Community Asset Transfer

Plans for the community asset transfer of the former toilet block on Butler's Green are on the Brent Council website reference 18/0541. We are pleased that STRA was granted planning permission for change of use of this building to a pavilion, which will benefit our community, on 24 April 2018.  

 

We will use this page to keep you abreast of further developments. Watch this space!

 

What is community asset transfer?

 

Community Asset Transfer is the transfer of management and/or ownership of public land and buildings from its owner (usually a local authority) to a community organisation (such as a Development Trust, a Community Interest Company or a social enterprise) for less than market value – to achieve a local social, economic or environmental benefit.

 

Thousands of buildings and spaces across England, such as swimming pools, town halls, libraries and parks, have all been taken on and successfully managed by community organisations for the benefit of their local community.

There are several legal options for Community Asset Transfer, but most tend to be long term leasehold arrangements (25+ years at a ‘peppercorn’ rent) to enable external funding to be secured, although a shorter term might be more appropriate as a ‘stepping stone’ to a more substantial agreement in the future.

 

Join us!

Do you live in Sudbury? Are you passionate about improving the area? Guess what, so are we!

 

We've got regular meetings, plenty of social events and a burning desire to maintain everything that's great about Sudbury – and see what we can do to improve the not-so-great parts too.

 

Join STRA today and do as much or as little as you like.

  
Tel: 07840491142

E-mail: deputychair@stra.org.uk

 

Get involved!

Are you good at anything? Do you have skills we might need?

 

Seriously, anything at all!

 

Whatever skills or experience you have, we could use your help. We've got lots of ongoing campaigns, projects and ideas and we would simply love it if you got involved!

 

To find out more about getting involved, email info@stra.org.uk, with the subject heading "Get involved!", and briefly introduce yourself.

News

STRA Newsletter 

Our newsletter will recommence, in a digital format. We are working hard behind the scenes to make that happen sometime after our 2019 AGM.

 

SUDBURY & HARROW ROAD STATION and local train service

'Meet the Managers' at Marylebone.

Your chance to tell Chiltern Railways managers what you think - in person! Please check the Chiltern Railways website www.chilternrailways.co.uk for the next of these regular informal meetings.

Next Meeting 

For details of the next members meeting and a write up of our AGM click here. 

Social Media

STRA has two Facebook Pages, one for general STRA matters and one for events. Sudbury Town also has its own Facebook page.