New Community Centre for Mill Road – information evening

NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE on the Ironworks site
Information Evening
27th April, 19.00-20.00
St Barnabas Centre, Mill Road
Everyone Welcome
Come along and find out more, share your ideas, have your say!
Would you like to run an activity, volunteer, help us fund-raise? CONTACT: or
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Everyone is welcome to attend this Information Evening, on Wednesday 27th April, 19:00-20:00 at St Barnabas Centre, Mill Road, CAMBRIDGE CB1 2BD. Maximum community participation is the best recipe for the success of this very welcome venture.

Since 1998, there has been an ongoing saga in Petersfield of the lack of community facilities. Many local people felt the loss of youth facilities due to the transformation of the Howard Mallett Centre (HMC), first into a multi-media centre from 1998, then leased to a local group who proposed building offices and housing (on land which was given in perpetuity to local residents “for rest and recreation”!)

Read more on the Petersfield Area Community Trust website.

Mill Road Bridges were delighted to learn in early 2020 that…

A new partnership of local community organisations has been appointed by Cambridge City Council to manage the new community centre that will be built as part of the ‘Ironworks’ housing scheme on the former Mill Road Depôt site.

Romsey Mill Trust and Petersfield Area Community Trust worked collaboratively to submit a successful tender to secure an initial 11-year lease to run the new community building for local residents and community groups to use. 


Fuller details of the project can be found in this Romsey Mill blogpost from Friday 31st January 2020 – Romsey Mill to manage new planned Mill Road Community Centre in partnership with Petersfield Area Community Trust.

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Edward Jenkins
8 July 2022 20:25

It was heartening to read the piece, ‘Mill Road Centre Plans Revealed’, by Hannah Brown, in the June 29th – July 5th, 2022 edition of “The Cambridge Independent”.

At the outset of this project, initial meetings between representatives of Petersfield Area Community Trust, The City Council Department for Community Development, and the Public, tended to see it as a benefit to the Petersfield Community only, rather than to the whole of Mill Road. The inclusion of The Romsey Mill Trust, with their expertise in management of community facilities was well motivated and welcome, and allowed the project the freedom to include Romsey in the ‘equation’.

The Public has responded well to this by voting for the facility to be named “Mill Road Community Centre”, reflecting the widespread appeal of the project to the whole of Mill Road. Now, many can look forward to, not only meeting and greeting, but also a programme of events in which hopefully, the diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds of people living and working in and around the ‘Road’, will be experienced.

Dance, Music, Storytelling, Poetry, Theatre……will surely help bring many together in unity, at what could become truly, the hub of the whole community.

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