The Story of Lucy’s Mill Bridge to Date

This is the story of Lucy’s Mill Bridge in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare may well have crossed.

Its Victorian look became this Art Deco version we now all see.

Starting from the Bancroft is a wonderful walk it takes residents and visitors down our beautiful riverbank to Lucy’s Mill Bridge just down river from two weirs.

There could be something very new and special that makes the bridge a bridge for everyone instead of steep steps that many cannot use. Warwickshire County Council have stated that they would have to fund changes, but if the bridge were owned by another body, then there could other opportunities to find funding that WCC cannot access.

Please ask your County Councillor to find out who new owners of the bridge could be. Ask your District and Town Councillors to support this. It’s been too long waiting for funding to come for cycling and pedestrians projects which are combined.

We hope you enjoy the video.


Copperleaf Feasibility Study

Copperleaf Feasibility Study

Copperleaf Feasibility Study regarding upgrading Lucy’s Mill Bridge

After seven months of work, by consultants from a company who do extremely detailed consultancy work on infrastructure decisions for some of the biggest UK companies, the Feasibility Report for ramps being added to Lucy’s Mill Bridge is now here. The Friends were given this work and are very grateful for this opportunity

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Take a look at these numbers – what do you think?

100? (definitely no) – 500? (still a no) – 1000? (still no) – 2000? (we don’t know if this is accurate – so still no) – 5000? (this figure can’t be justified – so no) – the answer is … No??

How many Stratford and District Residents (and Visitors) – does it take saying ‘We cannot cross Lucy’s Mill Bridge’ for a decision to be made about making it accessible to everyone?

In this post, you’ll find three letters, two from Warwickshire County Council and one reply from us, the Friends of Lucy’s Mill Bridge. These letters may give you an idea about why that question hasn’t been answered (yet) or what the costs could be if some ‘dream plans’ were to come to fruition.

The Friends of Lucy’s Mill Bridge haven’t published anything for several months. We apologise if you were waiting for news but we’ve been waiting for responses to the work that we’ve done. (With SO much help from all sorts of people – from residents through to local councillors – we thank you all!)

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Warwickshire County Council Reports from 2006 and 2008

This is the work WCC did on looking at ‘solutions’ to putting ramps on Lucy’s Mill Bridge.
None of them worked – they needed land in private ownership (amongst other things) – what do you think?
The FOLMB Team
WCC Reports – 2 Reports in 1 pdf file with drawings