Bramley ‘Local’ – online pub night discusses loos, community radio and summer activities

The toilets in Bramley have been closed for many years.

Bramley residents raised a glass at an online monthly community pub night – and discussed community issues at the same time.

The monthly informal event – called The Local – is run by the Barley Community Society, a group which has developed from the Barley Mow Supporters group.

Members had originally hoped to take the Barley Mow Pub in Bramley into community ownership prior to it being bought by a private landlord last year.

At The Local, attendees discussed what community activities people could do on the streets of Bramley this summer to lift people’s spirits and connect people together while we’re distanced.

The Barley Community Society would love to hear any ideas people may have.

Attendees also discussed the possibility of a community radio station being set up in Bramley, perhaps in the form of a podcast to begin with.

One of the society’s founder members, John Battle, is also looking to collect people’s positive lockdown stories and photographs for possible sharing.

WLD editor John Baron also spoke about the plans to demolish the public toilets next to Bramley Bus Station and sell the land it’s on.

It sparked conversations about the loos – and that especially now while shops are shut and people are out taking exercise, that there’s a need to access them. Should Bramley have better bogs? Should Bramley try to take over and improve the bus station bogs? What would you like to see on the site where these toilets are?

More details about the Barley Community Society here.

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