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Assets of Community Value

An Asset of Community Value is defined as: A building or other land is an asset of community value if its main use has recently been or is presently used to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and could do so in the future.

Council Nominations

Three buildings – St Mary the Virgin Church, Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School and The Junction – were initially registered as Assets of Community Value by the Council in 2015, as part of the Clapham Neighbourhood Development Plan.  However, these listings expired at the end of July 2020 although, in recognition of the current situation, Arun District Council (ADC) has reassured the Council that their systems have been flagged to indicate that the Parish Council has now re-nominated the assets and ADC has held back from removing the restriction at the Land Registry for now.

In order to re-register these assets, the supporting evidence now needs to be much stronger; numerous parishioners have provided invaluable additional information. The Council submitted the re-nominations in September 2020 and is now awaiting the outcome.

Update 12/6/21 – Whilst a decision was due by 9 June 2021, Arun District Council have now advised that the outcome has been delayed for a further 2 weeks.

Further update sought 20/7/21

Clapham John (the Donkey Adopted By Patrons Of The Junction) Helping Out At The Church During Village Carol Singing.
St Mary the Virgin
St Mary the Virgin Church in Clapham - external view