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Charities Act 2011

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298Transfer of property to parish or community council or its appointees

(1)This section applies where trustees hold any property—

(a)for the purposes of a public recreation ground, or of allotments (whether under inclosure Acts or otherwise), for the benefit of inhabitants of a parish having a parish council or (in Wales) community having a community council, or

(b)for other charitable purposes connected with such a parish or community;

and it applies to property held for any public purposes as it applies to property held for charitable purposes.

But it does not apply where trustees hold property for an ecclesiastical charity.

(2)The trustees may, with the approval of the Commission and with the consent of the parish or community council, transfer the property to—

(a)the parish or community council, or

(b)persons appointed by the parish or community council;

and the council or their appointees must hold the property on the same trusts and subject to the same conditions as the trustees did.

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