Contact: Jean Kerrigan
, Chair, Friends of Windmill Gardens
24 Prague Place, London SW2 5ED
To visit our website, click HERE
The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents’ group that was set up in 2003 to campaign for the restoration, preservation and enhancement of Brixton Windmill and Windmill Gardens. We are a registered charity, with the following aims:
- to support the restoration, preservation and continued use of the Grade II* listed windmill
- to build a unique education facility for schools and the local community that will put the windmill and its history into context
- to enhance the park by creating a green oasis to benefit local residents – adults, young people and children – and attract visitors and windmill enthusiasts from further afield
- to provide community events that bring local people together to celebrate and enjoy this unique historic building and open space.
Thanks to campaigning by the Friends of Windmill Gardens, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of just under £400,000 in March 2010 for the full restoration of Brixton Windmill. Lambeth Council and the Friends provided additional money, staff and volunteer time to fund the project, which includes a four-year access and education programme.
The Friends provide a voice for the local community, particularly for those people who love the Windmill and use the park and its facilities. Join us to keep up to date on the progress of the Heritage Lottery Fund project and find out more about our future plans.