Community right to bid

If you're a member of a community group and feel that a local property is of value to the community, then you can nominate that property as being an 'asset of community value'.  On this page you can find out how to nominate a building or area of land to be listed on the register.

 

What is Community right to bid?

The Community Right to Bid gives members of the local community the right to nominate buildings and land (assets) that you think are important to your community for listing on the Register of Assets of Community Value. 

Should the owner of the asset of community value then decide to sell the property they must tell us first.  We will then let the relevant community groups know that the owner wishes to sell the property.  The community groups then have up to 6 weeks to tell us if they want to make a bid to buy the property.  If they don't inform us that they wish to bid within the 6 week period then the owner may sell the property.

If a community decides to bid for the property they must let us know.  They have a six month period (starting from the date the owner told the Council they want to sell the property) to put a bid together and make an offer to the owner.  After 6 months, the owner has the option to sell to the community group, or to another party.

 

What can be nominated?

A building or land can be listed as an Asset of Community Value if it:

  • is currently being used, or was used in the last five years, for activities which improve the social well-being and interests of the local community; or
  • will continue to be used for at least the next five years for activities which improve the social well-being and interests of the local community

It could be your local:

  • Community centre
  • Shop
  • Library
  • Pub
  • Sports centre
  • Playing field

 

If a property is deemed as an 'asset of community value', then the owner of that property must tell us about any intention to sell the property, so that local community groups have the opportunity to make an offer to the owner to buy the property.  This does not mean that the community group has a right of first refusal to buy the property.

 

 

How to nominate a property

The ability to nominate a property as an asset of community value was introduced under the Localism Act 2011.  These provisions aim to prevent the loss of privately or publicly owned 'Community Assets' to the public. If your community group wish to nominate a property asset for consideration as a Community Asset you must either:

 

You should also download our Community right to bid scheme - background information (PDF 48KB) for more information.

 

We will look at your nomination, in accordance with the regulations, to see whether the building or land qualifies to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.  If the property meets legislation requirements, it will be included on Redbridge’s 'List of Assets of Community Value'.  

 

Assets of Community Value in Redbridge

A building or land will stay on our Register of Assets of Community Value for five years. We publish this list on this page, along with the list of unsuccessful nominations.

 

Successful nominations, which are now considered assets of community value, are listed here. The property will remain on the list for 5 years. 

 

Reference CRTB002
Date received 21/10/2013
Nominating organisation Redbridge Lankians Sports & Social Club
Property type Public House
Property address The Bell PH, 308 Ley Street, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4BS
Date added to the list 16/12/2013
Date for review of inclusion on the list 16/12/2018
Summary of reasons The property is a public house furthering the social well-being and social interests of the local community

 

Reference CRTB004
Date received 18/03/2015
Nominating organisation The Wanstead Society
Property type Children’s Play Area
Property address Children's Play Area Christchurch Green, High Street Wanstead
Date added to the list 23/03/2015
Date for review of inclusion on the list 20/03/2020
Summary of reasons The property is a recreational facility furthering the social well-being and social interests of the local community

  

Reference CRTB005
Date received 21/09/2015
Nominating organisation The Locals
Property type Public House
Property address The Cricketers PH, 299/301 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9HQ
Date added to the list 16/11/15
Date for review of inclusion on the list 16/11/20
Summary of reasons The property is a public house furthering the social well-being and interests of the local community

  

Reference CRTB006
Date received 03/12/2015
Nominating organisation The Save Oakfield Society
Property type Playing field with pavilions and an indoor sports and leisure centre
Property address Oakfield Playing Field and Redbridge Sports & Leisure Centre Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HD
Date added to the list 28/01/2016
Date for review of inclusion on the list 28/01/2021
Summary of reasons The current uses of the property are non-ancillary and further the social well-being or social interests of the local community. It is realistic to think that the use of the property will continue to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community in the immediate future.

  

Reference CRTB011
Date received 23/03/2017
Nominating organisation Redbridge Lankians Sports & Social Club
Property type Public House & restaurant
Property address The Avenue Public House & Masala 910 Restaurant, 902 Eastern Avenue, Ilford, IG2 7HZ
Date added to the list 15/05/2017
Date for review of inclusion on the list 15/05/2022
Summary of reasons The property is a public house furthering the social well-being and social interests of the local community

 

Reference CRTB012
Date received 14/06/2017
Nominating organisation Chadwell Heath South Residents’ Association
Property type Former Embassy Cinema
Property address

1078-1082 High Road, Chadwell Heath, London RM6 4BD

Date added to the list 08/08/2017
Date for review of inclusion on the list 08/08/2022
Summary of reasons The property is a venue for hire and uses include events/booking furthering the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community.

   

 

If the nomination is unsuccessful, the property will be included on the list of 'unsuccessful nominations'. 

