This article was published in 2019, in Magazine 143.
From 1 July to 25 August, the Mill Road bridge will be closed to motor vehicles to enable works on the bridge, the railway line and the Chisholm Trail. Following campaigning from Camcycle, Over Mill Road Bridge and other community organisations, Govia Thameslink and Network Rail have agreed to maintain access for pedestrians (and wheeled cycles) for most of the closure, but there will be some short periods of time when the temporary footbridge will also be closed. Stagecoach has committed to maintaining bus services, with shuttle buses serving the areas on each side of the closed bridge. Full details are still to be confirmed; we will update members when we know more.
The Romsey and Petersfield communities, including residents, businesses, councillors and Camcycle members, are working together to ensure Mill Road thrives during this time with a Mill Road Summer festival. We will promote the events, activities, arts, entertainment, services and products that make Mill Road so special and we’re hoping to organise a few exciting new things too, including parklets, live music, street art and open-air cinemas (in the middle of the road no less).
Mill Road Summer needs more volunteers so please get in touch if you can help or if you have something that can be promoted as part of the festival.
Find out more and get involved at millroadsummer.org