Image: Owen Llewellyn
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:
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.
You can get involved with our work in several ways.
The Friends of Windmill Gardens executive group meets once a month to plan strategy, events and campaigns. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Kerrigan is the Chair of the Friends of Windmill Gardens and a founder member of the Friends.
Nick Weedon is Vice-Chair and is on the Friends' Parks and Maintenance Groups.
Viv Whittingham is Secretary of the Friends and co-ordinates the Sustainability group
Shaun Wilson is the Treasurer of the Friends of Windmill Gardens
Owen Llewellyn is the Friends' resident photographer (he lives just yards from Brixton Windmill).
Chris Patton designs the Friends' newsletters, posters and flyers.
Kim Winter runs the Friends' blog and edits the newsletter.
Eamon Maguire represents the Blenheim Gardens Resident Management Organisation
There are also several sub-groups covering communications, festivals and the park. If you’re interested in getting involved, email email@example.com
You can also see a schedule of future meetings and minutes from previous meetings.