 

Reference CRTB001
Date received 19/12/13
Nominating organisation The Wanstead Society
Property type Private Open Space
Property address The Evergreen Site, 28-30 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ
Date added to the list 13/02/13
Summary of reasons The site has been vacant for approximately the last 50 years during which time the public have not had authorised access to the fenced site. As the site is not actually used currently or in the recent past to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community, as public open space, then the site does not meet the definition of a property asset that may be considered to be land of community value under either Section 88(1) or (2) of the Localism Act 2011.

 

Reference CRTB003
Date received 29/08/2014
Nominating organisation Shenfield Road Shop Community Group
Property type Shop with residential upper part
Property address 1-2 Shenfield Road, Woodford Green, IG8 9AS
Date added to the list 28/10/2014 
Summary of reasons From the information provided the main use is for a shop for economic purposes and not the social well-being or social interests of the local community. Any social use is ancillary only. As the property is not actually used currently or in the recent past to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community, then it does not meet the definition of a property asset that may be considered to be land of community value under either Section 88(1) or (2) of the Localism Act 2011. 

 

Reference  CRTB007
Date received  07/03/2016
Nominating organisation  Save the Dr Johnson Group
Property type  Former public house
Property address  The Dr Johnson Public House, 175 Longwood Gardens, Barkingside, IG5 0EN
Date added to the list  03/05/2016
Summary of reasons

The property has been vacant and unused for over five years and it is unlikely to re-open as a public house.

As the property is not actually used currently or in the recent past to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community, it does not meet the definition of a property asset that may be considered to be land of community value under either Section 88(1) or (2) of the Localism Act 2011. 

 

Reference  CRTB008
Date received  13/04/2016
Nominating organisation  Conscious Cosmos
Property type  Former public house
Property address  Former Red Lion PH, 71 Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2DG
Date added to the list  08/06/2016
Summary of reasons  1. The application is not a valid community nomination as the nominating body is an unincorporated body with less than 21 individual members.
2. The property has been vacant and unused since 2013 and is considered unlikely to re-open as a public house or other non-ancillary social/community use in the near future. As the property is not actually used currently or in the recent past to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community, it does not meet the definition of a property asset that may be considered to be land of community value under either Section 88(1) or (2) of the Localism Act 2011.

 

Reference  CRTB009
Date received  04/11/2016
Nominating organisation  South Woodford Society
Property type  Public House
Property address  The George PH, 70 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2QL
Date added to the list  10/11/2016
Summary of reasons  

Insufficient information/ evidence to conclude it furthers social well-being of the local community and the lack of evidence of use by local groups or for events provided by nominator.

The nomination was submitted by South Woodford Society and on the basis of the facts provided it was impossible to distinguish the different offering of the pubs to conclude that The George PH warranted listing as an Asset of Community Value and that in and of itself it furthers the social well-being of South Woodford. The Council does not consider the society has provided sufficient information and on it being eligible to nominate an asset for inclusion in the loss of Asset of Community Value.

 

The eligibility of the requirement for ACV have not been met and it is considered that the society has a connection with South Woodford but has not provided evidence in support of the nomination. It is possible that other public houses in the locality provide social well-being or social interest to the local community. It is considered that the George PH could be listed at some time in the future.

 

Reference  CRTB010
Date received  04/11/2016
Nominating organisation  South Woodford Society
Property type  Public House
Property address  The Railway Bell PH, 87  George Lane, South Woodford, E18 1JJ
Date added to the list  10/11/2016
Summary of reasons Insufficient information/evidence has been provided to conclude the Railway Bell PH furthers social well-being of the local community and the lack of evidence of use by local groups or for events provided by nominator. The nomination was submitted by South Woodford Society and on the basis of the facts provided it was impossible to distinguish the different offering of the pubs to conclude that the Railway Bell PH warranted listing as an Asset of Community Value and that in and of itself it furthers the social well-being of South Woodford.

 

The Council does not consider the nominator has provided sufficient information and on it being eligible to nominate an asset for inclusion in the loss of Asset of Community Value. The eligibility of the requirement for ACV have not been met and it is considered that albeit the society has a connection with South Woodford it has not provided evidence  in support of the nomination.

 

It is possible that other public houses in South Woodford could provide social well-being or social interest to the local community. It is considered that the Railway Bell PH could be considered  for listing as an ACV sometime in the future.

   

 

There are no Assets of Community Value currently being disposed of

 

If you have any queries relating to Community Right to Bid you can visit the government's Community Right to Bid website for more information.

Alternatively, you can email us at community.righttobid@redbridge.gov.uk or by post to:

Estates and Asset Management,

London Borough Of Redbridge,

Town Hall, Ground floor - Room 16,

128-142 High Road,

Ilford,

Essex IG1 1DD

 

This information is a summary guide to the Community Right to Bid provision.

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