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
Welcome to Nicky Fenton who will be taking services at Holy Trinity, Milford following her appointment as Priest in Charge of the benefice that also includes the churches at Holbrook and Hazelwood. As she told this website, she is delighted to be here and is looking forward to meeting parishioners. Don’t offer her tea or coffee, though: she doesn’t drink either. However, she loves cake – and usually carries round a lemon drizzle sponge! To read more about Nicky, click here
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SORRY… NO MILFORD CALENDAR FOR 2017
Sadly, there will be no Milford & Makeney Calendar for 2017. Webmaster Ashley Franklin, who has produced a calendar since 2012, says the closure of the Milford Store makes it impossible. As he explains: ‘On average, I have sold around 150 calendars each year but more than 85 sales were made in the store. I get support from the two pubs, Social Club, school and Chapel but with the small amounts they sell, I can’t take the risk.’ Maybe someone could take over the store?…
Want to take over the village store?
A notice has appeared in the window of the former Milford Store. The building that housed the store is now a part of Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd (DHPL). This local business, which owns and operates 13 hydropower stations (including one at Milford) generating and selling renewable electricity, is using the lower floor office space. The upper floor is untouched. This is the notice DHPL have put up:
‘The shop is now to let and we are keen to find a tenant who will benefit the local community. If you have any ideas or interest in running a business from this location, please contact us (0845 680 2942 or email email@example.com) or oour agent BB&J on 01332 292825.’
The webmaster writes: Might there be interest in creating a community shop?Read more 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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Photos of Milford May Day
See report and more photos here
Belper Arts Festival Trail revealed the talents of Milford photographer Sarah Stanton Longdon (pictured below next to her photo of The Chevin). To read more about Sarah’s photography, click here
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Strutt Arms ‘re-opening in September as an Italian restaurant’
You might have noticed that workmen are back at the Strutt Arms site. The webmaster has heard that the pub is re-opening as an Italian restaurant. A local resident informed the webmaster that he was dining at Salva’s Trattoria & Pizzeria – the Italian diner beneath the King’s Head in Duffield – and the owner Salvatore informed him that he had taken over the Strutt and would be opening in September, with over 100 covers. Watch this space…
‘Gateway’ to Milford officially open
Cromford Mills has officially opened its Gateway Centre which invites visitors to explore the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Read more here
Concern over Belper Mill
You only have to look at the photo above, taken by our webmaster in the summer of 2015, to see that Belper’s East Mill is degenerating. A BBC East Midlands TV Inside Out programme highlights the plight of the mill. Click here: BBC TV Inside Out – Belper East Mill to view the programme. The feature on the mill is just over 20 minutes in.
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