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A presentation from Peter Cleasby from the Plunkett Foundation about using the Localism Bill to develop and protect local assets

A presentation from Peter Cleasby from the Plunkett Foundation about using the Localism Bill to develop and protect local assets

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  • Developing Local Assets Peter Cleasby Chair, Plunkett Foundation Living Villages, Hereford, 24 June 2011
  • PROBLEM? Loss of rural services:
    • Privately owned £££
    • Public sector owned £££
    • Community owned
    • £££ + ACTION
  • CHOICES Loss of rural services:
    • Do nothing
    • OR
    • Take control
  • Helping rural communities through community ownership to take control of the issues affecting them
  • NEEDS
    • Belief
    • Support
    • Plan
    • Assets
  • BE INSPIRED
    • There are over 250 community shops in Britain.
    • 10% of all village shop closures are saved through community ownership
    • They continue to open.
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  • BE INSPIRED
    • And it’s not just shops …
    • Energy schemes
    • Broadband
    • Farms
    • Pubs
    • … . and more
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  • PUBS?
    • There are 5 community-owned pubs in Britain.
    • 4 are in rural areas.
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  • PUBS!
    • 1 pub closes for good every 8 hours
    • 1300 pubs closed in 2010
    • There are 5 community-owned pubs in Britain.
    • WHY SO FEW?
  • ENABLERS
    • The False Start (2010)
      • 82 communities asked for help to save their pub
    • Localism Bill (2011)
      • Neighbourhood plans
      • Right to Buy
    • Support programme (?)
  • GET READY
    • Build community support for pub
    • Demonstrate need for pub in neighbourhood plan
    • Persuade council to register pub as “asset of community value”
    • Carry on drinking
  • TAKE ACTION
    • Council notification
    • Mobilise support
    • Develop business plan
    • Secure funding commitments
    • Submit bid
    • Persuade owner to sell
  • TRICKY BITS
    • No right of appeal against non-inclusion on register
    • Narrow window for submitting bid
    • No business support scheme
  • SUPPORT
    • You won’t be alone ….
    • Experience of existing 5 pubs
    • Plunkett Foundation advice
    • … .. and for the future?
    • Financial support package?
    • Community pubs network
  • REMEMBER
    • It’s a business
    • It’ll be hard work
    • You can do it
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  • GET IN TOUCH
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • 01993 810730
    • www.plunkett.co.uk
    • Facebook – Plunkett Foundation
    • @PlunkettFoundat
    • @Mike_Plunkett