Welcome to the website for Milford & Makeney

The 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



Stop press: Saturday June 24 at the Social Club: Glory Days, reckoned to be the finest Bruce Springsteen Tribute Act in the UK.  9.00 pm.  Tickets £8.  To read more, click here

Milford’s Holy Trinity Church invites you to Songs from the Shows, a concert by Belper Musical Theatre at the church on Friday, June 30th.  Read more here

Saturday May 6th saw Milford & Makeney’s 40th Anniversary May Day. For a report and to see a gallery of photos, click here


Dave Moreton of Chevin Brae opened his garden once again in April.  To see more photos and read about a satisfying day, click here

Latest Blooming Milford News here

Milford Community Primary School is looking for two people to join its Governing Body.  The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing the management of the school.  A range of skills are needed across the Governing Body (I.T.skills are essential), along with the time to commit to a rewarding and interesting role.  If you would like to find out more about becoming a Governor at Milford School, please contact Gill Taylor (Chair of Governors) at gilltayloris@gmail.com or on 01332 841316.


NEW GUIDED WALK POINTS TO MAKENEY… AND SUNNY HILL. Strutt’s North Mill in Belper has announced its new walks programme for 2017.  Read more about these two new local walks here


What could happen at Hopping Hole Quarry?  A Milford resident is very concerned. Read more here.  Read also a response from another resident.

STRUTT ARMS LATEST… Our Webmaster has spoken to the building contractors involved to discover that a restaurant will be opening at some point in the future.  No date can be specified as the owners have had to divert resources elsewhere for the moment before refurbishment at the Strutt can recommence.  It can also be revealed that the restaurant will not be an Italian – it was believed that the former owner of Salva’s Trattoria in Duffield had purchased the Strutt – but will offer European cuisine. 

New explanation from ex-resident Peter Roe for Milford being referred to as ‘Treacle City’. Click here

The King William has a QUIZ NIGHT every Wednesday at 9.00 pm and Live Entertainment at 9.00 pm (unless specified)


 Social Club - Milford 001Milford Social Club has fortnightly Live Entertainment on a Saturday and Sunday: All 9 pm start on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday (unless specified).  Free admission.   June 3: Silhouettes | June 24: Glory Days | July 8: Modest | July 27: Midnight Pumpkin Trucks

For the latest Planning Applications, click here


Have a need?  A want?  A sale?

This website has always been a resource where we can help you with a particular appeal. For instance: Do you need a recommendation for a good plumber?Would you like help with sponsorship for a charity? Are you keen to form an activity group within the village? Want to sell some horse manure for the garden? Just go to this page by clicking here and fill in the contact form.  Click here to read about a garden plot to let.


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.