A number of groups around Mill Road campaign to improve the local environment.
Festive lights cost a fortune but our local residents and traders work together to raise the money and arrange them each year.
The Traders’ Association launched a petition to local Councils to ask them to repair the pavements in the area. Piero D’Angelico, Chair of the Association, regularly calls up the authorities to report local environmental issues. Here he is below, out with a spirit level checking their work!
Empty shops that are left to fall into disrepair bring down the local environment. The Traders’ Association aims to work with landlords to encourage temporary use of empty spaces or otherwise facilitate improvement of the appearance of the building by working with local artists. In 2014, we worked with Test Town and had a pop up shop at 56a Mill Road.
If you’re a landlord with an empty property, please get in touch with us. Plenty of guidance about pop up is available via Meanwhile Space.
CCTV and Anti-Social Behaviour
Traders asked the City Council to install extra CCTV in the area to monitor anti-social behaviour. The Council installed 8 temporary cameras along Mill Road in early 2014. Incidents in the area remained low throughout this period and the Council therefore decided that the usual provision was enough.
Mill Road traders are asked to be responsible about their alcohol sales. This minimises the impact of anti-social behaviour on others in the area.
Police Community Support Officer
The Traders’ Association regularly invites local Police officers to their meetings. Cambridgeshire Police have provided extra support by dedicating a PCSO to Mill Road specifically.
If you’d like to report an issue with the local environment, like litter, graffiti etc call the City Council on 01223 458282, or report online via Fix My Street.