Newham

Community Right to Bid

You can use the Community Right to Bid to put a hold on the sale of buildings and land that you think benefit your community, to give you time to put together a bid to buy them.

On this page you can find out how to nominate a building or land to be listed on the register and what that means for a building.​​

​What is Community Right to Bid?

The Community Right to bid gives members of the local community the right to nominate buildings and land (assets) that you think are important to your community for listing on the Register of Assets of Community Value.

The right came into force in September 2012 as part of the Localism Act 2011.

These buildings can be publicly or privately owned.

If a building or land on the register comes up for sale or for a lease of at least 25 years, you have up to six weeks to say whether or not you will bid for it and up to six months to prepare the bid to buy or lease it.

The owner does not have to sell the building or land to the community but you will be allowed time to put together a bid to buy it on the open market.
 
 

Qualifying as an asset of community value

 
A building or land can be listed as an asset of community value if it:
  • is currently being used, or was used in the last five years for activities which improve the social wellbeing and interests of the local community
  • will continue to be used for at least the next five years for activities which improve the social wellbeing and interests of the local community.
It could be your local:
  • pub
  • shop
  • library
  • community centre
  • sports centre
  • playing field.

The Register of Assets of Community Value

 
A building or land will stay on our Register of Assets of Community Value for five years. We publish this list on this page, along with the list of unsuccessful nominations.
 

Successful nominations

​Asset name Date of nomination​ Date of decision​ Reason for listing​
​Upton Centre, Claude Road, Upton Park, E13 0QB ​03/02/2015 ​26/03/2015 ​This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.
​Christendom House, 383 Barking Road, Plaistow, E13 8AL ​30/10/2014 10/07/2015​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.
​The Abbey Arms Hotel, 384 Barking Road, E13 8HL 10/07/2015​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​Queen's Market, Green Street, Upton Park London E13 ​26/11/2013 25/08/2015​ ​This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.
​The Earl of Essex Public House, 616 Romford Road, London, E12 5AF
​19/08/2015 01/03/2016​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​The Abbey Arms Public House, 384 Barking Road, Plaistow, E13 8HL ​10/02/2016 01/03/2016​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​Carpenters Primary School, Friendship Way, Stratford, E15 2JQ
​07/01/2016 07/04/2016​ This asset has served to further the wellbeing​ and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.
​Carpenters' and Docklands Community Centre, 98 Gibbins Road, Stratford, London E15 2HU ​07/01/2016 07/04/2016​ This asset has served to further the wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​Local open space, Carpenters Estate 17/02/2016​ 06/06/2016​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​Carpenters Arms Public House, Carpenters Road, Stratford, London E15 2JH
07/01/2016​ 28/06/2016​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.​
​The Old Spotted Dog Ground, 212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, E7 19/01/2017​ ​24/05/2017 ​This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act.
​The Community Centre, garages and carpark 17 Doran Walk, London, E15 2JL 04/02/2016​ 06/06/17​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community​, as required by the Act.
24 - 26 Doran Walk, Stratford E15​ 04/02/2016​ 06/06/17​ This asset has served to further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community, as required by the Act​

Unsuccessful nomination

​Asset name
Date of nomination​ Date of decision​ ​Reason for not listing
​Maud Street Car Park, Canning Town, E16 15/12/2014​ 09/03/2015​ ​The use of the site, as a car park, being its actual use in the recent past, has not furthered the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community as required by the Act; the use of the site (as a car park) was available to the public generally and not just to those in the local community.
​The Boleyn Tavern
Public House,
1 Barking Road, London, E6 1PW
19/08/2015​ 12/08/2016​ ​Removed from the successful community nominations list under review of Assets of Community Value Listing.
​The Boleyn Tavern Public House,
1 Barking Road, London, E6 1PW
​23/08/2016 18/10/2016​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.​
​The Denmark Arms, 381 Barking Road, London E6 1LA
​08/04/2016 12/10/2016​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.​
​386 Barking Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8HL ​07/12/2016 The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act. ​
​The Victoria Tavern, 28 High Street, Plaistow, London, E13 0AJ ​01/02/2017 22/05/2017​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.​
​Denmark Arms, 381 Barking Road E6 1LA 30/11/2016​ ​22/05/2017 The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.
​The Black Lion Public House, High Street, Plaistow, London E13 0AD ​12/08/2016 22/05/2017​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.
​Central Hotel, 150 Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 3BD ​01/02/2017 25/05/2017​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.
​The Boleyn Tavern Public House, 1 Barking Road, London, E6 1PW 30/11/2016​ 25/05/2017​ The nominator did not satisfy the criteria, as required by the Act.
 
 
 
 

Nominate a building or land as an asset of  community value

Who can nominate

You can nominate a building or land to be listed as an asset of community value if you are a voluntary or community organisation with a local connection.

Your organisation could be a:
  • body designated as a neighbourhood forum
  • parish council
  • unincorporated group with at least 21 members on the Newham electoral register, that doesn’t distribute any surplus it makes to its members
  • a charity
  • company limited by guarantee that doesn’t distribute any surplus to members
  • industrial or provident society that doesn’t distribute any surplus to members
  • community interest company.

Evidence you must provide

You must provide:

  • evidence to show that your organisation meets the definition of a community nominator as set out in the regulations, such as
    • Articles of Association
    • Constitutions
    • Terms of Reference
    • Governance documents
  • evidence to show that you have the right to apply on behalf of the organisation, such as minutes of the meeting where it was agreed that you would make the nomination 
  • evidence to show your organisation’s local connection to Newham, such as a map or document.

If you are an unincorporated group you must also include a list of 21 members names on the Newham’s electoral register.

Nominate land or a building

You can get help and advice with your nomination from the My Community website.
 

Deciding whether a building or land is an asset of community value

We will look at your nomination to see whether the building or land qualifies to be listed as an asset of community value.
 
We will decide whether to list it and write to you to tell you what our decision is, no more than eight weeks after we have received your nomination form.
 
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