Welcome to Alfreton Town Council

This site provides you with news of local matters, contact details for the Council and Council Members, meeting dates, minutes and various other useful documents.

New Mayor Appointed for 2018/19

At the Annual Meeting of Full Council held in May, the Town Council elected Councillor Mary Kerry as its Mayor for the 2018-19 Municipal Year.
Councillor Mary Kerry has accepted her second appointment as Town Mayor and looks forward to promoting the Town of Alfreton. If you would like the Mayor to attend an event or visit your organisation then please get in touch,
The photograph shows the outgoing Town Mayor Councillor Walker presenting the new Town Mayor Councillor Kerry with her chain of office.

Commemorating WWI – 100 Years


At the meeting in March, Members resolved to purchase a WWI memorial bench for Alfreton House.  This will be positioned on the lawn at the House to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.  On the 11th November 2018 at 7pm there will also be a lighting of the Beacon Ceremony to coincide with 1,000 other beacons throughout the UK.  More details will follow closer to the event.
There are further plans to install 2 further benches, one at the Centenary Green and one at the War Memorial.

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Alfreton Town Council updated their cover photo.Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 1:06pm
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 10:21am
Library Consultation

Derbyshire County Council has a consultation currently live on the draft Public Library Service Strategy ‘Libraries for Derbyshire’ consultation. Seeking views on the following proposals in the draft strategy:

That the libraries in 20 communities in Tier 4 will be transferred to community management
That the community-managed libraries are retained as part of our statutory network
That we will implement a tiered approach, which will be used to decide on provision and resources for libraries in the future
That there will be a reduction in weekly opening hours across the library service
That there will be a reduction in the materials fund (books, audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio, online resources like Newsbank and newspapers)
That voluntary and community organisations will be consulted with a view to creating an alternative way of delivering the mobile library service
That the future implementation of Smart Libraries be considered
That the DVD hire loan service will cease
That feedback will be gathered and considered on the potential impact of the proposals.

The Town Council responded to the consultation and do not support the proposal. The Town Council are concerned that there will be 5 hours loss of opening times and surrounding areas will be closed or further reduced which will have a further impact on Alfreton Library.

You can complete the survey yourself by following this link https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/have-your-say/consultation-search/all-consultations/consultation-details/libraries-for-derbyshire.aspx
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Alfreton Town Council added 2 new photos.Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 1:36pm
Rock and Bike Festival happening this weekend near Alfreton
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 2:37pm
The Town Council were pleased to award two grants in June at their Full Council Meeting to;
Alfreton Party in the Park £3340.00 - to provide the marquee for live music performances and Amber Sound to provide music in the main arena
Alfreton Special School £500.00 - to provide a manual awning in the garden so that gardening activities can take place in all weathers
The Town Council are proud to support the work of local groups and clubs and to be providing continued support to these two causes.
If you would like to apply for a grant the application can be found on the Town Council website.
http://alfretontowncouncil.co.uk/policies-and-procedures/
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, July 5th, 2018 at 2:14pm
Alfreton & District Heritage Centre celebrates its 25th anniversary over the weekend of 7th/8th July.

There are fresh information boards and displays, full video projection, DVDs, recent local publications and commemorative mugs for sale.