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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 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."
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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.
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Alfreton Town Council shared Amber Valley Dementia Action Alliance's post.Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 9:17am
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 2:22pm
In March the Council wrote to David Nieper Academy to understand the issues of the unfinished ground works and to raise concerns from Local Residents in that area. A response has been received from the Academy confirming that the unfinished works will be completed and that a new contractor is being sought with work expected to be completed in summer.
The Academy was also pleased to report that they were expecting a full capacity for their year 7 intake for 2018/19.
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, April 30th, 2018 at 9:00am
Dog Bags
At their Meeting in February 2018 the Council agreed to continue to provide free dog bags available from Alfreton House.