You are invited to a Hoylake Vision Community Planning Forum public meeting at the Old Town Hall, Hoylake, on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7pm.
The Localism Act 2011 allows communitiy planning forums and other community organisations to nominate places and spaces that are important to local people as Assets of Community Value (ACVs).
If those assets subsequently come up for sale, community groups have the opportunity to bid for them. ACVs can only be nominated if they are of interest socially (such as for sport, culture or recreational uses) or increase the wellbeing of the community now and into the future. This can include libraries, community centres, pubs, shops or green spaces that are of value to the community.
The Community Right to Bid can then be used if the asset ever comes up for sale. A group can have up to six months to raise the funds to bid for it.
During this period, if the owner of the listed asset decides to sell they must inform the local authority of their intention to do so. The community then have up to six weeks to express an interest in becoming potential bidders to buy the asset.Once an expression of interest has been received, a further four and a half month pause in the sale process is triggered. This gives potential bidders a total of six months to raise the funds required to purchase the asset. At the end of the period, the owner may sell it to whoever and at whatever price they choose.
Listed ACVs stay on the local authority’s list for up to five years.
The Management Group of Hoylake Vision are keen to find out whether there is an appetite for this within the community and, if so, we can build this in to the updated Neighbourhood Development Plan as a key objective for 2020-2025.
Come along, find out more and Have Your Say! In the meantime, check out this YouTube video