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[…]

ACV Listing upheld by Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council have upheld their decision to list the Henry Jenkins as an Asset of Community Value following an internal review. The review of the council’s decision making process was carried out by the director of the Harrogate International Centre.  This follows a request for a review from the pub’s owner, David Fielder. Mr Read more about ACV Listing upheld by Harrogate Borough Council[…]

HJ Community Co-op recognised as “Prospective Bidder”

We are pleased to report that the Henry Jenkins Community Co-op has been officially recognised by Harrogate Borough Council as a properly constituted body and a prospective bidder. This triggers a six-month moratorium to allow time for a community bid to be prepared for the historic Henry Jenkins pub. During this period the owner is Read more about HJ Community Co-op recognised as “Prospective Bidder”[…]

Henry Jenkins listed as Asset of Community Value

The Henry Jenkins has FINALLY been listed as an Asset of Community Value by Harrogate Borough Council, following a sustained, high-profile campaign by the Save the Henry Jenkins group. This is a very significant development – and a decision that we believe was the right one given the overwhelming evidence pointing to the value of Read more about Henry Jenkins listed as Asset of Community Value[…]

Parish Council to reconsider stance over future of Henry Jenkins

Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council has agreed to reconsider its response to the nomination of the Henry Jenkins as an Asset of Community Value, following pressure from parishioners. The Parish Council, which in February supported the unsuccessful planning application for the pub’s demolition, drew up its draft response to the latest ACV nomination last week. This Read more about Parish Council to reconsider stance over future of Henry Jenkins[…]