Demolition or regeneration – what’s next for Newsome Mills?

Make the owners re-build the mills. It’s due to their dragging their feet over the regeneration of the mills for YEARS that this situation has arisen. RE-Build, and at their expense!

The Newsome Mills campaign

weaving sheds at Newsome Mills


“What’s next for Newsome Mills?”

Visit our display at the Growing Newsome event
Saturday 4th March 2017, open 10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Just over 100 days after the devastating fire at Newsome Mills, a three week public consultation period begins on Tuesday 28th February 2017 to gather responses to the owner’s plans for demolition of the mill. We’ve organised a special display in Newsome village on Saturday 4th March, which will offer advice and information to residents, along with ideas about how the current buildings could be regenerated.

Panorama Living Limited have applied for Listed Building Consent (application number 2017/90377) to demolish the entire ground floor of the mill and the weaving sheds at the corner of Hart Street. Along with the iconic clock tower, these structures formed the main building at Newsome Mills, and were designed and built…

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Tory MP says PIP should only go to ‘really disabled’ people, not those with anxiety ‘taking pills at home’

George Freeman, MP for Norfolk and chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board, has defended the government’s decision to subvert the judicial system, by disregarding the rulings of two …

Source: Tory MP says PIP should only go to ‘really disabled’ people, not those with anxiety ‘taking pills at home’

Tory MP says PIP should only go to ‘really disabled’ people, not those with anxiety ‘taking pills at home’

George Freeman, MP for Norfolk and chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board, has defended the government’s decision to subvert the judicial system, by disregarding the rulings of two …

Source: Tory MP says PIP should only go to ‘really disabled’ people, not those with anxiety ‘taking pills at home’

Potato varieties available in 2017

Growing Newsome

Apache potatoes Apache potatoes

If you’re going to grow some spuds this year, you might want to have a look at some of the 30 varieties of seed potato we’ll have available at our Seed Swap and Potato Day. There’s something for everyone, from old favourites to some more unusual varieties.

All our potatoes are £2 per dozen, pick and mix (or 20p each). You can choose just what you need – and you’ll be supporting our community activities at the same time.

Our full list of varieties:

Potato picker 2017 – full list of varieties (pdf)

or you might like to try one of our top five…


Our top five potato picks

Home Guard potatoesHome Guard is one of the eight heritage varieties that we have available this year. It was the main potato during World War II, being introduced in 1942 and promoted by the Home Guard. It has consistent high…

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