Love your local pub? Under new powers introduced by the 2011 Localism Act, pubs can now be nominated to be listed by your local Council as an Asset of Community Value. This gives you the opportunity to “stop the clock” on the sale of a pub to explore options for saving it.
Who can nominate Assets of Community Value?
CAMRA strongly recommends you nominate the pub as an Unincorporated Group. For this you just need 21 people (of different addresses) to nominate the asset.
Alternatively, if your local Parish Council is supportive you could ask them to make the nomination.
|List Your Local Downloadable Resources|
|CAMRA Guide to Nominating Pubs as Assets of Community Value (PDF) Download
CAMRA Community Value Guide for ACV Nominations (DOC) Download
List Your Local Nomination Form (DOC) Download
Asset of Community Value Unincorporated Body Nomination Form (DOC) Download
Model Constitution – Unincorporated Body (DOC) Download
Asset of Community Value List (PDF) Download
How to nominate your pub as an Asset of Community Value:
- Take a visit to your local authority’s website and look up the section on Assets of Community Value or Right to Bid. You can find out who your local Council is here
- Download a nomination form (if no form is available click here to download our form)
- Fill in the form with as much detail as you can on why the pub should be classified as a community asset
- Demonstrate that at least 21 people from the local community support the listing of the pub
- The Council may also ask you for a constitution for the unincorporated body. If they do ask, you can use CAMRA’s model constitution as a guide, download it here
- Check your local council website to see where the nomination needs to be submitted. Many councils have produced guidance explaining how they are accepting nominations
If you need any further advice on listing your pub as an Asset of Community Value, please contact CAMRA’s National Planning Advisor Matt Brown on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01727 337 851