Inquiry into community assets
Purpose of the consultation
Terms of reference
The Local Government and Housing Committee is undertaking an inquiry into community assets, with specific focus on barriers and opportunities for communities to acquire built assets for community use. The Committee will explore how the statutory and policy framework encourages and supports the development of community assets for the benefit of communities. Issues to be considered include the following:
>>>Whether the current statutory and policy framework empowers communities in Wales to develop community assets;
>>>The extent the Community Asset Transfer scheme promotes and supports effective development of community assets;
>>>To explore barriers and challenges faced by communities in taking ownership of public or privately owned assets, including finance and support services;
>>>To discover what lessons can be learnt from beyond the Welsh border.
Invitation to contribute to the consultation
The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist in its consideration of the inquiry. It would be helpful if you could use the above terms of reference to frame your response.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 24 June 2022.
If you wish to respond to the Committee’s consultation, email an electronic copy of your submission to SeneddHousing@senedd.wales or send by post to:
Local Government and Housing Committee,
How we use your information
We will usually publish correspondence or written evidence on our website. If you have responded in a personal capacity, your name will be published along with your contribution, unless you have asked for your contribution to be anonymised. If you have responded in a professional capacity, the published version of your response will include your name, your job title/role, if relevant, and the name of your organisation.
Before accepting contributions from individuals under 13 years old, we require authorisation from the young person’s parent or guardian. This may be provided in the form of an email from the young person’s parent or guardian. We will not publish the names of individuals under 18 years old alongside their contributions.
Providing Written Evidence
The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.
Disclosure of information
Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Local Government and Housing Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565