Welcome to the website for Milford & Makeney

MMCG LogoThe purpose of this site is to provide useful, important and interesting news, information and insight for residents and visitors, with the hope of enriching the life of the village, and the aim of bringing our community closer together.  Want to be involved?  Help with maintaining the site would be very welcome.  Email webmaster@milford-makeney.org


Holy Trinity Church… Use It Or Lose It.

Holy Trinity Church Milford 002-Edit-EditSpecial Open Meeting to decide the future of the church on June 23rd… Read More here 

 New Discovery Walk in Makeney this Saturday, May 28th 

010 OctoberThe booklet for Discovery Walks in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has recently been published.  It includes a new walk – around Makeney.  Read more here

Photos of Milford May Day

Milford May Day 2016 032    Milford May Day 2016 022


Milford May Day 2016 036See report and more photos here

wioldlogoMilford W.I. now meets at the Baptist Chapel – 2016 Programme available to view – click here 




Sarah Stanton Longdon 005Belper Arts Festival Trail revealed the talents of Milford photographer Sarah Stanton Longdon (pictured below next to her photo of The Chevin).  To read more about Sarah’s photography, click here 



Jacci-WoodcockMilford woman’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign gains national attention

Read more here


Milford Social Club 002Live Music: Saturday 28th May – ELWOOD | Show starts 8.30-  9 pm | Free entry.


Strutt Arms ‘re-opening in September as an Italian restaurant’

You might have noticed that workmen are back at the Strutt Arms site.  The webmaster has heard that the pub is re-opening as an Italian restaurant.  A local resident informed the webmaster that he was dining at Salva’s Trattoria & Pizzeria – the Italian diner beneath the King’s Head in Duffield – and the owner Salvatore informed him that he had taken over the Strutt and would be opening in September, with over 100 covers.  Watch this space…

Milford Store Closed

Sadly, we have to report that Paul and Abby closed Milford Store on Thursday, March 31.  They left a handwritten ‘Customer Notice’ message saying this:
‘Paul and Abby would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who supported the shop with us.  We have had such happy times and met some wonderful people along the way, leaving us with special memories of Milford.  So, the time has come to say goodbye, farewell, take care and best wishes to you all.  Love the Bestwicks.
Watch this space for further news of the future of the building. The Webmaster has been informed that a local business is taking over the Milford Store building and that they are keen to see the store continue.

‘Gateway’ to Milford officially open

Gateway Visitor Centre - Models 029Cromford Mills has officially opened its Gateway Centre which invites visitors to explore the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.  Read more here

Concern over Belper Mill

East Mill DecayYou only have to look at the photo above, taken by our webmaster in the summer of 2015, to see that Belper’s East Mill is degenerating.  A BBC East Midlands TV Inside Out programme highlights the plight of the mill.  Click here: BBC TV Inside Out – Belper East Mill to view the programme.  The feature on the mill is just over 20 minutes in.


Paula Fox talks about her first year as Headteacher at Milford Primary – ‘Very busy but successful and rewarding.’  Click here for more.
Derby Telegraph’s ‘Beerhunter’ Colston Crawford has named the Holly Bush as his Pub of the Year, applauding it as ‘a magnificent pub in many ways.’  Read more here
Interested in becoming a Maid of the Mill?  Click here for more
The Women’s Institute now has a Photo Gallery
Former Milford artist featured in Derbyshire Life 
Chevin Green Farm has retained its coveted Michelin Award.  Click here
Angelo’s win Derby Food & Drink Awards.  Click here
For the latest Planning Applications, click here
Chevin Green Farm now has a bespoke hairdressers in its grounds.  Read more here
The News & Events box to your left will keep you up to date with what is going on – and coming up! The Menu tabs above open up lots of ‘sub-menus’, extra pages which fall under the main menu headings.  For instance, hold your cursor on the Information tab (or the box to the right) and you will see pages which, with one click, will lead you to information about essential and useful resources provided in the village and beyond e.g. schools, shops, pubs, public footpaths, churches, restaurants, residential homes, places to stay, doctors’ surgeries and MP surgeries, bus times and businesses. The Activities tab will reveal all the organisations and interest groups in the village – everything from Maypole Promotions to the Knit Knatter Club. The History tab mines the area’s rich heritage seam and we hope, in time, to make this area of the website a substantial archive. Bear with us! At the moment, the site is not fully developed. We have a lot of information to insert and will be working hard to continually add fresh pages. Which takes us to this… Appeal Please let us know if there any inaccuracies to this website.  We would also like to hear from you if you can help in any way to improve the site.  Is there some useful information you can add?  Maybe you run a business or are part of an activity in the village that we ought to know about?  Perhaps you have some reminiscences of Milford and Makeney life along with some old photos?  Here is the webmaster’s email address again: webmaster@milford-makeney.org
With thanks to the Milford & Makeney Community Group for promoting the establishment of this website and to Ashley Franklin for sponsoring and managing the site.