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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.

Michelin Two Star Chef who wanted to buy Henry Jenkins was told: It’s not for sale!

It’s been revealed that a top chef – interested in buying and refurbishing the Henry Jenkins as an upmarket pub and restaurant – was sent away and told: “It’s sold.” Information has come to light that a chef with 12 years’ experience at a renowned Michelin Two Star restaurant in West Yorkshire made several visits Read more about Michelin Two Star Chef who wanted to buy Henry Jenkins was told: It’s not for sale![…]

Henry Jenkins put forward as “Asset of Community Value”

The Henry Jenkins has this week been put forward as an “Asset of Community Value.” If accepted, this would prevent the owner from selling it until community groups have been given the chance to put together a bid. If Harrogate Borough Council decide the criteria have been met, they will list the Henry Jenkins as Read more about Henry Jenkins put forward as “Asset of Community Value”[…]

More than 50 objections lodged against Planning Application

More than 50 people have so far lodged formal objections to plans for the demolition of the Henry Jenkins and redevelopment of the site with housing. To help raise public awareness, volunteers have this week begun distributing leaflets to hundreds of households in and around Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill. Residents are being urged to Read more about More than 50 objections lodged against Planning Application[…]

Petition Launched

A petition has been launched calling on Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee to refuse permission for the demolition of the historic Henry Jenkins building. Volunteers have begun collecting signatures and Tim at Highside Butchers has agreed to display the petition at his shop. Anyone signing the petition is also being encouraged to make a separate Read more about Petition Launched[…]

Planning now by committee, not planning officers

Following renewed interest in this matter and lobbying of Council representative by Richard Sadler, this matter will now be decided by the planning committee and not by planning officers under delegated powers. This means it is being taken more seriously. Well done! Currently the decision on the development application is to be made on 25th Read more about Planning now by committee, not planning officers[…]