Community Asset Transfer
As part of the Localism Act, Milton Keynes Council seeks to put more control of local assets and services “into the hands of our local communities”.
The Town Council has registered an interest in some of the assets within our area as follows:
George Street Community Centre, Fenny Stratford: We have submitted a stage 1 application which has the full support of the current management committee for this centre
Fenny Stratford Chapel: A stage 1 application has been submitted for this property which has lain dormant for numerous years.
Duncombe Street Community House: Our application for this asset has progressed to Stage 2 process
Bletchley Library: We have submitted a Stage 1 application for this asset
Although BFSTC has submitted applications for the above assets there is no guarantee that we will be successful or ultimately manage these buildings. At any stage, the Town Council may with draw its application or indeed MK Council may determine that BFSTC is not the most appropriate organisation for this asset. We will respect the decision of Milton Keynes Council and ultimately will only take on an asset where we believe it is in the best interests of the community to do so.
There are clearly a number of things to be taken into account before an asset is transferred including financial and resourcing viability. Before the Town Council takes over any of these assets full risk and viability assessments will be undertaken to consider the community worth, value and cost to the Town Council and importantly to the community.