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About us

The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents’ group that was set up in 2003 to campaign for the restoration, preservation and enhancement of Brixton Windmill and Windmill Gardens. We are a registered charity, with the following aims:

  • to support the restoration, preservation and continued use of the Grade II* listed windmill
  • to build a unique education facility for schools and the local community that will put the windmill and its history into context
  • to enhance the park by creating a green oasis to benefit local residents – adults, young people and children – and attract visitors and windmill enthusiasts from further afield
  • to provide community events that bring local people together to celebrate and enjoy this unique historic building and open space.

Thanks to campaigning by the Friends of Windmill Gardens, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of just under £400,000 in March 2010 for the full restoration of Brixton Windmill. Lambeth Council and the Friends provided additional money, staff and volunteer time to fund the project, which includes a four-year access and education programme.

The Friends provide a voice for the local community, particularly for those people who love the Windmill and use the park and its facilities. Join us to keep up to date on the progress of the Heritage Lottery Fund project and find out more about our future plans.

You can get involved with our work in several ways.

Executive group

The Friends of Windmill Gardens executive group meets once a month to plan strategy, events and campaigns. To contact us, email

Jean Kerrigan

Jean Kerrigan is the Chair of the Friends of Windmill Gardens and a founder member of the Friends. 

Nick Weedon

Nick Weedon is Vice-Chair and is on the Friends' Parks and Maintenance Groups.

Sonam Sikka

Sonam Sikka is the Friends' Treasurer 

Viv Whittingham is Secretary of the Friends and co-ordinates the Sustainability group

Shaun Wilson

Shaun Wilson is the Friends' Head Miller

Kim Winter

Kim Winter runs the Friends' blog and edits the newsletter. 

Chris Patton

Chris Patton designs the Friends' posters, flyers and merchandise. 

Ann Lee

Ann Lee is the Volunteer Co-ordinator

Eamon Maguire

Eamon Maguire represents the Blenheim Gardens Resident Management Organisation

Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas provides IT Support

Liz du Parcq

Liz du Parcq is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Other groups

There are also several sub-groups covering communications, festivals and the park. If you’re interested in getting involved, email

You can also see a schedule of future meetings and minutes from previous meetings.