our mickleover    

“Our Mickleover” – it’s a simple name, a simple concept. Established with the aim of binding together our ever-expanding suburb to keep that ‘village’ feel, we’re a mixed bunch of folk. Some are members of local clubs or churches. Others work in or own local shops and businesses. Several have children attending our nurseries and schools, others teach those children. All of us have a vested interest in Mickleover as a community and that’s why we’re coming together.

We have already run many events which have brought the Mickleover Community together to enjoy themselves. 

We also campaign to improve the environment of Mickleover, with a current emphasis on removing the longstanding eyesore of the derelict garage site on the corner of Limes Avenue


If you want to more details of events, visit our Facebook site

Our most recent event was the Easter Bunny Hunt.


Our big event last year was the Giant Waterslide and Adventure Day  which was sponsored by MBS and HUUB and raised money for Cancer UK
 Your children might have participated in our Bunny Hunts at Easter in the last four years



And thousands of you join us each year at the at our Spring Fetes over the last four years. These pictures are of the Summer Fete on 21st June 2015


In September both in each year we organised the Great Mickleover Scarecrow Festival. Last year it was 21st to 28th September

We even made a scarecrow live on BBC Radio Derby!



You will have seen a difference in Mickleover at Christmas through the efforts of Our Mickleover. 


Last year, there was a Christmas Tree at the Parade, a life size Nativity Scene at the Community Centre and trees in the area illuminated illuminated for the festive period. The festivities to for the lights switch-on a Band, other entertainment and Carol Singing.

The festivities for Christmas 2013 were on Sunday 1st December, when the centre of the village was closed to traffic to make room for a Christmas Market, Funfair, entertainment, refreshments, Carol SInging and other attractions, and the switching on of the new improved Christmas lights and Fireworks. It was a great success and was attended by an estimated 5000 people.  Some pictures of the event are shown below and more information is on  our Facebook site


In Autumn 2012 the volunteers planted Daffodil bulbs, funded by the Neighbourhood Board. 

See the improvement to the centre of the village

Clearing the undergrowth.                     Planting the Daffodils.                                 The result



And this is just the beginning. Our Mickleover have some really exciting events planned for the entire community in 2013



Some Dates for your 2014 Diary

Bunny Hunt - Week before Easter

26th May - Summer Fair

21st - 28th September - Scarecrow Festival

30th November - Mickleover Christmas Lights Switch-on




Be sure to bookmark this web page to get the very latest news and information about Our Mickleover and the events we are organizing.


If you would like further details about Our Mickleover or our forthcoming events or you have ideas of your own for potential activities, or if you’d simply like to join us, please get in contact or come along to our next meeting. We look forward to meeting you!


For further information please contact

David Lewis - 07714205229 or 

Nicola RIpon -



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