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



Warning: There has been a spate of burglaries in Duffield over the past few weeks.  Houses and sheds have been targeted during daytime.  Make sure your buildings are fully secure.

Milford School Head celebrates first year

Paula Fox, Head Teacher - Milford Primary 002Paula Fox talks about her first year as Headteacher at Milford Primary – ‘Very busy but successful and rewarding.’  Click here for more.

Holly Bush named Pub of the Year 2015


The October page of the Milford & Makeney Calendar 2016.

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

What’s happening at the Strutt Arms?

Nothing is happening at the Strutt Arms which is why our webmaster has been quizzed by so many people asking why, not surprisingly as the site was not only sold but also workmen turned up (even a crane appeared for a day or two) before, after a few months, all went quiet.  Here is what we know: the business which bought the site is intending to turn it into a carvery-style diner but had to divert attention to a much more pressing development elsewhere. Once that development is complete,  work on the Strutt Arms will recommence.

What’s been going on with our chimney?

Milford Chimney Work 010You may have noticed that some work had been going on at the top of the mill chimney.  Apparently, the steeplejacks were strengthening the chimney and making it more stable.  They had been seen, for example, replacing the bolts in the strengthening bands around the chimney. The Derby Telegraph ran a short piece on the chimney work but nothing was revealed as the developers Clowes were ‘unavailable for comment.’
To see more photos by Ashley, click 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.



Interested in becoming a Maid of the Mill?  Click here for more
The Women’s Institute now has a Photo Gallery
Former Milford artist featured in Derbyshire Life 
Chevin Green Farm has retained its coveted Michelin Award.  Click 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
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.