Community Rights

The Localism Act 2011 contains Community Rights devolving power from government to communities, local authorities and individuals. These Community Rights are a set of powers that give you a greater say over how your community develops. They can help you to save local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds. You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the chance to deliver local services and develop them into community enterprises.

  • Community Right to Bid
    Gives community groups a fairer chance to save assets that are important to them by pausing the sale of a building or land to give time for them to develop a bid to buy it.
  • Community Right to Challenge
    Allows the community to bid to run authority services where they believe they can do so differently and better. This may be the whole service or part of a service