The Cambridge City Council ‘Making Space for People‘ SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) consultation is an opportunity for the local community to share their views on how public space in the Mill Road area could be improved.
To help residents with their responses, Mill Road Summer is hosting a ‘visions’ workshop where local design and architecture firms will provide some visualisations to inspire discussion about ‘what next for Mill Road’.
Felicity, once an engineer and jeweller, is now a bespoke picture framer based in Hope Street Yard, just off Mill Road. She also runs the Makers Galley where local artists exhibit. She loves being based on Mill Road with its diverse community and delicious coffee! She encourages everyone to visit the gallery, join her for an exhibition openings and to get in touch about hiring the space.
Due to our need to have the water mains turned off while we crane the bridge sections in to place and the local water company not being able to resource that work this weekend as originally envisaged, we are having to move the one remaining full closure slot previously scheduled for Sat 3 and Sun 4 August. That work will now take place tomorrow and Friday – Thursday 1 and Friday 2 August.
The remaining date and time slots when the bridge is scheduled to be fully closed with no access for any users will therefore be:
Thursday 1 August and Friday 2 August – from 8.45am until 8.45pm each day
I’d like to take the opportunity to remind you of the helpline that was established for anyone in the local area with questions about the bridge closure or about the arrangements that have been put in place to alleviate the impact of it – 07903 509790. Please do point your constituents to the helpline number as appropriate.
In the sixth of our Mill Road Stories we meet Anthony and Keven who set up Modigliani Cafe this summer to bring the delights of Italy to the people of Cambridge.
They love being on Mill Road and want to thank Cambridge for all it has done for them. The brothers are very excited to meet more people and share their love of coffee, food and art. The cafe serves delicious coffee, cakes and sandwiches. Come down to Mill Road and visit this brand new cafe.
It’s time for another Mill Road Story! Pam and Susan met on the market a few years ago and now they run a boutique on Mill Road together. They sell an array of colourful and exciting clothes and accessories. In this video, they discuss what they love most about Mill Road. In light of the bridge closure, ‘we’ve made lemonade out of a lemon’, Pam says, as they look forward to an amazing summer full of events.
Also, pop in to Fantasia to pick up a Mill Road Mile Map, which shows you the great array of shops and businesses you can find here!
It’s been a tough few weeks with the closure of the Mill Road Bridge to cars, the disruption from the gas works and the devastating fire at H Gees.
Notwithstanding this, we are cheered by the way our Mill Road Community is rallying. We are optimistic and excited by ideas and contributions received from individuals, traders and local groups to make Mill Road more vibrant than ever over the coming weeks.
Here is our Mill Road Summer Update (19 July) on what we’ve done and what we plan to do. We will also be printing this letter and distributing it to traders and community groups along Mill Road over the coming days.
Our key message… We’re here to support the local residents, traders and groups with events and activities to make Mill Road more vibrant than ever. So please, send in those proposals for financial support!
In another Mill Road Story, Mitch Da Silva, the Director of Century 21 Cambridge estate agents, describes the ‘tightly-knit family’ and ‘ecosystem’ that is Mill Road. Despite the challenges faced by businesses like his during the bridge closure, it does not ‘dampen the spirit’ of the community!