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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford & Makeney May Day is on Saturday, May 12th
Make a note in your diary to join us from 11 am at the Holly Bush, Makeney for dancing, drinking, frolics and fundraising, followed by a fete at Milford School.
Milford Store to re-open as Re[space], a cafe and convenience store – May 7th
Further details will be forthcoming about this but, for the moment, there is a vacancy for a ‘Team Member’ to join up with this new venture. For more details of this vacancy, click here
Belper 18 Plus Group Reunion
Were you – or are you still – a member of the Belper 18 Plus Group? Diane from the group told the Webmaster that a few Milford residents were members back in the 70s. If you were one of them, there is a reunion in June. Read more here
Strutt Arms – Latest
Have you noticed that there is now significant refurbishing work going on inside the Strutt Arms? Local resident Alan spoke to one of the builders before Easter who told him the building could be open by Easter, but at least we can be hopeful that we will see the Strutt open in the very near future. That same builder also revealed that the Strutt would operate as a pub, restaurant and hotel.
Millhouse – new owners on the way
The Millhouse’s last trading day is April 15th. On the pub’s Facebook page, the manager said he was ‘gutted’ about the decision to close. Their Facebook post also reveals that an ‘independent buyer’ is coming. It’s thought that the business that has taken over the Strutt has bought the Millhouse.
Milford & Makeney WI – New Venue
Milford and Makeney WI have a new venue: the Baptist Church in Duffield (on the left side of the A6 driving towards Derby). For more details and the rest of their 2018 Programme, click here
New weekly podcast for Belper arts
ArtsWord is described as a new platform for creatives in Derbyshire, which includes a preview of films at the Belper Ritz. To listen to this week’s podcast, click here. To read more about ArtsWord, click here:
Holly Bush write-up appears in Sunday Telegraph
Read full transcript here
King William Quizzers Raise £1300 for Air Ambulance
Read more here
Meet Milford’s Adult Care Coordinator
Nicky Mount from Derbyshire Adult Care is here in Milford & Makeney to work with people with disabilities, mental health issues, older people and their families and or carers. She aims to support people towards their view of ‘a good life’. To read more and to find out whether Nicky could help you, click here
The Last Post?
After Milford resident Griff reported the disappearance of the post-box at the bottom of Sunny Hill, he has now learnt that it will be replaced. Thanks are due to our constituency MP, Pauline Latham, who wrote a letter to the Post Office. Their reply informed her that a replacement box will be erected soon. For the moment, the nearest box is now on Hopping Hill.
Did Rod ‘Strutt’ his stuff in Milford?
Do you remember live music at the Strutt Arms in the 1960s? It’s reported that Rod Stewart sang there. Bryan Bennion has some choice memories of seeing Gary Farr – and even Alan Price of Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear fame. Read more here
The King William has a QUIZ NIGHT every Wednesday at 9.00 pm and Live Entertainment at 9.00 pm on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. To see this month’s line-up, click here
Milford 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.
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.
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