What are community rights?
To make sure that you and your neighbours have the community that you aspire to, the government has given you legal powers through the Localism Act 2011 and new opportunities to preserve what you like and change what you don’t like about the city, town or village you live in. Whether you want to stop the local shop closing, get more homes built, or improve local public services, this quick and simple guide will point you in the right direction.
It also gives you just a few examples of the thousands of people, in hundreds of communities, who are already using their rights to make changes for the better in their area.
To find out more about community rights provided by the government:
The rights available to local communities: