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.

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 9:54am
Happy Fest - proudly supported by Alfreton Town Council
Our Alfreton is a group of independent shops in Alfreton with an aim to improve the vibrancy of the town and promote independent shopping in Alfreton
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:07pm
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.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, May 24th, 2018 at 2:34pm
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre(DUWC) - Grant approved

A grant for £5000.00 was awarded to DUWC in April, members heard a presentation from Colin Hampton regarding the £92,000.00 funding cuts that they are facing following the end of financial support from the Borough and County Councils. They rely on generous donations and Local Council support along with some regeneration and charitable funding. The Centre provides invaluable support for residents of Alfreton and surrounding villages, a mixture of open door drop-in and telephone advice. Free and independent welfare rights advice and representation, as well as campaigning for the rights of those who are unemployed, on a low income or sick, injured or disabled by their work.

Without this support, the future of Alfreton and other centres would be in jeopardy.

The Centre is currently assisting with 18 pending tribunal claims for Alfreton, has competed for 22 since January 2017, with arrears amounting to £76,541.60 in Lump sums and annualised additional weekly payments which could be spent in our local economy. A similar picture can be told for Ironville and Riddings £26,135.90 and Somercotes £25,821.88. Much more has been brought into the pockets of local people from the benefits and tax credits take-up work that the Centre has specialised in. These claims improve the lives of those receiving them. With Universal Credit due to be fully rolled out in Amber Valley in the near future the Centre’s services are going to be much in demand by residents of Alfreton.

In this time 170 Alfreton residents have been helped at Alfreton House, many seeking help for families – so the true number helped is much more. There have been 1268 enquiries made at this office with people accessing the service from surrounding areas.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town Council added 2 new photos.Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 11:19am
The Mayor of Alfreton has praised an expanding firm for its decision to stay in the town and create 30 new jobs.
Cllr John Walker made the comments after opening a High Street extension of Bidwell and Henderson Cost Consultants.
The company, which works with a range of law firms across the UK, has recently seen its number of consultants rise from 15 to 22.
It was first set up in Alfreton House as tenants of the Town Council before moving onto the High Street. Since then, it has gradually expanded on the site.
Cllr Walker said: "We are very glad they have remained in the town and produced quality jobs.
"They bring another aspect of work to Alfreton and certainly help the economy," added Cllr Walker who is a member of the Town Council. He was recently re-elected to Amber Valley Borough Council.
With its road and rail links, as well as a range of housing, Alfreton is proving attractive to a range of industries.
The firm was created in 2014 by its three current directors, Rebecca and Mark Bidwell with Ann Henderson. They are all local and say Alfreton is a perfect location because it is central to them.
The company handles bills for solicitors, ensuring law firms get paid promptly and correctly. This often helps solicitors to provide legal aid to hard-up people who would struggle to afford it.
Last year, the directors took on the firms' first trainees and an apprentice, Chelsea Allcock, who is from Alfreton. She has already done so well that she won promotion.
A company official said: "Our work offers professional legal jobs for anyone looking for a career in law with the chance to progress. We offer a variety of work and flexible working.
"We have grown quickly because our team is focused on providing the best level of service to our solicitor clients.
"We are looking to recruit 30 new team members over the next 12 months. We intend to remain in Alfreton and bring more professional jobs to the area."
Director Rebecca Bidwell said: "Alfreton has been and will continue to be the perfect location for our professional legal business.
"We have recruited exceptional team members here and being able to enjoy the benefits of the high street daily is a real plus."
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 9:34am
Footpath 70 Closure
The Council were informed about the continued closure of footpath 70 on the Wheeldons development on Outseats Farm and raised concerns with Derbyshire County Council as the closure had been in place before the dates notified and requesting that sufficient space is left open. They were also disappointed that no consultation had taken place on this closure.