Welcome to the website for Milford & Makeney

MMCG LogoThe 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

 

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 info@derwent-hydro.co.uk) or oour agent BB&J on 01332 292825.’
The webmaster writes: Might there be interest in creating a community shop?Read more here.

 Want to help Chevin Green Farm win a coveted award?

Chevin Green Farm 001Milford’s award-winning B&B has been shortlisted for the prestigious Dorset Cereals B&B Awards 2016 – and the public has been invited to vote.  See more here

Have a need?  A want?  A sale?

garden_with_dadThis 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.
TC vol 2 no. 7-1More Treacle City Newsletters to view.  Click here

 

 

 
010 OctoberThe 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 002Milford Social Club now has a bigger screen for viewing sports events.  All the big Euro 2016 matches will be shown. Live Entertainment: 2nd July Jiggers and Folkers | 23rd July Rod Stewart & Blondie | 6th August Reverb.  All 8 pm start
F08 NP4B logo 13Feb16There are two public meetings in June about the Belper Neighbourhood Plan.  Click here to read more.

Photos of Milford May Day

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Milford May Day 2016 036See report and more photos here

 

 

Sarah Stanton Longdon 005Belper 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 

 

 

Jacci-WoodcockMilford woman’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign gains national attention
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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

Gateway Visitor Centre - Models 029Cromford 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

East Mill DecayYou 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.

OTHER RECENT NEWS / ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE:

Paula Fox talks about her first year as Headteacher at Milford Primary – ‘Very busy but successful and rewarding.’  Click here for more.
Derby Telegraph’s ‘Beerhunter’ Colston Crawford has named the Holly Bush as his Pub of the Year, applauding it as ‘a magnificent pub in many ways.’  Read more here
 
Angelo’s win Derby Food & Drink Awards.  Click here
For the latest Planning Applications, click here
Chevin Green Farm now has a bespoke hairdressers in its grounds.  Read more here
 
WHAT’S ON THIS WEBSITE
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.