On 30 July, IncredibleEdible Mytholm came out of its lengthy hibernation to hold its delayed Annual General Meeting and elect a new Steering Group.
Please consider signing Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition (Scroll down the page a bit to find it.) The petition calls on Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse a developer’s retail impact assessment statement, about the effects on the town of a hypothetical supermarket, and the related supermarket and hotel planning application.
The retail impact assessment statement makes it clear that no supermarket is associated with the planning application or is interested in locating on the site on King St, Hebden Bridge. So this is a speculative planning application aimed at whacking up the sale price of the site. It’s not aimed at creating a handy alternative to the Coop for Hebden’s discontented shoppers.
Growing Futures Field Day went with a swing, thanks to over 180 members of the public and local politicians who came to enjoy some food for thought – as well as wild foraged soup and pancakes cooked up in the courtyard by Flood Angels, and a variety of yummy bread from the Bakehouse.
Members of the public welcomed Incredible Edible Mytholm’s ideas for Growing Futures -a community-owned, fair, sustainable food business on the Mytholm Works site. A number of Hebden Royd and Calderdale Councillors also came along to find out more, and expressed interest and support.
Here’s Nick’s back-of-the-envelope visualisation of how the Growing Futures 5-in-1 business model could work.
Some of the writing’s a bit faint, but you can get the gist of it.
Please note change of venue – now in Hebden Bridge Town Hall! Continue reading
One of the interesting things about working on IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s Growing Futures project is the way that people keep coming up with useful ideas.
Most town centre businesses who responded to a Hebden Bridge Retailers’ survey take a positive view of IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s proposed Growing Futures sustainable, community-owned food business on the Mytholm Works site. Comments from town centre businesses include, “Looks great,” “ A fantastic idea, especially the hotel that will attract more visitors,” “…a visitor centre would help focus the interest..,” “Excellent stuff, much preferable to the supermarket/hotel proposal.” “Brilliant!” Continue reading
IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s Growing Futures Field Day
Easter Saturday, March 30th
Midday to 5pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Waterside Hall & Courtyard)
Fancy a Spring celebration? (Spring? Yes, it has to come soon!)
Then come along to Hebden Bridge Town Hall (please note new venue) for the launch of IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s exciting ideas for a community-owned, sustainable food business on the brownfield Mytholm Works site. We are calling this proposed business Growing Futures.
Incredible Edible Mytholm’s NIck Green has just emailed a new set of site plans and drawings for the cooperative Growing Futures project which IEM is planning. Incredible Edible Mytholm hopes you will let them know what you think – please use the reply box at the bottom of this post, or the contact form.