Community Right to Bid Workshop (Assets of Community Value)


A FREE workshop for Parish/Town Councils and community organisations to find out more about community rights and how to nominate community facilities as an asset of community value.

Come along to:

  • Learn about Community Rights and what they can do
  • Hear about examples of community rights being used
  • Find out what can and cannot be an asset of community value
  • Receive support completing a nomination for an asset
  • Network with other organisations exploring community rights

Wednesday 28th October 2015 – 09:30 to 12:30

Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough

To book your place visit:

E-mail: or telephone: 01427 675145



Here are some common questions about the event to give you more information:

What are Community Rights?

As part of the Localism Act 2011 there are a range of Community Rights available for organisations to use. One of the most well used is the Community Right to Bid. This right allows an organisation representing a community to nominate a building, facility or piece of land that is used by the community as an asset of community value. Local Authorities maintain a register of assets of community value and additional conditions are set should the owner decide to sell the asset.

You can find out more information online at:

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is open to any Parish/Town Council and community organisations including charities and social enterprises. All of these types of organisation can use the Community Right to Bid but different requirements apply to each type. This will be covered in the workshop.

What type of event is this workshop?

The feel of this workshop will be informal. There will be some presentations giving you key information and advice. Examples and case studies will be featured from West Lindsey and other parts of the country. People attending will be encouraged to get involved and ask questions throughout the workshop. There will be round table introductions and we will encourage those attending to network with each other to share knowledge and experiences.

Who is organising this workshop?

This event is being delivered by West Lindsey District Council. Some materials are taken from other advice services including the My Community Rights website and Locality.