example.com.
Our Community Right to Bid for Assets of Community Value Guidance (PDF 232.9KB) will also give you some helpful hints and tips.
We have also developed a simple Community Right to Bid leaflet (PDF 498KB) to help you through the process.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Celebrate your building
Have you listed an asset of community value in your local area? Are you the proud owner of a listed asset? Do you know or use one of these buildings?
If so, you can now apply for an ACV Certificate to celebrate your building.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about getting a personalised certificate for you to print out and display to let everyone know how much the place is valued by local people.