Community delivery

Community Delivery Toolkit

The Toolkit supports the design of a business case with useful forms in a step by step approach. 

Transfer Guide for Communities

Fact sheets

Finding a legal structure to suit your group

A brief guide to legal structures

Simple steps to writing constitutions

Our aim is to help more communities and community groups or town councils explore their options so we can sustain as many local services as possible – even if as a council we can no longer run them.

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The list below offers the suggested services that are open for transfer to a community, be that a Town or Community Council or community group. The services that can be transferred are not limited to this list as we are open to any suggestions that may come from a community based organisation.

Public toilets (although most are how leased to Town & Community Councils or community groups)

  • Grass cutting, within town/village boundary
  • Allotments
  • Hedge maintenance, within town/village boundary
  • Flowerbed maintenance, within town/village boundary
  • Community Transport
  • Playgrounds
  • Maintenance of sports pitches and open spaces
  • Maintenance of cemeteries
  • Contribution to the running of the libraries
  • Maintenance of our rights of way network
  • Street cleansing i.e. litter picking, emptying bins, weed spraying and road sweeping

There are also a number of assets that may be available to transfer within a Town or Village from the Council to the community. These assets might be:

  • Village halls & community centres
  • Council offices no longer in use
  • Woodlands

What is available will depend upon what council owned buildings reside within a Town or Village boundary and the council’s intentions for that property in the future.

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Community Delivery is well underway in many parts of the county where towns and communities are already running and helping to sustain services.

Community delivery is where communities take on the role of delivering a service or taking over and managing a public space or building that the council can no longer afford to run or maintain. Another phrase used is co-production.

We have produced a comprehensive toolkit to support Town and Community Councils and other organisations that seek to take on a service or building in their community.

The Transfer Guide for Communities has been designed to give support, information and advice on a range of subjects. The contents include suggestions on how to get funding nationally and by engaging the local community, key contacts, check lists and how to register an Expression of Interest with the council.

There are a number of case studies from across Wales of successful projects that will give inspiration to organisations who wish to follow these models of delivery.

The Toolkit will support the design of a business case with useful forms and details to follow in a step by step approach. This section of the guide will be available as a standalone booklet to fill out and use as many times as you wish.

List of Transfers

Asset/Service Organisation now responsible
Grounds maintenance and street cleansing Welshpool Town Council
Newtown Textile Museum CAT to a local community group The Montgomery Community Regeneration Association (MCRA)
Newtown Radio Hafren Siawns Teg Limited
Grounds Maintenance Llandrindod Wells Town Council
The Pavilion Llandrindod Wells Grand Pavilion Events Ltd
Daniel Protheroe Memorial Gardens Ystradgynlais Town Council
Brecon Bowling Club Brecon Bowling Club
Toilets at Lion Yard and Promenade Brecon Brecon Town Council
Trefnanney School Playing Fields Friends of Trefnanney Community Orchard
Land at Penycae CP School Tawe Uchaf Community Council
Coelbren Playground Site Tawe Uchaf Community Council
Open space land at Ynyscedwyn Ystradgynlais Town Council
Recreation ground at Wilsons Terrace Presteigne Town Council
Clatter Community Centre Clatter Community Centre Ltd
Land to east of Davies Street Tawe Uchaf Community Council
Erwood public conveniences Erwood Pit Stop Trust and Erwood Community Council
Trecastle Community Centre Llywell Community Council
Tirabad Community Centre Tirabad Village Hall Charitable Organisations
Multi use games area, Presteigne Presteigne Town Council
Talgarth King George V playing field Talgarth Town Council
Llandrindod Wells outdoor bowling greens Llandrindod Outdoor Bowls Club
Llidiartywaen Village Hall Llidiartywaen Community Centre Committee