Assets available to local groups

OPPORTUNITIES were opening up for assets of council land and property to local groups in the drive to “localism”.

These are subject to certain qualifying status, said Coun Ian Cooper.

Groups are encouraged to organise, research and identify those opportunities that can be maximised for the benefit of the community at large.

“This is an exciting opportunity for community and voluntary groups to grasp the nettle and help shape our town for generations to come,” he said.

Coun Cooper was one of the council team who developed the idea, which has been taken up by other local authorities, and more details can be obtained from him.

He can be reached by telephoning 01706 812740 or by emailing