The wet and windy design meeting

dec. '18
Marianne kicked off our time together with an overview of the Design and Development Process, giving us a sense of the provisional timescale that’s being looked at for making everything happen and where our meetings sit within all that.
As things currently stand our input, and the information gathered through the rest of the community consultation, should lead to the submission of a planning permission application in March, and as long as that’s granted, once the specifics have been finalised, we could be looking at a year or so for the construction work to take place.
Of course, wise words about best laid plans come to mind; money needs to be found and funding deadlines factored in to all this, plus there’ll inevitably be surprises, shocks and frustration along the way. Nevertheless, the hope is that there’ll be handover to the tenants at some point in 2020.
All of which means that we should be looking at a radically different high street in less than two years!

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Bradley's guide to sanding and finishing a floor

dec. '17
So, you want to make your floorboards a nice feature in your house and ditch the carpets? Well, this is how you do it.

1. Remove any nails that are sticking up out the flooring with a nail punch to stop the sandpaper from tearing whilst using the drum sander.
2. Remove all debris from the floor.
3. Use various levels of grit on the sandpaper, 24, 36, 40 and 80, and sand against the grain. Use floor and edge sanders.
4. Hoover in between each different grade of grit to pick up debris and sawdust.
5. Apply your first coat of varnish.
6. Apply varnish coat number 2.
7. Using a 450 grit sandpaper, sand the floor in the direction of the grain.
8. Use a damp rag to wipe excess dust off the floor.
9. Apply the final coat of varnish to the floor.
10. Stand back and admire your handy work.

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Bradley's guide to making a table

dec. '17
What you need:

- Table saw
- 1 sheet of 9mm ply
- 1 sheet of 12mm ply
- 1 sheet of 18mm ply
- Rollers
- PVA glue
- 10 sash clamps
- 40/80/120/240 grit sanding paper
- Orbital sander
- Planer
- Skill saw
- Square straight edge
- Clear yacht varnish
- Paintbrushes
- 4 hairpin legs (bought)
- 20 screws
- Wooden drill bit
- Drill
- Copper spraypaint

What to do:

* Using the table saw, rip down the ply into 55mm rips.
* Decide a pattern you want to place the different thicknesses of ply in to
* Dry fit the pieces and make sure its the size you want your table
* Set up a tray of PVA glue and a roller
* Set up half of the clamps with equal spaces.
* Glue the inside side of the rips
* Place them in the clamps and push together, be quick before the glue drys
* In the spaces in between the clamps, place the remaining clamps on the top side of the wood.
* Leave the table in the clamps for approximately 12-24 hours.
* Take the table out the clamps and plane it until it is flat
* Sand the table with the orbital sander starting with 40 grit then 60 and then 80, always going with the grain.
* Brush off excess dust in between each grit
* Set up a straight edge across the end of the table.
* Using the skill saw cut a straight edge across the both ends
* Go over the table and the sharp points with a sanding block and the 240 grit.
* Brush off excess dust and your ready to varnish
* Take your table in a dust free room and apply 1st coat of clear yacht varnish.
* The dry time is 2-4 hours before reapplying another coat.
* De-nib with the 240 grit in between coats.
* Apply approx 4 coats, depending on how you want the finish
* Spray the hairpin legs with the copper spray paint in a well ventilated space.
* Measure the same distance from each corner and pilot drill holes for the fixings for the legs
* Once the legs are on. The table is done! (This applies if you’ve pre-bought legs which we did).

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Let’s talk about Oakfield Terrace

feb. '19
Drop into our new headquarters at 189 Oakfield Road (three doors down from the bakery) and let us know what you think of the plans for the terrace next to the bakery.
Pop in and say hello over the next four weeks on Thursdays 3-6pm, Fridays 10am - 1pm

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Vacancy for counter assistants at Homebaked Bakery!

jul. '18
We are looking for two new people to join our team. One role is guaranteed 8 hours a week predominantly Saturdays, the second role is guaranteed 16 hours predominantly Thursdays and Fridays. We are looking for someone who is local, flexible and looking to grow with us and who shares our cooperative approach and values. Relevant hospitality experience is desirable. We pay £ 8 per hour.

