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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.

Alfreton Christmas Lights Switch On

Annual Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 25th November 2017 1-7pm

In the grounds of Alfreton House with stalls, fair and live acts on stage. Santa will be in his grotto too.
Peppa Pig will switch on the lights with Cllr John Walker at 7pm.

Pigeon nuisance in Town

The Town Council has been forced to withdraw from a project to try and deal with the pigeon nuisance on Institute Lane after receiving notification from Amber Valley Borough Council that the authority were no longer partnering on the project in spite of being responsible for Environmental Health. As part of the initial stages of the project the Town Council pressed for signs to be installed on the lamp posts to asked the public not to feed the birds, but the next steps on the project have now been abandoned.

The Town Council are again reminding the public not to feed the birds as it encourages pigeons and other rodents. Pigeons are wild animals should not depend on humans to be a source of their food. Food waste makes the area dirty, attracts flies and rats together with bird droppings from the overfed animals which creates health issues also causing detrimental effects on buildings and the appearance of the town. Posters will also be distributed to shops in the area to display and remind the public not to feed the birds. Concerned residents are asked to contact Amber Valley Borough Councils Environmental Health team on 01773 570222.

Party in the Park 2017

       At the Party in the Park 2017, Alfreton Town Council members held a stall to raise awareness of what services the council offer.

Visitors to the stand were greeted by members and asked for their priorities for the town along with suggested names for the Village Green on Outseat’s.  Once the information has been collated it will be published here and on social media.

A cheque for £2960 was presented to Liam Connell by Councillors M Kerry, G Dolman and S Marshall-Clarke from the grants fund of Alfreton Town Council.  This purchased the hire of the marquee and chairs for the event.


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Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6:21pm
Alfreton paused and fell silent in honour of the fallen of the two world wars and the conflicts which have followed.
On Remembrance Sunday, traffic was halted as more than 1,000 people attended the minute's silence and heard the Last Post played at the War Memorial on King Street.
Earlier, the civic party were among people who attended a wreath-laying and brief service at the Methodist War Memorial in Alfreton Cemetery.
With residents lining the streets, the party walked from Rodgers Lane to the memorial in the town centre. The party included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire Jonathan Powers, Alfreton Mayor councillor John Walker, Amber Valley Mayor David Wilson and Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills.
It was headed by a band with representatives from the armed forces, youth organisations, voluntary and business groups, as well as councillors.
After the minute's silence at 11am, hundreds of people joined the party to walk to St Martin's Church on Church Street, where service was held. Names of all the town's fallen were read out, including the sole victim of an air raid on Alfreton during World War II.
Later the civic party returned to the war memorial to take the salute from all the organisations which filed past on High Street.
Alfreton Mayor councillor Walker, who has been involved in the event since 1991, said: "There were well over 1,000 people at the War Memorial on High Street and that is a conservative estimate.
"The attendance was very impressive. It just gets bigger and bigger and bigger.
"People are more aware of the wars and the conflicts that have followed like in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.
"Young people are also very knowledgeable about it and that is probably down to the schools," he added.
On Saturday November 11, he was with Amber Valley Mayor councillor Wilson as two wreaths were laid on the pitch before Alfreton Town's match with York City at the Impact Arena. One was provided by each club and a minute's silence was observed by all fans.
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 12:00am
Alfreton Town Council continued their long support of Alfreton Town Football Club with a further twelve month extension of their sponsorship with sponsorship of £3000.00.

The sponsorship, amongst other benefits, provide free of charge admission for each home League game for ten members of local groups, clubs, schools and community organisations in the Town. Any group interested in attending a future fixture should contact the Town Council on 01773 520032 for further information.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 4:00pm
The Town Council were pleased to award a grant of £1500.00 to Alfreton Cricket Club at their Full Council Meeting on 17th September 2017. This will help to fund coaching, equipment, development and qualifications for their team.
The Town Council welcome new applications for grant funding, if you are part of a club or group which benefits residents of Alfreton the Town Council will be pleased to hear from you. A form can be obtained from the office or by following this link.
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Alfreton Town Council added 4 new photos.Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 10:10am
Christmas Lights Switch On
Saturday 25th November 2017
Alfreton House
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, October 6th, 2017 at 12:52pm
The Council respects individual’s right to express one's ideas and opinions freely through speech, writing, and other forms of communication but without deliberately causing harm to others' character and/or reputation by false or misleading statements.
The Council will not tolerate abusive language in any communication channel. Where foul language or unpleasant comments are made on social media the Council will remove the persons comments from their site so that it does not offend others.