Community Right to Challenge and Bid

Community Right to Bid

The Community Right to Bid allows communities and parish councils to nominate buildings or land for listing by us as an 'asset of community value'. This can include:

  • local shops
  • pubs
  • community centres
  • libraries
  • playgrounds
  • swimming pools

If an asset is listed as being of community value and it comes up for sale, it can then be put on hold for up to six months for the community to find the funding required to buy it before it goes on the open market.

See the current list of assets of community value

To nominate an asset, download a nomination form and send it to right-to-bid@canterbury.gov.uk

We'll confirm we've received your nomination and it will be assessed against government criteria by a panel of council officers. A decision will be made within eight weeks.

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