Archive for October, 2011

Round : Mill Road Society 1, Sainsbury’s 0

Thursday, October 27th, 2011


At  East Area Committee meeting the Sainsbury’s proposal for change of use from leisure to retail use for Mickey Flynns was soundly defeated by 8 votes to 1.  Thanks to everyone who turned up at the meeting, all the committee members and other volunteers who helped with the gathering of information and helping keep Mill Road free from another large supermarket chain opening on Mill Road.  It is more than likely that Sainsbury’s will appeal the decision, but as it stands at the moment;


Please click on the following links to see copies of our response to the planning officers report, our official objection to Sainsbury’s application and our submission to the East Area Committee meeting.  

Response to planning officer’s report

MRS Objection 240711

Speech to EAC

As you will see from these documents the amount of work gone into them by various members of the society has been phenominal.  Our thanks go to those who helped draft these documents, to all the volunteers and individuals who have helped keep this issue in the public eye and everyone who signed the petition and supported our campaign to keep Mill Road from becoming just another cloned street bereft of all character and individuality

East Area Committee Meeting

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The East Area Committee is holding the planning meeting this Tuesday at 7.00 pm at the Guildhall.  This is our chance to show the local communities depth of opposition to the proposed siting on Sainsbury’s on Mill Road.  Hope to see you there.

Vote for Abdul Arain for chancellor of Cambridge University

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Just incase you have forgotten that the vote for chancellor of Cambridge University is this week, here’s a couple of reminders.


with thanks to Margaret Scratcher

Mill Road Society AGM

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The Mill Road Society will be holding its annual general meeting at 7.00 at St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, 12/10/2011.  All welcome come and see how the Mill Road Society carries out its work on behalf of your community.

NO CLONE ZONE/MILL ROAD ROCKS mugs are now available.  Bone China and made to our design by Stokes Croft China, Bristol.  £6.00 each, available at Urban Larder the AGM and other Mill Road Society events.