The Mill is the new community hub for Cottingham and Middleton. It’ll be located the Village Acre, a piece of land next to the recreation field on Berryfield Road.

Planning permission for The Mill was granted in August 2019.

The name ‘The Mill’ is inspired by the old water mill on Mill Road which was a favourite of the late Keith Allsop, who kick started the new hall project over 15 years ago.

As the entrance to the new hall will be on Mill Road, the name also ties in nicely with its location and we hope ‘The Mill’ will eventually become a vibrant and active hub for the whole community.

This linoleum block picture of the old water mill (right) was produced by Alston A Kisby, former headmaster at the old Cottingham School.

The Mill Community Hub, Cottingham and Middleton was formed as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in October 2019, replacing the previous charitable body, the Cottingham and Middleton Village Hall Trust (Northants). The project is run by a dedicted group of trustees.

The Mill logo has been expertly and generously designed free of charge by Charles Freestone of Wow Design in Middleton.


In 2005, planning permission was granted for a new village hall at the entrance to Glover Court in Middleton, to be partly funded by Section 106 monies from Glover Court developers Faircloughs. The decision to resite the facility on the Village Acre was taken following a survey carried out in July 2012, in which villagers identified this as their preferred location for a new village hall, to serve our joint community across Middleton and Cottingham.