Localism Act 2011

The Localism Act sets out a series of measures with the potential to achieve a substantial and lasting shift in power away from central government and towards local councils, parishes and towns.

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  • Community right to challenge

    Under the Localism Act 2011, voluntary and community groups, parish councils and local authority staff can express an interest in taking over the running of a local authority service or function.
  • Community right to designate

    Under the Localism Act, voluntary and community organisations can nominate an asset to be included on a list of 'assets of community value'.
  • Community asset transfer

    If local groups own or manage community buildings, such as community centres or village halls, it can give them a real asset base to support their development.

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