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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.

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We’ve also produced some guidance to help you.

How to nominate an asset of community value

Nominate an asset online

To help you, there are notes on completing the nomination form linked to the form. You will need to upload supporting documentation to the form.

Our Community Right to Bid for Assets of Community Value Guidance will also give you some helpful hints and tips.

We have also developed a simple Community Right to Bid leaflet to help you through the process.

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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 community.assets@communities.gsi.gov.uk 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.