With Mill Road bridge closed for works on the railway until 25 August, there’s a chance to enjoy this vibrant street almost fully pedestrianised – with reduced noise, cleaner air and special outdoor activities.
Local businesses and community groups are invited to propose ideas to attract people to the area during the closure, with Mill Road Summer able to offer marketing and financial support (email [email protected] to find out more).
As always, there’s lots to enjoy on Mill Road, from interesting indie shops to great cafes and pubs. Keep an eye out for the ‘Romsey Parklet’ too: a temporary new addition to the street that provides an extension to the footway with seating and tables, making a pleasant space for people to relax.
It’s located just outside Italian deli Limoncello – so grab yourself one of their excellent Aperol Spritzes and some olives and enjoy! The creation of the parklet was possible thanks to local architecture firms including 5th Studio, a spatial design agency based on Gwydir Street, and rhp and LDA Design.
Other planned activities include hula hooping, yoga, gigs and walking tours – search Mill Road Summer on Facebook to keep updated.