Mill Road is home to many different community groups; religious, political, business and residential. If you are thinking of moving to Cambridge, Mill Road is a place where you can really get involved in your local community. If you want to feel part of a neighbourhood and connect with others, this is a very welcoming place.
I Love Mill Road
There are so many great events and activities in the area, all relying on volunteers and donations. In order to keep Mill Road a great place to live, Independent Cambridge and the Suzy Oakes Trust are asking local residents to support the area as much as the businesses do. Take the survey or watch the video.
Mill Road Bridges
Local group Mill Road Bridges aims to bring together residents and traders from both sides of Mill Road bridge (in the two wards of Petersfield and Romsey). They publish a quarterly newsletter which is hand delivered by local volunteers to 5000 homes in the area. The newsletter is supported by local businesses who take adverts, which helps with the printing costs. They are even printed by our high street printing shop Elitian.
Mill Road Bridges also run a number of networking events and support local initiatives like the Mill Road History Project.
Romsey Action provides a regular email update to subscribers. Emails include neighbourhood safety, planning issues, events and other useful information.
Mill Road Society
The Mill Road Society were responsible for creating the area’s initial loyalty scheme, known as the Milly Card. They spearheaded the ‘No Tesco On Mill Road’ protest and continue to campaign for the protection of Mill Road’s independent shops. They are concerned about the arrival of too many chain stores in the area.
PACT – Petersfield Area Community Trust
Petersfield Area Community Trust have been working really hard recently to raise money to buy a local Methodist Church and Hall that were being sold. They registered the building as an asset of community value and raised a lot of money through a community shares scheme. Their aim was to keep the building for community use.
In addition to this project, PACT has been responsible for an annual street party in the area.
A number of local churches provide venues for community activities. In addition we have Ross Street Community Centre, operated by the City Council. There are plenty of other local venues to hire and if you go to our home page you can find them on the directory.