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Christmas Lights – Switch On Event 2017

The Town Council were delighted with the gathering of supporters for the Christmas Event and Light Switch On in Alfreton on Saturday 25th November 2017.

The crowds watched as Peppa Pig and the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker, counted down for the spectacular illumination of the lights at Alfreton House and along the High Street to the Christmas Tree.

     

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.

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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 11:35am
The history of Alfreton is is destined for the internet.
Helping the project will be a £750 grant from Alfreton Town Council.
It was handed over by the Mayor, councillor John Walker, to Alfreton and District Heritage Trust. The cash will be spent on MODES, which provides a compact database, software and training.
This will allow the volunteers to catalogue all their historical items and put them on websites, where interested people will be able to find them with the wriggle of a computer mouse.
Councillor Walker feels there is plenty of civic pride and that it is vital for future generations to preserve the fast-changing character of the town.
"Alfreton is completely different from when I came to work here. Buildings have disappeared, rows of traditional houses have disappeared.
"There used to be an annual carnival in the thirties and that was a highlight for people at the time.
"There used to be four collieries within one mile of Alfreton town centre and there used to be a lot of knitwear made. Things change and people are interested in history," he added.
The trust has a heritage centre in the former chapel in Alfreton Cemetery off Rodgers Lane.
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Alfreton Town Council added 42 new photos.Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 2:25pm
Christmas Event 2017
Saturday 25th November
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 11:33am
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A sports-loving mayor handed over £1,500 to encourage cricketers from the age of five to enjoy a lifetime in the game.
The award came from the Grants Fund of Alfreton Town Council. The presentation was made at the annual dinner of Alfreton Cricket Club at The White Hart at Moorwood Moor.
Town Mayor John Walker, who started playing cricket as a boy of seven, said: "The club encourage young people of both sexes and I think that is wonderful. They provide high quality coaching and everyone benefits," added Cllr Walker, who was an all-rounder who only stopped playing the game at around 50. He is also a soccer fan and a season ticket holder at Alfreton Town FC.
Some of the grant will be spent on junior coaching, equipment for coaching, courses to coach the coaches and improve their work.
The remainder of the cash will provide coaching in schools via Derbyshire Cricket Board, funding for under-17 cricket and "All Stars Cricket, an initiative for five to eight-year-olds which has been introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
A club spokesman said: "A big thank you to Alfreton Town Council" "Their continued support is pivotal in allowing the club to provide cricket to young people of the area. On several occasions this season the 1st XI fielded a team that had nine players who came through the youth ranks at Alfreton Cricket Club."
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 3:14pm
Raffle which collected £286.00 run by staff of the Naughty but Nice café on behalf of the Mayor Councillor John Walker.
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 10:08am
The Town Council were delighted with the gathering of supporters for the Christmas Event and Light Switch On in Alfreton on Saturday 25th November 2017.

The crowds watched as Peppa Pig and the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker, counted down for the spectacular illumination of the lights at Alfreton House and along the High Street to the Christmas Tree.

The Town Mayor said “I was delighted to be asked to join Peppa Pig on stage to officially switch on the lights for Alfreton for 2017. This is the 2nd time I have had the pleasure and was once again amazed by the events popularity. We look forward to continuing to provide such event in the future. We take the view that businesses should benefit. In essence, the Christmas lights are an attraction.,"

Peppa Pig was in attendance from 1pm with regular greetings with the excited children waiting to have their photograph with her.

Many stalls were in attendance to raise funds for their own charity or to support the Mayor’s charities for this year, which are Sight Support and Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Home. Over £2000.00 was raised.

The Alfreton Rotary Club ensured that Santa arrived on his sleigh at 1pm to open the grotto overlooked by the Donkeys, Slim and Shady. The fairground rides entertained the youngsters whilst crowds gathered to watch the entertainment on the stage which started with Darley Dales Brass Band, followed by Treble Clef Choir, music by Made @18, Magic Show and Woodbridge School Choir. All interlinked with acts from Elf Antics, Alfreton’s answer to Ant and Dec…….

Local shops were invited to stay open late to add to the festive feel in town.
This is the 4th event organised of its kind, the Town Council have tried a different format each year to please the residents and visitors to the town. The Council welcome feedback on the event and have already responded to ideas and suggestions made both at the event and through Social Media and welcome your input.

The Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Gail Dolman, who organised the event wishes to thank fellow councillors, staff and all those who made the event a success and looks forward to another event in 2018.

On Friday, Cllr Walker collected £286.00 from a raffle run by staff of the Naughty but Nice café and £400.00 from bric-a-brac stalls at the Christian Centre. The money will go into his charity fund which will help the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Home in Skegness and the Sight Support unit at the Royal Derby Hospital.