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



IMG_7608-EditDarren Reid, pictured with his latest work depicting Brixham Harbour, is a resident of Sunny Hill who only picked up a paintbrush in 2011.  He has sold every one of his 14 paintings and is now to be represented by Plus One in Belgravia, one of the world’s leading galleries for photorealist art.  See full story here


Mill 02 Milford Market Place 2
Old Milford & Makeney has been revealed through some fascinating photographs and text in a new publication Derwent Valley Mills Through Time by Adrian Farmer.  For the stories behind the two photos above and how to purchase this marvellous book, click here


For the latest Planning Applications, click here
Chevin Green Farm now has a bespoke hairdressers in its grounds.  Read more here
Is it the end of both the Bowls Club and Archery Club?  Steven Evanson has emailed the Webmaster to make us aware of the threatened eviction of the bowls and archery club from Milford Recreation Ground.  He tell us that a letter has been sent to Nealies Property Services to try to renegotiate the situation
Abner Sanders 457We continue to post information about the Milford soldiers commemorated on the war memorial.  Thanks to Tim Sanders, we have some information on Abner Sanders, the first Milford soldier to die in the Great War.  To see more, click here
Read the latest news on the campaign to oppose the effective closure of two footpaths between Milford and Belper. Residents who have regularly walked these paths can help make a difference.  Read more here
Makeney Morris made their debut at the May Day Celebrations.  Fancy joining them? Click here for more details…
A chat with the builders at the STRUTT ARMS has revealed that it is going to remain as the Strutt Arms and provide beer and food with the addition of some accommodation.  It will not be part of a chain but privately owned
New Planning Applications… click here
The Holly Bush has been voted Amber Valley CAMRA Pub of the Year.  Read more here


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.