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Community right to bid

The community right to bid

The community right to bid came into force in September 2012 and allows communities a chance to save buildings or places that are important to them.

The community right to bid

The community right to bid gives community groups a fairer chance to save assets that are important to them. This could be a:

  • village shop
  • pub
  • community centre
  • children's centre
  • allotment
  • library
  • cinema, or
  • recreation ground.

The right covers private as well as public assets.

If community groups are interested in buying an asset they can use the community right to bid to pause the sale, giving them six months to prepare to buy it before the asset can be sold.

Mansfield District Council plays an administrative role in this process and is required to keep a list of all assets of community value. View the pdf icon community right to bid list [67kb]. There have been two submissions to the list, both of which have been accepted.

Our pdf icon community right to bid policy [88kb] details the process community groups need to follow to list an asset of community value and how we will administer the process.



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