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Empowering Communities: Making the most of local assets – a councillors’ guide

Asset Transfer Unit, Assets, Community Rights, Localism

This guide explores the range of tools available to unleash the creativity, innovation and growth flowing from community asset ownership and management.

It aims to support councillors when discussing asset transfer issues with local voluntary and community groups, parish councils or within their own authority.

Community asset ownership has the potential to harness the creativity and commitment of local citizens it can turn liabilities into assets, problems into solutions, and to create a foundation for sustained community-led enterprise that supports much needed local economic growth. And whilst there are risks, they can be managed successfully.