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 next Belper Neighbourhood Plan meeting is at Milford Social Club. The subject is Energy & Infrastructure. Read more here.
Open Gardens at Chevin Brae – Sunday July 3rd
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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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The booklet for Discovery Walks in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has recently been published and includes a new walk around Makeney and Milford’s West Side. Read more here
Milford Social Club has fortnightly Live Entertainment on a Saturday: 23rd July Rod Stewar & Blondie | 6th August Reverb | 20th Aug Jessie Lace | 3rdSept Rod Stewart & Blondie | 10th Sept JJ Galway | 24th Sept Hard to Handle | 1st October Modest | 15th Oct Jessie Lace | 5th November Midnight Pumpkin Trucks | 12th Nov Rod Stewart & Blondie | 3rd December Joggers & Folkers. All 8.30 pm start. Free admission
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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