Welcome to the website for Milford and Makeney which has just celebrated its first anniversary and its 2000th visitor. 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
The Milford Calendar 2014 is still available at the reduced price of £6.95 direct from the photographer Ashley Franklin. Email him here to get hold of one. Note: All proceeds from these future sales will go to Dave & Anne Pitt in the village who are raising money for Parkinson’s UK.
The photos depict various aspects of community life including the May Day celebrations, our revitalised playground, the ‘beach resort’ beside the Derwent, dog-walking on The Chevin and the steam trains that regularly chuff through.
To see all 12 calendar images, click here
Pictured above is the March page, a montage of the Holly Bush who are the first local business to advertise on our Home Page. This is a big month for the pub as the 27th to 29th sees the first of its two beer festivals in 2014. We would like to thank Chris and Alex for their support in taking out an ad. A ‘Thank You’ also to the King William, Paul Mable and FBP for booking advertising space. All the income from the advertising goes towards the upkeep of the website.
The best news of 2013 for the village is that it won a Silver Gilt Award at this year’s East Midlands in Bloom in the Large Village Category. The first time the village entered – two years ago – we won Silver, so Silver Gilt shows an improvement. Well done to all at Blooming Milford. The judges’ comments are as follows: ‘High quality of community participation and team-working, a village-wide display of willow-sculpture and a highly creditable Community Orchard were amongst the strengths of the tour of this most impressive entry.’
Come on ‘Bloomers’, let’s now go for Gold!
To see the prodigious amount of work put in to Milford’s East Midlands in Bloom entry, have a look at the portfolio that Blooming Milford prepared. It also tells you a great deal about the village – and what dedicated souls we have in the Blooming Milford group! 2013 Milford in Bloom Portfolio
The May Day Celebration – our community’s biggest annual event – was rain affected this year but still a memorable event. To see a gallery of photos from the day, click here
May Day 2012 Click here to see Milford May Day – The Movie, lovingly produced by Craig Scott.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEBSITE
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: email@example.com
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.