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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.

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[…]

Inspirational! Local Community-owned Pubs show the Way Forward

A group of Save the Henry Jenkins campaign supporters recently completed a fact-finding tour of two local community-owned pubs – the award-winning George & Dragon at Hudswell, near Richmond, and the equally impressive Foresters Arms at Carlton-in-Coverdale . Both pubs were in danger of closing down for good. Both have been saved and refurbished as Read more about Inspirational! Local Community-owned Pubs show the Way Forward[…]

Henry Jenkins Community Share Ownership Investigation

The Save the Henry Jenkins Group is launching a investigation into the Community Ownership option for the Henry Jenkins. The growing number of successful community owned Pubs (over 50) and community owned village shops (over 300) in the UK , show the viability of the community ownership option. There is also specific government and social Read more about Henry Jenkins Community Share Ownership Investigation[…]

Henry Jenkins subject of investigation by Yorkshire Post

The case of the Henry Jenkins – and Harrogate Borough Council’s decision not to protect it as an Asset of Community Value – was the subject of a major investigation in Saturday’s Yorkshire Post. Under the front page splash headline “Communities being stripped of assets…” the paper reports that up to three quarters of bids Read more about Henry Jenkins subject of investigation by Yorkshire Post[…]