A spotlight on our distinctive community
With the latest news about the Covid Emergency Road Scheme, Mill Road and its special community spirit will be much in people’s minds. We don’t yet know if the Love Mill Road will go ahead in its usual form this year; the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee will make a decision by 1st September, the date when we would need to open the online stalls application process. However, in the meantime we are planning an inspiring new community project, which can take place even if the Fair can’t and which will be funded by a new charity, Love Mill Road.
Love Mill Road has grown from the Fair and from the legacy of the Suzy Oakes Trust. It has been established to provide a way to channel sponsorship and donations to local Mill Road community projects, including the non-commercial aspects of the Mill Road. As a charity, it can benefit from Gift Aid and will help to ensure the long-term sustainability and community focus of the Fair while also supporting community projects throughout the year, including (currently under discussion) a Repair Café at The Edge, support for Jimmys’ 25 year celebrations and a series of Mill Road Fringe events.
Mill Road Lanterns will be organised and led by the Mill Road Winter Fair Committee and funded by Love Mill Road.
If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, email Kate, Chair of Mill Road Winter Fair.