The Mill news

The Mill is more than bricks and mortar and room hire.  Here’s the place to read the latest blog posts about people who are part of the foundation of The Mill.

Our Comms team are always on the look out for new writers to share their experiences at The Mill.  Why not volunteer reporting at our events, and writing blogs and social media posts about what we’re all about.  Let’s share The Mill love!

  • A group of people working in The Mill Living Room We’re recruiting! Two exciting new jobs at The Mill, Walthamstow - Do you want to be part of a local community organisation achieving great things with and for people in Walthamstow? The Mill is hiring! We are a hub for local people to come together, get to know their neighbours, and grow their ideas for groups and activities that benefit our community. We're recruiting for two ...
  • Room to live - Did you know that the British staple, tomato ketchup, came to us via the Cantonese word 'kher-chap'. Cultural exchanges are a great way to stimulate opportunities to share new skills alongside  ways of looking and using everyday objects. My interest in diversity has been inspired by local architect and university lecturer Kristin Trommler and architecture ...
  • Our story so far: the past, present and future - What do I love about The Mill? Coming in and feeling that I’m visiting the Cheers film set where everybody knows my name! What do I wish for The Mill? I hope we never lose the big glass frontage that shows the world what’s happening inside our building. During July we’re asking these questions.  One ...
  • Herbalistic Journal Project logo, image of two notebook pages with notes and pressed flowers Announcing the Grow Your Idea 2 winners! - We are really pleased to introduce the Grow Your Idea 2 competition winners, who will all be organising activities at The Mill over the next few months. Rasheeqa and Yanire: The Herbalistic Journal Project A creative collaboration between an artist and a herbalist in Walthamstow, our project seeks to connect our wild green spaces with ...
  • Who dares wins! - Article featured in June 2018 Waltham Forest Echo Life without risk is life stuck in a rut. Sometimes taking a gamble can stretch and help me grow. On the flip side, fear of failure can be an obstacle that prevents me from taking that first step. I can worry about what will happen, if and ...
  • Help us win £450 for I ♥ Small Charities Day – 18 June 2018! - Small Charity Week 2018 will kick off with I ♥ Small Charities Day on 18th June. This is a day to raise awareness of the work of all small charities across the UK. Getting involved is easy and The Mill has the chance to win up to £450! Take a photo of yourself holding up ...
  • Mr Mensah opening The Mill surrounded by school children, Mill volunteers and local councillors The Mill is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Mensah - Everyone at The Mill was deeply saddened to hear that our friend and neighbour Mr Mensah passed away recently. Neil Meads, former Mill Trustee and member of the St James Street Library Campaign, has shared his memories with us: “When The Mill first opened its doors in September 2011, hundreds of people from the local ...
  • Build The Mill logo Help us create The Mill of the future! - Want to shape the future of The Mill? We’re looking for new Trustees. The Mill is a welcoming, positive, accessible and inclusive space in the heart of Walthamstow - we work with the local community to make things happen - and a registered charity. By becoming a Trustee of The Mill, you can help us ...
  • Sign outside The Mill saying Refill here Thirsty? Refill at The Mill! - We've always offered free tap water, and hot drinks for a small donation of 50p, and you can now find us on the Refill app! Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street. If ...
  • Ton up for Don! - The Mill does like to host a good party; exhibition launches, children’s birthdays, Star Wars Day, or my favourite, Apple Day.  The list is varied but it is always about getting the community together and having some fun. Plus, there’s the benefit of being home from home without the mess. This month we're hosting a ...
  • Chase your dream – Waltham Forest Echo March 2018 - Walt Disney once said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Sharing a vision takes bravery because no-one wants to be laughed at or have their brilliant plan diminished. By taking the first step and speaking out aloud, it can lead to collaboration with supportive people who in ...
  • Helen Bigham collection a check from The Mall The Mall Charity Cares Thank You! - A big thank you to The Mall, Walthamstow for their support in 2017!  We were delighted to be the Mall Cares Charity Partner in 2017. As well as raising over £4000 for our work, The Mall also gave us donations of much-needed equipment, publicity support, raffle prizes, and a new home for The Mill elephant. ...
  • Book giving day poster We’re celebrating Book Giving Day! - 14 February 2018 10am - 6pm FREE Celebrate reading with us! We will be giving away free children's books for younger children on Book Giving Day, 14 February 2018. First come, first served. Thank you to the kind donation of books from our friends Child's Play Books and Tidy Books!
  • Nat di Maggio serving soup Souper Wednesday’s return on 14 February! - Every Wednesday, starting 14 February 2018 12 noon - 2pm Open to everyone, food available until it runs out Soup £3 a bowl; cake of the week £2.50 Volunteer Nat Di Maggio, and his alter ego Big Buddah's Thai Kitchen, will be relaunching our weekly Souper Wednesday on 14 February!  Nat will be fresh from ...
  • Joyce, center, knitting with members of the Mill Knitters Group The Mill is deeply saddened by the loss of Joyce McQuarrie - We are deeply saddened to hear that Joyce McQuarrie passed away in the new year after a long illness. Joyce was a close friend of The Mill. Along with her husband Jim, she was one of the first people to get involved in bringing the old library building back into community use, as soon as ...
  • Party at The Mill Announcing our exciting new projects to build community skills - With thanks to funding from St James Street Big Local and match funding from The Co-op Local Community Fund we're excited to announce two new projects at The Mill: Grow Your Idea 2 - a community competition to enable six new groups to start at the Mill, whilst supporting existing groups and their leaders. We ...
  • The Mill in the snow December 2018 Share what The Mill means to you! - In 2018, we will have a new website, you might have noticed some changes already.  Our aim for the site is for visitors to get a real feel of what The Mill is all about, one way will be to have lots of photographs.  Please help us by putting up your shots of what The Mill ...
  • Christmas and New Year Closing - The Mill will closed for Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at 6pm, the Knitting Group will meet as normal that evening. We will reopen on Thursday, 4 January 2018 at our usual opening time of 9.30am.   We would like to thank all our supporters in 2017 and wish you ...
  • Thank you to Co-operative Members for your support! - A big thank you to all the The Co-operative Members whose support helped raise £6001 for The Mill through the Local Community Fund! The Mill Trustee Alison Griffin collected the cheque last week from the staff at Higham Hill Coop.
  • Guessing the mystery items Our annual Halloween Party was a roaring success! - A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween event. It was very busy, and we hope you will agree, lots of fun! We raised over £400.00 for The Mill! Thank you to our volunteers who helped make the day spooktacular! There are more fantastic pictures on our Facebook page.