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Community Rights

The Localism Act 2011 aims to give local people and groups more opportunities to shape local services. It has five main principles:

  • To increase choice by giving people direct control over the services they use (if possible)
  • Power should be decentralised to the lowest possible level
  • Public services should be open to a range of providers competing to offer better services
  • The State's role is to deliver fair access, fair funding and fair competition
  • Public services should be accountable to users and tax payers.

There are three main Community Rights reflected within the Act. These are the right to Challenge, Bid and Build. 

Community Right to Bid

How to nominate an 'Asset of Community Value'

Community Right to Challenge

Community bodies can express interest to deliver local services

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