Peterborough Asset Transfer Strategy Approved!

November 8, 2013

The Leader of Peterborough City Council Marco Cereste attended an Asset Transfer meeting hosted by Can Do Communities 7/11/13 and calmedĀ  any fears that the council might not be fully committed to their recently approved Asset Transfer Strategy. Whilst admitting their was not a great deal of funding available to the council to invest in the 6 former play centres Mr Cereste did make it clear that PCC are committed to carrying on working with Can Do Communities and the groups in question exploring the feasibility of taking over the centres from the council mostly on long term leases.

Currently CDC have assisted 5 Community groups in Peterborough in gaining much needed pre feasibility funding of up to 10k each to help them write Business Plans and explore income generation opportunities for the centres.

Can Do Communities as a company have an experienced team of Community Development professionals, Surveyors, Charity Solicitors based around the UK that are paid through the Government funding scheme ‘Community Ownership’ a 30 Million Pounds scheme running through to end of 2015


If any community group would like freeĀ assistance from Can Do Communities in exploring taking over a former local authority owned building then please call 01733 200906 with any enquiries.



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