Community-led spaces


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Inside you will find

  • A clear and comprehensive guide to the issues involved when taking on the ownership and management of public spaces
  • The findings from a range of related case studies from across England

This will interest

  • Community groups
  • Public bodies considering transferring their spaces

People want a greater say in how their local parks and public spaces are managed and, as budgets tighten, local authorities want to maximise the help that communities can offer.

However, transferring the ownership and management of public space from local authorities to community groups can be a complicated and confusing process.  

This guide from the Cabe team at the Design Council outlines the issues and offers advice based on real case studies from across England. 


For more information please contact:

Brian Quinn, 2007-19 Lead Advisor, Cities Programme

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