Welcome to 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.  Email webmaster@milford-makeney.org



Message from Nicky, the Vicar at Holy Trinity… ‘After many years of struggling to keep going, the problems with the building are so huge, that the small congregation believe it is no longer viable or sustainable. We regret to inform you that we have almost run out of money and cannot see how we

can continue to keep the church open.

So, with a heavy heart, we would like to share our predicament with you and hear your views on the possibility of it closing. Hence, we would like to invite all members of Milford community to an open meeting and conversation.

Wednesday 18th July 7:30-8:30pm

Holy Trinity Church, A6, Milford, coffee & cakes from 7:15pm

A Memorable May Day

 To see a gallery of photos, click here

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.

Millhouse – new owners on the way

The Millhouse’s last trading day was April 15th.  On the pub’s Facebook page, the manager said he was ‘gutted’ about the decision to close.  Their Facebook post also reveals that an ‘independent buyer’ is coming.  It’s thought that the business that has taken over the Strutt has bought the Millhouse.

Milford & Makeney WI – New Venue

Milford and Makeney WI have a new venue: the Baptist Church in Duffield (on the left side of the A6 driving towards Derby).  For more details and the rest of their 2018 Programme, click here

New weekly podcast for Belper arts

ArtsWord is described as a new platform for creatives in Derbyshire, which includes a preview of films at the Belper Ritz.  To listen to this week’s podcast, click here.   To read more about ArtsWord, click here: 


Holly Bush write-up appears in Sunday Telegraph

Read full transcript here


King William Quizzers Raise £1300 for Air Ambulance

Read more here

Meet Milford’s Adult Care Coordinator

Nicky Mount from Derbyshire Adult Care is here in Milford & Makeney to work with people with disabilities, mental health issues, older people and their families and or carers.  She aims to support people towards their view of ‘a good life’.  To read more and to find out whether Nicky could help you, click here

The Last Post?

After Milford resident Griff reported the disappearance of the post-box at the bottom of Sunny Hill, he has now learnt that it will be replaced.  Thanks are due to our constituency MP, Pauline Latham, who wrote a letter to the Post Office.  Their reply informed her that a replacement box will be erected soon.  For the moment, the nearest box is now on Hopping Hill. 

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: 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.