The Arrowhead

The aim of the Abbot’s Mill Project is to provide an exemplar of best environmental and ethical practice in the City, for the benefit of all; residents, visitors and students alike.
The arrowhead piece of land (further along the river to our own land) is integral to our overall project and we would like to manage the entire area as a nature reserve and community education project.

See here for photos showing some of our work on the land: AMP slides Nov 2017

We recently resubmitted our proposal to Canterbury City Council and were requested to present our ideas to Canterbury Area Member Panel (CAMP) on the 20th of November. Councillors were broadly supportive of our proposal and we are now running a public consultation (until 5pm on the 23rd April) on our ideas. We will then take the proposal to the Regeneration and Property Committee for a final decision.

Click here to complete our survey.

We will also We will also be running two face-to-face events. The first will be at the Miller’s Arms pub on the 16th of April between 6pm and 8pm.
You can also speak to us at our Mother Earth Day Festival on the 21st April. This is on our site, on St. Radigund’s Street, between 11am and 3pm. 
We will have copies of the master-plan, action plan and questions at both events.

Click here to see a visual plan of our proposal: Arrowhead visual master-plan

And here to see our AMP Arrowhead Action Plan 2018-19 in more detail (N.B. there are six tabs on this spreadsheet).

Click here to read the minutes and officer's report to CAMP.

You can read all our supporting speeches below...

Jo Kidd (Co-founder and Executive Director, Abbot's Mill Project): Jo Kidd

Dr. Jeremy Kendall, Reader in Social Policy, UKC: Dr Jeremy Kendall

Dr. Virginia Webb, Secretary, Canterbury Community in Bloom, FSA Fellow of Society of Antiquaries, Researcher and Archaeologist: Dr Virginia Webb

Shirley Thompson, MBE. Hon. Education Officer Bat Conservation Trust, Founder member &Trustee Kent Bat Group: Shirley Thompson MBE

Lena Aldridge, Abbot’s Mill Project, Be the Change young activist: Lena CAMP