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


King William Quizzers Raise £1300 for Air Ambulance

Read more here

Christmas Lights Switch On


Holy Trinity Church Winter Worship

Due to heating problems, Sunday services at Milford’s parish church will be held in the Baptist Church.  Read more here.

Milford projects acclaimed by East Midlands in Bloom


Work done on Milford’s Triangle and Millers Way in Hopping Hill Meadow has won recognition in the 2017 East Midlands in Bloom awards.  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

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 consists of 8 Belper images and 4 of Milford & Makeney.  Below is the October page showing Milford Weir. 
To see the other three Milford pages and the 8 of Belper, click here.  
The Calendar is currently on sale in Milford at the Holly Bush, King William and Social Club and in Belper at Hallmark, Fresh Basil, Hall of Frames, Today’s Express, Kalico and The Bookshop – price: £9.95.  It can also be bought online.  Click here to purchase.

 The Last Post?

Milford resident Griff is reporting the disappearance of the post-box at the bottom of Sunny Hill.  As Griff points out: ‘Our postie says he’d heard it’d been taken away “for repair” – its supporting post was rotten – but he was as sceptical as I am about whether we’ll ever see a replacement.  Stop Press… the Post Office has been informed that it needs planning permission to replace the post, so one wonders if our Post Box will return.  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.  For the December programme, 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.   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.