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Updates for our continual campaign to save the Henry Jenkins by community ownership and refusbish it to be the village centre Pub it deserves to be.

Parish Council accepts most people now support plans for HJ regeneration

The Henry Jenkins: It could be a great community asset again In a significant decision, Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council has this week accepted that the majority villagers support plans for the regeneration of the Henry Jenkins. At a packed public meeting on Tuesday – called to discuss the future of the Henry Jenkins – the Parish Council raised  Read more about Parish Council accepts most people now support plans for HJ regeneration[…]

Plans to break up Henry Jenkins pub resubmitted

Plans to convert part of the historic Henry Jenkins Inn to housing have been resubmitted – in another attempt to sidestep planning controls designed to protect community facilities.  In June an application to downgrade part of the pub – including the restaurant area, part of the lounge bar,  landlord’s living quarters above and most of the car park Read more about Plans to break up Henry Jenkins pub resubmitted[…]

Plan to convert part of Henry Jenkins to housing rejected

Plans to downgrade part of the historic Henry Jenkins Inn to residential have been refused following more than 60 objections. Only three people supported the application … and one of those was David Fielder, the Goole-based property developer who bought the property in 2012 – and who has since allowed the property to fall into a dilapidated state. Read more about Plan to convert part of Henry Jenkins to housing rejected[…]

Parish Council declines to review Policy on Henry Jenkins

Parish Council members have resisted calls to carry out a policy review  – following fierce criticism of their past support for plans for the demolition on of the Henry Jenkins. More than 20 parishioners attended a heated meeting of Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council on Monday – the first to be called since last week’s decision Read more about Parish Council declines to review Policy on Henry Jenkins[…]

Strong Support for Community Buyout

We’re pleased to report that the interim results of an Opinion Survey being carried out across Kirkby, Laverton and Dallowgill suggest that a large majority of residents support plans for the community purchase of the Henry Jenkins.* We’ve received further encouragement from the generosity of villagers who’ve said they would be prepared to buy community shares: So Read more about Strong Support for Community Buyout[…]

Appeal against refusal of plans to demolish Jenks

An appeal hearing was held on Wednesday (February 31st) to hear evidence for and against an appeal by David Fielder against refusal of planning permission for the demolition of the Henry Jenkins and redevelopment of the site with housing. Mr Fielder contended that Harrogate Borough Council Planning Committee’s decision to refuse his application was wrong Read more about Appeal against refusal of plans to demolish Jenks[…]

Misleading Information posted on Henry Jenkins building – clarification

    Misleading information about the future of the Henry Jenkins has been posted on the front windows of the building by the owner, David Fielder. The true situation is outlined below: The Plunkett Foundation  This is the Government-backed charity that hands out grants and provides expert advice for community buyouts. It is suggested by Read more about Misleading Information posted on Henry Jenkins building – clarification[…]