In the loop – restorative industries and services

Incredible Edible Mytholm had a stall last Saturday in St George’s Square, to chat to people about our proposals for an eco-attraction on Browns Field/Mytholm Works brownfield site. We carried out some market research, to find out if people would visit the eco attraction, and collected signatures in support of the project.
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Upper Calder Valley savers create positive investment hotspot

Time was, the proverb went “Where there’s muck, there’s brass.”

But now Calderdale is part of a West Yorkshire hotspot for positive investors – people who invest their savings in businesses that create positive social and environmental results, as well as making money.

This information is included in Positive Investing in the United Kingdom, a report by Ethex, the UK’s first online exchange for positive investments.

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Incredible Edible Mytholm’s presentation to Hebden Bridge Partnership

This is the gist of Incredible Edible Mytholm’s 3 minute presentation at the Hebden Bridge Partnership AGM this evening (10th October).

HOW DID IEM COME ABOUT?

IEM came out of people talking about what the best use of the Mytholm Works designated employment site might be, for Hebden Bridge and the whole  Upper Calder Valley.
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Unanimous vote for Incredible Edible Mytholm’s business plan

Incredible Edible Mytholm (IEM) Members voted yesterday on proposals from the management committee, worked up over the summer thanks to financial support from the Plunkett Foundation and the Community Fund For Calderdale.

Members voted unanimously to give their broad endorsement to the outline business plan, as presented, and to endorse the establishment of Green Food Adventures as a community benefit society, with a development trust as an add-on feature of the society.
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Anyone know what kind of this tree is?

Can anyone tell me what this tree is called (not as in, Ella or Alfred, but its tree name).

In July I wandered round the Mytholm Works site and took several photos of it, so that I could identify its name from my tree book. But I didn’t manage to identify it. It has many trunks, if that’s any help.
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Reject speculative planning application’s retail impact statement!

The former Mytholm Works site is too important to be kicked around in a speculative planning application aimed solely at increasing the site owners’ profits by driving up the value of the land.

This is what Incredible Edible Mytholm has said in its objection to Belmont Homes’ retail impact statement (and its revisions) that estimates the effects a supermarket on King Street would have on local businesses.

Except no supermarket wants to open on King Street. The would-be developer’s retail impact statement confesses that no supermarket is associated with the planning application.
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Retail impact statement for proposed Mytholm Works supermarket now on Calderdale Planning website

The Belmont Homes retail impact statement went up on the Calderdale Council planning website on Friday 12th July. Predictably, the statement claims that the proposed supermarket would not damage the vitality and viability of Hebden Bridge, or the areas of Halifax and Todmorden where the proposed supermarket would draw trade from.

No supermarket intends to set up on the site

Because so far no supermarket wants to be involved in the development, the retail impact statement is based on 2 different scenarios. One is for the impact of a “Top 5″ supermarket on Hebden Bridge town centre shops, and the other for a discount supermarket, like Aldi or Lidl. Continue reading

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IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s comments on HB Partnership Draft Action Plan – 2020: A better place for all

The IEM Management Committee recently sent Hebden Bridge Partnership its considered collective comments on the Partnership’s Draft Action Plan for the town. The comments are posted below.

Now that the deadline for comments has closed, the Partnership has put a summary of all the responses on its website.

IEM looks forward to attending the Partnership’s 8th July meeting, where the Partnership will review and discuss all the comments it has received on the draft Action Plan. The meeting is open to all members of the public and all HB organisations.

Here are IEM’s comments.
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Feral: the pathetic fallacy, but not as we know it

Midway along his life’s path, George Monbiot found himself on a dreary moor with no track to show him the way.

Lacking a poet ghost to guide him on the necessary descent into the circles of hell, through purgatory and on to paradise, Monbiot’s new book Feral conjures an Edenic fantasy of re-forested uplands, prowled by wolves, beavers and other top predators. In his dreams, he has banished the pesky sheep and hill farmers who between them have degraded this once and future biodiverse ecosystem.
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