Community Right to Bid

Recent Community Right to Bid Activity

September 2018

The listing of the Old Nag's Head Public House in Hargrave has reached its expiry date.  This property is no longer to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

September 2018: Registration of Bidder

East Northamptonshire Council has received written notification from Raunds Town Council that it wishes to be treated as a bidder for Raunds Library under the Localism Act 2011 (the Act).

This means that the full moratorium period of six months is now in operation.  This moratorium period will end on 2nd February 2019. During this period the owner (NCC) may continue to market and negotiate the disposal of this property, but may not exchange contracts (or enter into a binding contract to do so later), unless it is with Raunds Town Council or any other community interest group that would have been eligible to trigger the moratorium.

After the moratorium period, NCC is free to dispose of the property to whomever it chooses and at whatever price and no further moratorium will apply for the remainder of a protected period lasting until 2nd February 2020.

August 2018: Registration of Bidder

Higham Ferrers Town Council has registered as a bidder for the acquisition of the Library in the town, which has been put up for disposal.  As the library is an Asset of Community Value (ACV), a six month moratorium from the date of disposal notification is now enforced.  Until 29th December 2018, the owner (NCC) is unable to sell/lease or enter into a contract to sell/lease to any individual or body other than an eligible community group.

August 2018: Disposal of Raunds Library

Raunds library was recently added to ENC's Assets of Community Value Register. Notice was received on 2 August 2018 that the owner, Northamptonshire County Council, intends to dispose of this property.

Therefore, a six week interim moratorium period began on 2 August 2018, which allows any community interest group to make a written request to be treated as a potential bidder for the property. Potential bidders for Raunds Library must notify this council by 5pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 of their intentions.  A submission can be made by emailing: corpsupport@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or in writing to:

Corporate Support Team
East Northamptonshire Council
Cedar Drive
Thrapston
Northants
NN14 4LZ
 

July 2018:  Decision Notice - Old Nag's Head Public House

This property has been nominated for relisting, as it is reaching the end of it's current listing.  The Decision was taken not to accept the Pub as an ACV because of a lack of recent Community use. You can read the full Decision Notice.

July 2018:  Decision notice - Raunds Library

This property was nominated by the Town Council as an Asset of Community value.  The council has now reached the decision to list this property as an Asset of Community Value and has published its Decision Notice.

July 2018: Thrapston Town Council registers as a bidder

Thrapston Town Council has registered as a bidder for the acquisition of the Library in the town, which has been put up for disposal.  As the library is an Asset of Community Value (ACV), a six month moratorium from the date of disposal notification is now enforced.  Until 29th December 2018, the owner (NCC) is unable to sell/lease or enter into a contract to sell/lease to any individual or body other than an eligible community group.

 July 2018: Notification of Intention to Sell ACVs

Both Thrapston and Higham Ferrers libraries are listed on ENC's Register of Assets of Community Value. Notice was given on 28 June 2018 that the owner, Northamptonshire County Council, intends to continue to dispose of both these properties.

Therefore, a six week interim moratorium period began on 28 June 2018, which allows any community interest group to make a written request to be treated as a potential bidder for the property. Potential bidders must notify this council by 5pm on hursday 9th August 2018 of their intentions.  A submission can be made by emailing: corpsupport@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or in writing to:

Corporate Support Team
East Northamptonshire Council
Cedar Drive
Thrapston
Northants
NN14 4LZ
 

May 2018: Thrapston Library Decision Notice

The Public Library building in Thrapston was nominated by the Town Council on 29/03/2018.  The council has now reached the decision to list this property as an Asset of Community Value and has published its Decision Notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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