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.

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 Council updated their cover photo.Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 1:06pm
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 10:21am
Library Consultation

Derbyshire County Council has a consultation currently live on the draft Public Library Service Strategy ‘Libraries for Derbyshire’ consultation. Seeking views on the following proposals in the draft strategy:

That the libraries in 20 communities in Tier 4 will be transferred to community management
That the community-managed libraries are retained as part of our statutory network
That we will implement a tiered approach, which will be used to decide on provision and resources for libraries in the future
That there will be a reduction in weekly opening hours across the library service
That there will be a reduction in the materials fund (books, audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio, online resources like Newsbank and newspapers)
That voluntary and community organisations will be consulted with a view to creating an alternative way of delivering the mobile library service
That the future implementation of Smart Libraries be considered
That the DVD hire loan service will cease
That feedback will be gathered and considered on the potential impact of the proposals.

The Town Council responded to the consultation and do not support the proposal. The Town Council are concerned that there will be 5 hours loss of opening times and surrounding areas will be closed or further reduced which will have a further impact on Alfreton Library.

You can complete the survey yourself by following this link https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/have-your-say/consultation-search/all-consultations/consultation-details/libraries-for-derbyshire.aspx
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Alfreton Town Council added 2 new photos.Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 1:36pm
Rock and Bike Festival happening this weekend near Alfreton
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 2:37pm
The Town Council were pleased to award two grants in June at their Full Council Meeting to;
Alfreton Party in the Park £3340.00 - to provide the marquee for live music performances and Amber Sound to provide music in the main arena
Alfreton Special School £500.00 - to provide a manual awning in the garden so that gardening activities can take place in all weathers
The Town Council are proud to support the work of local groups and clubs and to be providing continued support to these two causes.
If you would like to apply for a grant the application can be found on the Town Council website.
http://alfretontowncouncil.co.uk/policies-and-procedures/
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, July 5th, 2018 at 2:14pm
Alfreton & District Heritage Centre celebrates its 25th anniversary over the weekend of 7th/8th July.

There are fresh information boards and displays, full video projection, DVDs, recent local publications and commemorative mugs for sale.