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The Mill Arts & Events Centre (The Mill) Reopening - Frequently Asked Questions

When did The Mill reopen?

The Mill reopened for bookings in September 2022.

Who do I contact to make an enquiry or book The Mill?

Please contact the Leisure & Cultural Services Team at Rochford District Council:

Phone: 01702 963328


What are the opening times?

The core opening times are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Bookings can be also made outside of these hours, including evenings and weekends.

What are the hire fees?

For further information on the hire fees, please contact the team on the number or email above.

Will bar and catering facilities be available?

The bars in the Main Hall and Bar Lounge are not currently operational, and we cannot provide access to these. We are currently unable to provide access to any kitchen facilities.

The Leisure & Cultural Services Team are happy to discuss alternative arrangements for bookings that would like to include alcohol or catering provision.

I previously displayed artwork in The Mill. Can I do this again?

If you are interested in displaying artwork in The Mill, kindly contact with the following details:

  • A brief bio/description of your work
  • A photo or image of a sample of your work

Note: The Mill is opening while the outcome of a community engagement programme to seek a new community operating partner is ongoing. The decision on the longer term operating model of The Mill does not affect the facility accepting longer term bookings.