In 2010/11 we undertook a comprehensive review of our assets and held seminars with local groups and Town & Community Councils in various areas of the County. There has subsequently been an ongoing rationalisation programme. As part of this process, we have identified buildings and land holdings which are currently or potentially surplus.
Through discussion with various organisations we are also aware of properties that could be run and managed by community groups, Town and Community Councils and other local groups.
Those assets which have been, and will in the future be identified as surplus to our requirements, will continue to be disposed of in accordance with existing policies, which are described in the next Section.
Given financial pressures on the public sector it is anticipated that a number of non-statutory services will need to be delivered in different ways and it is expected that the delivery of these services by community based organisations (and the assets necessary to deliver those services) will play a significant role in reducing future costs.