In June, an application made by Blues Trust to list St. Andrew’s as an Asset of Community Value was submitted to Birmingham City Council under Localism Act 2011.
A decision on the submission had initially been expected by mid-August, in line with regulation 7 of the Act, requiring local authorities to decide whether a nomination should be included as an Asset of Community Value “within eight weeks of receiving the nomination”.
Last month, the Council requested further information in support of our nomination, issuing a two-week deadline in which to do so. Further evidence was submitted to the Council on September 27th, 2013, a day prior to the deadline set.
Although hopeful of a positive outcome, we want to show that as a Trust, we remain serious about listing St. Andrew’s as an Asset of Community Value.
Next week, we’ll be running a week-long social media campaign, aiming to highlight exactly why St. Andrew’s is and will continue to be one of Birmingham’s most important community assets now and for the foreseeable future.
Throughout the week, we will be posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the hash tag #BCFCACV – and this is where you can help out, by letting us know why you think St. Andrew’s should be listed as an ACV, with best posts collated and featured as part of a Storify board.
The Council has stated that a decision on our application will be made this month. As one of the Club’s remaining saleable assets, protecting the future of St. Andrew’s is vital. Together, we can all make a difference.