Community Rights

The Community Rights, part of the Localism Act 2011, give you a greater say over how your community develops.

They take power away from central government and put it in the hands of community groups, councils and individuals to give them more opportunities to influence what happens in their local area.

Community Right to Bid

  • Allows communities to pause the sale of buildings or land they care about such as a local pub, shop, library or football ground to give time for them to develop a bid to buy it.

Community Right to Challenge

  • Allows communities to challenge to take over local services that they think they can run differently and better.