‘WLCC offers an Asset Management service, be it a Community Asset Transfer via the Local Authority, or purchasing Privately owned land to ensure it is kept within the community for employment creation and health and wellbeing. WLCC will ensure that Assets are kept within Community Ownership and are offering services of need to the local community’
Creating a Community Wealth Building model for the borough of Wigan through transfer of assets for Community Business and Social Enterprise.
As Abram Ward CC, we have worked imaginatively with the local authority to look at alternative and innovative ways of providing some of our community based services - combining the ‘soft’ assets community groups bring in terms of knowledge, skills and volunteer time, and the ‘hard’ assets the Council can offer, from buildings and playing fields to bowling greens.
The Platt Bridge Community Zone is a vivid example of this collaboration. WLCC will build on that experience to give a new lease of life to vital local facilities, using our ability to access funding and resources not available to the Council to enable us to invest and improve the offer to local people.