We are delighted to announce that The Mill has been awarded £10,000 funding from the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund. The award will begin in May 2012. This funding will be used to keep our part-time administrator in her post, a role vital to keeping the building open and supporting all the community groups who […]
It’s been one year since we took on the old St James Street Library, starting an extraordinary process of revival that culminated in the opening of The Mill last September. Since then the people-power of E17 has shown the world what a dedicated community can achieve. The Mill is now a thriving social hub that […]
Another busy month with some new activities and new partnerships. Beginners Italian is flourishing, Spanish for beginners has just begun as has Manenoki, a Japanese Book group. There is a big emphasis on Up-cycling , and Catherine West is helping her students create something new out of their old clothes – we had a small […]
A short review of January at The Mill: The staff and volunteers of The Mill took a well earned break over Christmas, reopening in the New Year. Our Children’s Art Competition results went on the wall, with some lovely pictures and prizes thanks to The Windmill local cafe and tapas bar. Congratulations and thanks to […]
The Mill was bustling in December, with all of our usual activities going on, and special events to mark the season. The Christmas Craft Fair featured local people selling their knitwear, and other goodies, and also featured some of the E17 Designers selling their crafts, and of course, cakes and biscuits made by volunteers. The […]
November has been an activity-packed month. The older people’s club, Asian women’s support group, knitting group, homework club, gardening group, drawing group poetry group and other activities have gone from strength to strength while new activities are being started up all the time by keen local people, a number of them benefitting from support from our small grants.
October has been an incredibly busy month at The Mill. Following on from September’s launch, we have consolidated and developed our programme of activities – as can be seen from our developing programme and reportage on the website. As activities have started and developed, we have also started to earn room hire, which is crucial for our long-term sustainability.
What’s been going well and why? We have taken a large step forward by recruiting three members of staff for The Mill, who will oversee much of the day-to-day work to establish the building’s role at the heart of Walthamstow. Natasha, Nathan and John have already started taking over the vital task of administrating the […]
Amerjit, Mo and Nuria got up excessively early (!) to get to Manchester for a round up of all 17 NESTA projects. We had a very useful and interesting day. It’s amazing to meet people from the other groups and hear what they are up to. We played some “games ” in the morning to […]