Monthly Archives: May 2019

Newcastle Parks Trust – Newcastle City Council

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

  “a measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and its squares”[1] From 1st April 2019 Newcastle became the first major city in the UK to hand over its parks and allotments to an independent charitable trust that will sustain our treasured parks for ...

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Transfer of Communities Centre – Telford and Wrekin Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Telford & Wrekin Council has experienced significant cuts in funding from central government and has had to make some difficult decisions in terms of how services will be delivered in the future.  These decisions have been coupled with a commitment to continue to support those that are most vulnerable and to work in partnership with ...

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Lewisham Music transfer – Bates Braithwaite Wells LLP

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In 2017, a team here at Bates Wells advised London Borough of Lewisham on all aspects of the transferring of its music services out of the Borough, to an independent charity. Like many local authorities, the Borough wanted to find a way for its successful Lewisham Music Service to continue to thrive, whilst providing new ...

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Libraries re-write their future – South Tyneside Council

9th March, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The future of four branch libraries in South Tyneside now look much brighter following their transfer to community groups and charities. One of the hardest hit local authorities as a result of cuts in central government funding, South Tyneside Council had to look at new ways of delivering services for residents. Rather than simply closedown ...

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Beyond Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

12th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Newcastle City Council has been supporting the asset transfer of community buildings since 2013. For some organisations, asset transfer has opened up new and exciting opportunities, whilst others have considered the option but have decided not to pursue asset transfer due to governance and / or financial capacity. Asset Transfer – Beyond Asset Transfer April ...

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Asset Transfer – Underused Community Facility – Sporting Assets

12th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Like many local authorities in the current funding environment, Leeds City Council have had to consider the value for money offered by local community facilities. Repurposing assets to meet the changing needs of a community has brought new life to not only the facilities themselves but the communities who use them. Leeds Urban Bike Park ...

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Community Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

9th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Newcastle City Council’s approach: Transfers offered on long leases (25 years+) with peppercorn rent Tenants responsible for Repairs & Maintenance Transfers to existing tenants (but bids invited for vacant buildings) Information about costs and building condition shared at the start Independent expert support, including legal advice, made available Organisations asked for business cases to assess ...

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Community Asset Transfer Programme – South Tyneside Council

3rd July, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

South Tyneside Council is the midst of a major programme of community asset transfer which is empowering communities and charity groups to take over the running of local public assets. Local authorities across the country have faced difficult decisions and have been challenged to find effective and efficient solutions to the continued delivery of valued ...

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Transfering assets to Four Greens Community Trust – Plymouth City Council

17th February, 2016 / Nicola, CCIN

A number of Ernesettle sites are being transferred to a community owned trust with the aim of providing jobs, green energy, learning and training opportunities, opportunities for community activity and improved community services and facilities. Plymouth City Council is transferring the land off Ernesettle Lane to Four Greens Community Trust (FGCT) to give local people ...

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