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



santa-behind-christmas-treeThe Christmas Lights will be switched on at Milford Triangle this Friday.  The switch on celebrations start at the school at 4:30 – 4:50 pm when the children will sing before going down to the tree for the switch on at 5pm by the Mayor of Belper, Cllr Dan Booth and Santa.  The Social Club will then be open for refreshments and Santa will be coming along to give out a free gift to each child.
Please note: the end of Chevin Road, from the bottom of Sunny Hill to the A6, will be closed for the switch on from 4:30 pm to approximately 5:15 pm. Please could people avoid parking their cars along this part of Chevin Road at this time.


The Belper lights will be switched on in the Memorial Gardens at 5.45 with King Street coming alive with an organ grinder, clown, Punch & Judy Show, fairground organ, children’s rounbdabout and the Scouts’ annual Ping Pong Race.  There will also be a Santa’s Grotto in the Amber Valley Rates Office and several charity stalls.
Don’t forget the Belper Christmas Food, Real Ale & Craft Festival on Sunday, December 6th from 10 am until 3 pm.

MILFORD CALENDAR NOW ON SALE Milford Calendar 2016 000 Cover

The Milford & Makeney Calendar is now on sale.  Photographer Ashley Franklin apologises for the delay but says ‘it’s worth the wait!’  200 have been printed and they are expected to sell fast.  They are on sale at Milford Store, the Social Club, Primary School, Baptist Church and the Holly Bush.

To find out more about the calendar and to see all the photos, click here

What’s going on with our chimney?

Milford Chimney Work 010You may have noticed that some work has been going on at the top of the mill chimney.  Apparently, the steeplejacks are strengthening the chimney and making it more stable.  They have been seen, for example, replacing the bolts in the strengthening bands around the chimney.

To see more photos by Ashley, click here



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.