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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Happy Birthday to Us!

We launched our first Milford on Sea village website on 20th May 2008, so it is now nine year old & and I don't look a day older!

Milford on Sea Website: When we decided to create this village website, it was purely as a hobby and to provide some more local information for locals and holidaymakers. I say ‘we’, but there is only me, my wife (who inadvertently provides occasional story lines) & our two dogs (who contribute much less than they should!)

From day one we have always loved our independence, and as we take no revenue from anyone this means we can say & do exactly what we like!

We never really considered that people would enjoy what we built, however it is very satisfying to provide a service to the local community which a number of people seem to enjoy.

The site has now taken on a life of its own, and a small hobby has now turned into a big one! As a result, we now have a number of spin offs which have been created for specific purposes to inform and entertain people across the village.

To date: has had 1,585,336 visitors - over a million people with nothing better to read! We are also averaging around 250 visits to the website every day.

Milford on Sea Calendar: This website details anything we hear about that is happening in the village, plus things that may be of interest nearby. The calendar also contains sections of 'Clubs & Classes' and 'Church Services'.

Enjoy Milford on Sea - News Bulletin: We are now up to Edition No. 377 and counting!

The News Bulletin has 2868 local people who regularly receive our e-mail, and 907 unsubscribed people who don't want to hear the village news at all!

Our News Blog keeps people informed with articles and news that is only village related. Some are factual, others embellished, and others simply made up. Over 25,000 News Pages get read every month, and with approaching 1 million page views since we started, it seems most people find something worth reading!

We are always looking for more people to receive the village news, so if you can spread the word to any friends, family or neighbours who you think would like to get our newsletter, please just ask them to send an e-mail to: or complete the form here: We can then ensure all of our community are kept informed of local news, which on some occasions contain actual facts!

Thanks for your support and for as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!


  1. Well done David - you do a brilliant job!!! Nicky x

  2. Brilliant, David! Your lovely eccentric bulletin is great and a fantastic service for all the locals - and further afield. Thanks for all the effort you put in! Nicky x

  3. David, Congratulations. Ever since we moved into Milford over six years ago we have found the website calendar and news bulletins essential reading: both informative and amusing. Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Michael & Alison

  4. Jeff and Valerie14 June 2017 at 10:51

    Many congratulations to David and Ella - can't believe it's 9 years. Great service to the village.

    Many thanks.

    Jeff and Valerie