Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Living Villages 1 - Developing Local Assets


Published on

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

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Living Villages 1 - Developing Local Assets

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