It is with the deepest regret that the Directors of the National Millwrighting Centre CIC announce that we have failed to secure Sutton Mill to become the base for the National Milling and Millwrighting Academy. Despite an overwhelming response to our pledge campaign from people nationally, but in particularly locally around Sutton, we were not able to secure the funds required to equal the bids made in the online auction for the site (the two lots – the bungalow and mill / granary).
The Directors want to thank everyone who has dug deep to make pledges or donations to the project. We would also like to thank North Norfolk District Council and Sutton Parish Council for their unwavering support for the project, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and their Mills Section and our team of volunteers in Sutton and the surrounding villages who did everything within their power to engage the local community over recent months.
We can genuinely say ‘we put our all’ into trying to make this project a reality.
Any remaining funds left once the CIC’s obligations have been met will be paid to the SPAB Mills Section in order that they can continue their work in setting up a Millwrighting Skills Programme.
National Millwrighting Centre CIC: Company Registration: 10947276