If you would like to apply, please leave your name, contact and a CV in the shop at 197 Oakfield Rd or e-mail your CV & covering letter to hello@homebaked.org.uk by Friday, 20th July.

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Become a tenant with Homebaked Community Land Trust!

mar. '18
Beautiful room in high spec shared flat, just opposite Liverpool Football Club and above a bakery and cafe!

Homebaked Community Land Trust is looking for four tenants for our first four bedroom shared apartment. It’s newly refurbished to a very high standard, furnished with a modern and stylish feel. In addition to 4 double bedrooms, there are a number of shared rooms

· kitchen/diner

· living room

· utility room/store (with washing machine and dryer)

· 2 bath/shower rooms

· Snug/study

Rent is £ 200 per month, plus an additional service charge for utilities. DSS accepted.

The apartment is located above the award winning Homebaked Cooperative Bakery, opposite Liverpool football club, with excellent public transport connections to the City Centre, and in walking distance of two fantastic parks – Stanley Park and Everton Park.

The landlord is Homebaked Community Land Trust, a community organisation set up and run by local people to develop and manage homes and other assets.

We welcome applications from individuals and or groups. Click below to download application form.

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Putting the Home in Homebaked - Open House Event

jan. '18
We are very proud and happy to announce that following many months of planning, sweat, dust and creativity the flat above Homebaked bakery is nearly ready for the first tenants to move in. Before they do we would love you to come and visit, have a tour and celebrate with us.

Please join us on Saturday, 27th of January, 2018 between 12noon and 2pm at 197a Oakfield Rd, L4 0UF.

We will offer refreshments.

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The GRAND OPENING of HOMESQUARE

oct. '17
We would love to celebrate the opening of HOMESQUARE - a public square built with love for everyone who visits our high street - with you!

Sunday, 29th, 2-6pm. Official ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm.

There will be lovely food, chats and games, family workshops building bird houses and planters, back alley bowling, face painting, planting activities, time to meet and chat and (for the ones who dare and care) sing some KARAOKE!

Please join in and invite friends and family.

After a busy and eventful summer the Homebaked CLT trainees have finished their work on the public square next to our block. We have called it Homesquare (or alternatively Hometurf!). It is a place for locals and visitors to stop and enjoy a little oasis of nature, calm and company right on our high street. It will also be a venue for any workshops and activities that you would like to use it for in the future.

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Free workshop series: Knitting and crocheting with recycled materials

oct. '17
Homebaked and Collective/North West Design Work offer free places on a workshop series making beautiful objects, such as hanging chairs and planters out of unwanted household materials. You will learn about design and acquire basic skills in knitting and crocheting.

5 workshops, start date: Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017, 12 - 2pm
Place: The Old Post Office, 34 County Road, L4 3QH, Walton

Free admission, no prior knowledge or skills needed!

For more information and to book your space, please contact
Silvia on getinvolved@homebaked.org.uk

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The Community Business Fix Show - Saving Our High Streets

nov. '18
Have a listen to this podcast about Homebaked's Story and people-powered High Street regeneration.

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The Power of the Pie - Independent Liverpool

nov. '17
Our friends at Independent Liverpool recently wrote some very nice words about us. Read them here...

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Homebaked in the Guardian

jun. '17
'This is not about gentrification’: the pie shop reviving an Anfield street

As Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium gleams in the April sunshine, the abandoned, steel-shuttered houses cowering in its shadow serve as a poignant reminder of the impact developments can have on their host communities.

But in the unassuming bakery at the end of the terrace lies the heart of a movement working to transform this run-down area back into the vibrant neighbourhood residents remember.

The Homebaked cooperative bakery is in prime position to sell pies to some of the 40,000 football fans who come to the Anfield stadium on an average match day. What its customers might not realise is that in the back room of the Victorian premises a group of locals have cooked up a plan to transform the empty properties next door into 26 high-quality, affordable flats....

Read the full article at https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/apr/19/gentrification-liverpool-anfield-football-stadium-affordable-homes-cooperative-bakery-community

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