We’ve lost so much of our heritage in Wrexham already, this building has the potential to provide much needed facilities for our local area and yet sadly, the council plan to sell Kings Mill to the highest bidder by Wednesday 2nd June.
As a community group we have a fully developed business plan to turn Kings Mill into a visitor centre and community hub, focussing on health and well being, culture and the environment. It will be a resource for all and maintain access to the open countryside for thousands of people locally.
Access to green space is more vital than it’s ever been because of the pandemic. Kings Mill can either be a gateway for local people to enjoy the National Trusts Erddig estate, or it can be yet another piece of our heritage we potentially lose to developers for flats. It’s up to us to decide which it’s going to be.
Can you help us save Kings Mill for our community?
It doesn’t matter how much you can spare, every penny makes a difference, so please donate today.
Wrexham Council was gifted Kings Mill by the last Squire of Erddig, Phillip Yorke, on condition it was used for community benefit. The council has let the site lay empty for the best part of a decade and is now attempting to sell it off to the highest bidder.
We are a community group dedicated to re opening Kings Mill, which was originally a 13th century corn mill that was restored in the 1990s as a heritage centre along the Clywedog trail.
Our group has tried to work with the council over three years, developing a business plan that would ensure the original conditions were met and the local community in Wrexham would benefit from the site.
The council has ignored this plan and has instead decided to sell the mill, the final date for offers is now June 2nd 2021.
We cannot stand idly by and see another important part of our heritage sold off and taken away from the community.
As a last resort, therefore, we are turning to the people of Wrexham and beyond to save this important part of our heritage for future generations.
With your help, we can raise enough money to buy the mill for the community and for future use to benefit everyone in the area.
Will you donate to help make this happen?
Who are Melin Y Brenin (Kings Mill) community group?
The Melin y Brenin community group was formed by a group of us that grew up playing in the grounds of the mill as children. As adults we could see the potential of the mill as a community asset.
Now we are a constituted community group with a developed business plan, and many partnerships such as the National trust, the Woodland Trust, Brymbo heritage etc.
We have developed a plan that integrates the site's environment and its status as a culture and heritage centre into a centre that provides a social hub and a gateway to the Clywedog valley Trail. Kings Mill is now an integral part of the wider Clywedog trail along with many local and national organisations.
We have local business pledges to do refurbishments and upgrades to the building. The local community council and neighbouring councillors support our project as do the local third-sector organisations.
The heritage centre will be upgraded. Exhibits and information displays will be improved, for example work is already happening to build a to-scale working model of the mill in its heyday, which will be powered by the exist mill wheel. There will also be living exhibitions and courses in stone masonry and iron working and other traditional crafts.
We will be setting up elderly people's social activities and events with free transport, as well as a young rangers' nature group.
The mill and will also be a centre for health and wellbeing using the facilities for education on healthy living and a roll out of classes and various programmes.
All money raised will go towards purchase and renovation. If we don't raise enough to buy the mill, we'll return the money or put it towards a similar heritage project.
Diolch yn fawr / Thanks for your support