• Sign the online petition

    Posted on November 28, 2015 by admin in News.

    An online petition has been set up by local residents asking the Foundation Trustees to reconsider their plans and to have a full and transparent consultation process to protect the heritage of the Royal Gunpowder Mills site. If you do not support the PGL development, please add your name. https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-the-royal-gunpowder-mills/signatures.html    

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  • PGL centre to open in 2016

    Posted on November 27, 2015 by admin in News.

    An article has appeared on schooltravelorganiser.com’s website claiming that the PGL development is going ahead and that it will open for business in May 2016.  This is extremely surprising especially when the plans have not yet been submitted to the Council for approval. Andrew Coates from the Royal Gunpowder Mills is quoted as saying that […]

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  • Public Meeting

    Posted on November 18, 2015 by admin in News.

    A public meeting will be held in Waltham Abbey Town Hall on 1 December from 19.30-21.30. This meeting gives residents, volunteers and friends of the Mills the opportunity to find out more about the proposed PGL development on the Royal Gunpowder Mills site and the potential loss of the town’s No. 1 attraction.  It is […]

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  • The Mills to feature on BBC Radio London

    Posted on November 2, 2015 by admin in News.

    Waltham Abbey and the Royal Gunpowder Mills will feature on the Robert Elms show tomorrow (Tuesday 3 November) at 12 noon. Chris Sumner from the Waltham Abbey Historical Society will be talking about the history of the town and John Bowles, Chairman of the RGM Operating Company, will speak about the history of The Mills. […]

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    In the news…

    Posted on October 11, 2015 by admin in News.

    First of all a big thank you to everyone that attended the exhibition at the Royal Gunpowder Mills last Tuesday.  Residents, volunteers and stakeholders found the event on the whole disappointing.  Answers to questions were vague and lacked consistency and the display was poor.  Worst of all, however,  there was little information about the future […]

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  • PGL Exhibition at Royal Gunpowder Mills – an invitation

    Posted on October 1, 2015 by admin in News.

    This invitation has now been published by Royal Gunpowder Mills.   Invitation on behalf of The Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills Charitable Foundation Limited   INVITATION TO PUBLIC EXHIBITION – “A VIABLE FUTURE FOR THE ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS SITE, WALTHAM ABBEY” – TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2PM – 8PM   As you will be aware, the […]

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    Consultation day at Royal Gunpowder Mills

    Posted on September 24, 2015 by admin in News.

    A consultation will be held by PGL at The Royal Gunpowder Mills on 6 October from 2-8pm.  The information we have received about this consultation has been limited, but we have been told that it is being organised by PGL and that the general public are invited to attend.  We expect to see details of […]

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  • Conservation Management Plan

    Posted on September 10, 2015 by admin in News.

    The Conservation Management Plan for the Gunpowder Mills is now available to download from the Cheffins website. The plan provides a thorough assessment of the site and the challenges of maintaining it.  Many of the buildings are in need of repair or additional maintenance and the plan looks at ways that this can be achieved.    

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  • Councillors go on fact finding tour

    Posted on August 25, 2015 by admin in News.

    An article in a recent edition of The Town Crier states that a number of Councillors went on a fact finding mission to the Royal Gunpowder Mills to find out about the PGL proposals for themselves.  They were met and guided around the site by Mr Andrew Coates who has been involved in the redevelopment plans […]

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  • A volunteer’s poem

    Posted on August 20, 2015 by admin in News.

    We’ve been contacted by a number of volunteers at The Mills recently who have shared there experiences with us.  Morale is low at the moment, but the people that give up their spare time to volunteer are determined to keep going until the end. One volunteer sent us this poem which we will share with […]

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