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Transfer window opens for local communities - Tuesday 22 May 2007

Local Government Minister Phil Woolas has announced a six point action plan today to give people greater control over how key assets in their communities are run - from disused swimming baths to pubs and community centres.

The Opening the Transfer Window implementation plan challenges councils to maximise the transfer of public assets to communities in order to make services more responsive and create more confident empowered communities with greater civic spirit. It comes in response to a major report by Barry Quirk, Chief Executive of Lewisham Council last week.

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