Monthly Archives: May 2019

Four Greens Community Trust – Plymouth City Council

29th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Four Greens Community Trust – Co-operative working towards the goal of transforming community building and land to local ownership In 2013 Plymouth City Council (PCC) presented a Cabinet report that advocated the creation of a new trust for the north of the city in need of additional investment, regeneration and services, through the provision of ...

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Power of the People Safeguards Community Assets – South Tyneside Council

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The future of a long-standing community centre in South Tyneside has been safeguarded following a successful asset transfer programme. Against a background of cuts in central government funding, South Tyneside Council asked for community support to keep open the Borough’s Community Associations. As a result, all the facilities have been saved from closure and are ...

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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 Community Centres – 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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Community Asset Transfer – Milton Keynes Council

2nd March, 2015 / Nicola, CCIN

Summary Milton Keynes Council is aiming to transfer 50 community assets including leisure facilities and libraries to locally run organisations, such as parish councils and residents’ groups, in order to shore up community empowerment, protect assets for future use and save more than £300,000 on maintenance costs. As a result, residents are already benefiting from ...

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