Community Assets in 2011

The current environment of public sector cuts, public service transformation and the Big Society has shone a spotlight on the opportunities afforded by transferring assets into community ownership. The Asset Transfer Unit has responded to this emerging challenge by offering support around a whole range of different asset types. Swimming Pools Heritage Assets Libraries

Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham – Key Lessons – Karen Cheney

Karen Cheney has been the co-ordinator of  the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme as part of her job as Senior Manager – Community Empowerment Projects Lead in the Neighbourhood and Communities Team of Birmingham City Council – Constituency Services… this is what she’s learned: We did it! We’ve come a long way very quickly, but it’s […]

Helping Communities to Develop Assets- Asset Transfer Unit

For the past four years the Development Trusts Association has been delivering a programme for CLG called Advancing Assets for Communities. We’ve been working closely with local authorities and community organisations to help pilot transfers to happen, and to develop tools and support for all those involved. The ATU was established to help support and promote […]

Asset Transfer in the West Midlands

As part of the Every Voice Counts community empowerment programme, the Development Trusts Association and the Asset Transfer Unit, with support from Community Matters have been doing some work to find out about opportunities for Asset Transfer in the West Midlands. I’m going to use this site to update you on what we’ve found so […]

Stevie Prior, Director of Norton Hall, on Community Asset Transfer

Interview at the Norton hall open day on July 11th 2010, Stevie Prior is the Norton Hall director who’s been involved in much of the negotiation over Community Asset Transfer. Here’s a sumary of her thoughts.. “Delighted to have got to this stage,  it’s been an “interesting process” and  very useful “learning curve” there has […]

Paul Slatter, Director of Chamberlain Forum

Paul Slatter is the director of Chamberlain forum and has been involved  in a number of ways to  bring the parties together. Facilitating sessions and using a technique called structured dialogue method, which as the name suggests is a structured way of approaching a dialogue between 2 sides of an issue. For more information on […]

Nick Booth from Podnosh talks about his role as facilitator on the Community Asset Transfer programme

Nick Booth from Podnosh talks about his role as facilitator on the Community Asset Transfer programme. Nick was asked to start this website to capture the story of the community asset transfer transfer programme and  record the learning journey of both officers and community activists involved. [podcast]http://communityasset.podnosh.com/files/2010/07/Nick-Booth-Communityasset.mp3[/podcast] His expectations of simply providing a place for […]

Perry Common Community Hall Re-opens

Above are a few photos from yesterday’s open of the the newly refurbished and Community Asset Transferred Perry Common Community Hall. We also have some video which we’ll share as soon as we’ve done some work on it. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon following on from a good 9 months of building and two years of other […]