This is 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.

Holy Trinity Open Day ‘great success’

The recent Open Day at Holy Trinity Church brought up lots of encouraging ideas and suggestions for keeping the church open.  Click here to read more

Monthly Music Nights at Holy Trinity

Encouraged by the Open Day, a series of Friday folk/acoustic music nights are to take place at the church, starting on March 15th with SUE HINDS, who is organising the evenings.  To read more and to find out how YOU can perform or help out, click here


New Visit Milford and Visit Belper pages on Facebook

Local man Andrew Huskinson has set up a Visit Milford in Derbyshire DE56 Facebook page as well as one for Belper in order to promote both places as a tourist destination. This idea was sparked when Andrew attended a Belper Vision meeting and a B&B owner said there was not much about Belper on the web.

To view the Milford Facebook page, click here

To view the Belper Facebook page, click here

Milford Flood – Ian and Cathy thank all who helped 

A sincere thank you to everyone for their thoughts and best wishes following the flooding at 1 The Bridge. Many people have dropped by with offers of help and this is greatly appreciated. Severn Trent have been fantastic and are in to the process of cleaning up. It will probably be a couple of months until we are right but we will be at home. Flowers still available through Cathy!

Very best regards, Ian and Cathy

Dramatic film from Ian’s own phone moments after the mains burst

The Webmaster has created a page under the History menu as an archive of this momentous event which saw Milford & Makeney hit the national headlines.

For BBC report and pictures, click here  

For video of the scenes around Milford & Makeney, click here  

For videos on Twitter, click here  

Makeney Hall Hospital – Any Memories?

A woman called Meryl contacted the Webmaster to ask if anyone has any memories of Makeney Hall when it was a hospital?  If so, please contact the Webmaster

Here We Went a Wassailing

Milford & Makeney residents have just taken part in the third annual Wassail in a local orchard.  To read all about it and see more photos, click here


New Restaurant Soi Kitchens now open

A new ‘World Kitchen’ restaurant – Soi on the Weir – has finally opened in the old Mill House pub building.  According to their website, you can ‘explore a world of flavours all under one roof’ with a menu ‘inspired by the delicious dishes you will find served by street vendors all over the world and especially in South East Asia.’
To see their opening times and opening discount offers, click here for their website:
There are still vacancies for various positions.

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:
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.