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


Missing Cat

Can you help find Toots?  He lives on Hopping Hill so if you live thereabouts, please check your shed or outside building.  If you think you have seen Toots or can pass on any information, please call at No 2 Hopping Hill or phone 07968 587193

Milford Blooms with Pride

Three Milford entries in East Midlands in Bloom 2018 have won awards: Millers Way won praise from the judges in the It’s Your Neighbourhood category with Social Club gaining the best pub floral display prize.  Also, a garden in the village won best individual garden.  Report to follow…

Read the October Newsletter from Holy Trinity Church by clicking here: Church newsletter Oct 2018

Interpretation board cleaned by Town Council


Your webmaster was walking past Milford’s interpretation board – the one on the Triangle – and noticed how mucky it had become.  What could we do to get a new board or at least try and get the current one cleaned?  Well, it’s good news… the Webmaster contacted Belper Town Council to find out if they were responsible for the boards and, although they aren’t, they still sent out a team to give them a good clean.  And a great job they did, too.  Thank you, Belper Town Council!

Milford’s new Post Box

Milford has got its post box back.  However, does anyone agree with the webmaster that it looks to be in totally the wrong place?  As you’ll see from the photo, it’s on the side of the main road opposite all the housing.  Previously it was near to the school at the bottom of Sunny Hill.  As one resident remarked: ‘It’s probably bureaucracy at work as I suspect it was easier to dig up a grass verge than a tarmac pavement.’


New Restaurant for Milford

A new ‘World Kitchen’ restaurant – Soi on the Weir – is set to open in the old Mill House pub building.  Read more here

Floral Displays in Milford 

Thank you to Gill, the owner of the house near the King William, for brightening up our summer even more with fabulous displays of colour.  Thanks also to Milford in Bloom for the introduction of a wooden well on the triangle opposite the Strutt.

Milford Store now Re [opened] as Re [space] 


To read the cafe/store’s vision statement, and to see more photos, click here


Strutt Arms – Latest

Have you noticed that there is now significant refurbishing work going on inside the Strutt Arms?  We are now hopeful that we will see the Strutt open in the very near future.  It’s thought that the Strutt will operate as a pub, restaurant and hotel.


King William Quizzers Raise £1300 for Air Ambulance

Read more here

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
 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.  



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.