Community Asset Transfer

Tullibody Community Development Trust submitted it’s Expression of Interest for the Civic Centre including Car Park, surrounding Parkland and Swing Park to the Council on 15th August 2017.

Clackmannanshire Council has the following information on it’s website regarding Community Asset Transfer:

Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.

The part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which covers Community Asset Transfer enables community bodies to make requests for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. Community bodies can request ownership, lease or other rights as they wish.

The Council is required to assess each request transparently against a specified list of criteria and agree to the request unless there are reasonable grounds for refusal.

Communities interested in Community Asset Transfer should refer to the Council’s guidance and also our Asset Register.

Community bodies are asked to discuss their ideas with the Council at an early stage. An Expression of Interest Form is available.

Once community bodies are ready they can apply for a Community Asset transfer by completing the full application.

On receipt of a valid application the Council will aim to make a decision within 6 months. Detailed information about each request will be published on our website under the requirements of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 legislation.

The part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which covers Community Asset Transfer enables community bodies to make requests for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. Community bodies can request ownership, lease or other rights as they wish.

In order for TCDT to take this further we require to have a Business Case and Feasibility Study completed in order to decide whether it is a viable prospect. We are currently applying for funding so that we can engage a professional consultant to do this for us. We are under no illusion or inclination to take on this transfer if it is not feasible or viable for us to do so.

If the decision is made following the study and business case that we will indeed apply for the asset transfer then we will be looking for the support of the community to help make it a success. We have a vision for the Civic Centre and surrounds and we believe it could be something that the community should be proud of. So let’s work together to make Tullibody Civic Centre a success.