The Place Station: Transform your local area
The Place Station introduces owners of land and buildings across the UK to people or local community groups with ideas for transforming their local area. The Place Station allows users to:
· Search for land and buildings
· Add a place you'd like to see owned and managed by the community
· Add an idea for transforming local services
· Propose new uses for available land and buildings
· Establish community support to aid the prioritisation of assets of community value on formal lists held by local authorities
· Comment on and offer to support an idea or proposal for a place
To find out more visit www.theplacestation.org.uk
The Building Calculator
This is a professional tool that helps you understand and plan ahead for the costs of taking over a community building. Using up-to-date building data it helps you assess the future maintenance, repair and operating costs of a building you may be considering taking on. You can try it for free, although using their full services costs from £150 to £350.
To find out more visit www.buildingcalculator.org.uk
How To Pop Up: Make use of an empty/underused space
Want to know how to plan and manage a pop up, how to recycle an empty shop or how to reuse an underused space? The How To Pop Up wiki is a detailed website providing all the information you need to help kick start your own project. It covers everything from how to write a plan, to how to find funding for your project.
To find out more visit www.howtopopup.co.uk
Community-led spaces: a guide for local authorities and community groups
This easy to read guide is designed to provide information for local community groups on the transferring of ownership and management of public space from local authorities to local community groups. The guide provides a detailed introduction to the issues involved based on a range of case studies from across England.
To find out more visit www.cabe.org.uk/publications/community-led-spaces