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


There is yet another wonderful display of summer colour in Milford & Makeney.  The Social Club has done us proud yet again, and so has the Holly Bush.  And thanks to the owners of the Old Bike Shop which has joined with the Old Post Office and King William in displaying such wonderful floral colour on the  A6.


Belper & Milford Calendar Out Now

Our webmaster Ashley Franklin is delighted to announce that he has produced a 2018 Calendar which will make up for the fact that there will be no Milford & Makeney Calendar for a second year owing to the closure of the Milford Store.  The Belper & Milford Calendar he has made available consists of 8 Belper images and 4 of Milford & Makeney.  Below is the March page.  To see the other three Milford pages and the 8 of Belper, click here.  
The Calendar is currently on sale in Belper at Hallmark, Fresh Basil, Hall of Frames and The Bookshop – price: £9.95.  It can also be bought online.  Click here to purchase.


Strutt Arms ‘could re-open by Christmas’

You may have noticed some movement down at the Strutt Arms recently after many dormant months. Our Webmaster has now learnt from Roger Carter of Carter Construction – who are doing the rebuilding work on the Strutt Arms – that the renovation work is now underway and that the planned restaurant could be open in time for Christmas.  It’s thought that the restaurant will offer European cuisine, though nothing has been confirmed yet.  Accommodation will be available, too.

Holy Trinity Church in Milford raised £750 from a concert given by singers from Belper Musical Theatre.  See photos here

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


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.


 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.  Oct 7: Hard to Handle | Nov 4: Modest | Nov 25 : Midnight Pumpkin Trucks | Dec 2: Elvis | Dec 16: Ricky & The Retros

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.