Successful Registration of Community Assets
We’re very pleased to report that Buckinghamshire Council has accepted Haddenham Parish Council's nominations to register The King’s Head and The Rising Sun as Assets of Community Value.
What are Assets of Community Value?
A building or land can be listed as an Asset of Community Value if its main use has recently been, or is presently used, to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and could do so in the future.
If the nomination is successful, the land or building is added to Buckinghamshire Council’s register of assets and will remain on the list for 5 years.
During this time, if the owner of the land or buildings that are listed wants to sell them, they must inform Buckinghamshire Council.
This starts a six-month period during which an asset can only be sold if it is to a community interest group. After the six-month period the owner can sell to whomever they choose.
The Rose and Thistle
An application to register the Rose and Thistle was previously submitted, however, it was declined due to 'insufficient evidence demonstrating that current use of the property furthers the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community and as a result the property cannot be considered of community value'.
Buckinghamshire Council states that for a nomination to be successful, evidence must be submitted to show that the asset furthers the social wellbeing and interests of the local community. This means evidence of regular community use, for example evidence of multiple community events, gatherings, or meetings. It is often helpful for nominators to submit as much supporting information as possible detailing when and how the asset furthers the social wellbeing of the community (i.e. how often certain events take place, and the section of the community that they benefit).
In order for a successful application to be made, we require further evidence of community use. If you were part of local group that met regularly at the Rose and Thistle until its closure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the group and how frequently it met there.