Community Right to Bid

The community right to bid allows communities a chance to save buildings or places that are important to them.

This could be a:

  • village shop
  • pub
  • community centre
  • cut flowers
  • children's centre
  • allotment
  • library
  • cinema
  • 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.

We play an administrative role in this process and is required to keep a list of all assets of community value. View the community right to bid list (opens in a new window). There have been three submissions to the list, all of which have been accepted.

Our community right to bid policy (opens in a new window) details the process community groups need to follow to list an asset of community value and how we will administer the process.