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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 21st, 2017 at 12:12pm
The Town Council are pleased to support the Foodbank in Alfreton with a grant for £2500.00, this will be used to rent the rooms for the facility. The foodbank is provided by The Trussell Trust which is based in South Normanton.
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 11:59am
The Council offices will close today and reopen on Wednesday 3rd January.
We wish all residents of Alfreton a Happy Christmas and New Year.
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 11:58am
The Town Council are proud to once again support ADASC with a grant for £1500.00 to support their bid for a 'Community Football Club' and improved facilities. A letter of support has been given to assist in their fund raising and the Council thanked the club for their dedication to the community.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 11:35am
The history of Alfreton 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