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Community Rights Emily O’Hare 21 st March 2011. EALING COUNCIL. Community Right to Challenge and Assets of Community Value What the Act says (and what it doesn’t say) What this means for VCS groups How the Council is planning to respond

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Community rights emily o hare 21 st march 2011

Community RightsEmily O’Hare21st March 2011

EALING COUNCIL


Summary

Summary



What it is

  • Aims to give communities the opportunity to take control of assets and facilities in their neighbourhood

  • Local groups can nominate community assets to be listed

  • Moratorium period - provides time to prepare a proposal / bid when the asset comes up for sale

What it is


What it isn t

What it isn’t


What it means for vcs groups

What it means for VCS groups


Asset of community value definition

Asset of Community Value: Definition


Process

Process of local community, or a use in the recent past has done so;

Nomination

Listing

Planned sale

Moratorium

Sale


Proposed approach

  • LBE Property will manage process of local community, or a use in the recent past has done so;

  • Contact for submitting nomination will be on Council website

  • Nominations can be made year-round

  • Internal reviews will be heard by a different person to whoever made the decision – awaiting further regulations on this

  • LA will communicate as required regarding proposed sales, moratorium period etc.

Proposed approach


Community right to challenge

Community Right to Challenge of local community, or a use in the recent past has done so;


What it is1

What it is of local community, or a use in the recent past has done so;

  • Opportunity to express interest in running a local authority service;

  • Open up a procurement process.


What it isn t1

  • Not a right to run the service of local community, or a use in the recent past has done so;

  • Certain services are excluded:

    • Already out to contract;

    • Certain public health services (12 month exemption);

    • Direct payment services.

What it isn’t


What it means for vcs groups1

What it means for VCS groups


Process1

  • Relevant body – VCS or employees process…

  • Expressions of Interest

    • Details of organisation, inc. financial info;

    • Details of service EOI relates to;

    • Details of outcomes to be achieved.

  • Specified time periods

  • Procurement

Process


Rejection

Rejection…


Proposed approach1

May – July: EOIs submitted. grounds:

Aug – Sept: Considered and evaluated as part of budget proposals by relevant Service Directors.

Oct: Directors’ recommendations regarding EOIs considered by Members through budget setting and challenge process.

Nov: Final decision made as part of budget decisions.

Proposed approach


Expected timescales

Right to Challenge: grounds:

  • April: Regs published

  • Late April / May: Comes into effect

    Assets of Community Value:

  • June: Regs published

  • July: Comes into effect

Expected timescales


Further information

DCLG website: grounds:http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/decentralisation/localismbill/communityrights/

LBE Cabinet reports:

http://www2.ealing.gov.uk/services/council/committees/agendas_minutes_reports/cabinet/index.html

Further information


Questions and feedback

Questions and feedback

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For further information contact grounds:Emily O’HareEaling CouncilPolicy and Performance020 8825 [email protected]


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