Keith Milmer took over Haddenham.net in May 2012 and, after a major re-design, the website was re-launched at the start of July 2012. Together with its linked social media platform (the Haddenham.net Facebook page, created in 2016) it is hoped that Haddenham.net can act as an electronic replacement for the traditional local newspaper.
Both the HdN website and the Facebook page are operated on a totally voluntary basis and are not monetised in any way. They are offered as a service to the local community.
Keith has lived in Haddenham in two phases: he and his wife first moved into the village in 1982, and lived very happily here with their two sons Jonathan and Simon, during their sons' formative years. Leaving Haddenham in 1997, the family began a series of sojourns in various rural locations in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, largely focused on gaining easier access to school and work, before returning to their beloved Haddenham in the Summer of 2011.
Keith's primary profession has been as a lecturer and consultant in leadership development, and he was a member of faculty at Ashridge Business School, near Berkhamsted. He took early retirement after nearly 21 years at Ashridge, and now maintains an independent consultancy role.
Keith succeeded John Landon as the Chairman of the original Patient Participation Group in Haddenham, and edited and published the Haddenham Health News for approximately 10 years, until leaving the village in 1997. The magazine was left in the very capable hands of Felicity Hilder, OBE.
More recently, Keith published a local newsletter and maintained the website for three closely linked villages in South Bedfordshire, including Whipsnade — best known for its zoo and tree cathedral. The local "ParishLink" was the focus of all news and events for that community. His primary aim in taking over and re-launching Haddenham.net is to provide the local community with a focal point for all news and information relating to life in the village and its immediate locality. He hopes that the website will complement all the other sources of information, both in printed media and online, so that Haddenham.net can be a portal to all that is happening in Haddenham.
Keith invites all organisers of clubs, societies, charities, schools, churches and local service providers to furnish him with regular news and updates of their planned activities, so that Haddenham.net continues to serve the needs of every age group in our local community.
Please feel free to make direct contact with information or feedback. Keith's contact details are:
Tel: 290244 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org