Sports: Clubs

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the Assets of Community Value Regulations 2012 in protecting local sports clubs.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government sport strategy, Sporting Future makes clear that local sports clubs are essential to the provision of sport and recreational activities in England. Local authorities publish updated information on the provisions of Assets of Community Value (ACVs) designed to protect sports clubs among other assets.

Out of a total of 2,767 ACVs that were listed, 155 (or 6%) were sports ACVs. Football was the most listed ACV sport with just over 25% linked to football clubs.

Guidance on how to make best use of the Assets of Community Value regulations for community sports clubs and on how to register is available on Sport England's website.

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