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The community right to bid gives people the chance to bid, to buy and take over the running of assets that are of value to the local community when they come up for sale. 

Voluntary and community organisations can nominate both privately and publicly owned assets to be included on a list of assets of community value.  

Assets of community value 

An asset is a building or piece of land. It does not have to belong to the council or a public sector organisation and can be privately owned. Examples of assets include: 

  • community centres 
  • libraries 
  • leisure centres 
  • the last public house or shop in an area 
  • post offices 
  • theatres 
  • museums 

Who is eligible to bid

An asset is eligible for a community right to bid if either of the following apply: 

  • its current main use must further the social interests or social wellbeing of the local community and it must be realistic to think that such a use can continue 
  • a use in the recent past must have furthered the social interest or social wellbeing of the local community and it must be realistic to think it could be brought back into such use within the next 5 years. 

Organisations that are eligible to nominate an asset must have a local connection and be: 

  • a town or parish council
  • a local neighbourhood planning forum  
  • an unincorporated community group whose members include at least 21 people registered to vote in South Gloucestershire 
  • a charity 
  • a community interest company 

We are not able to self-nominate assets. 

Nominate an asset of community value 

To nominate an asset, you must download and complete our right to bid nomination form

Send it to us by: 

  • email: property.services@southglos.gov.uk  
  • post: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Resources and Business Change, Property Services, PO Box 1953, Bristol, BS37 0DE 

Assets of community value register 

You can view our register of assets of community value register. It contains the details of both the successful and unsuccessful nominations. 

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