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Tour of the Town 4th July 2017


Tuesday 4th July 2017

Members of Alfreton Town Council will be undertaking their Annual Tour of the Town and will be at the locations listed below :-


Councillor JW and KW  
Area Approximate Time
Depart from Alfreton House 16.00
Rodgers Lane Play Area 16.02
Crabtree Allotment Site 16.10
Beech Avenue Play Area and Footpath 16.20
Meadow Lane Footpaths 1 & 2 16.35
Meadow Lane Industrial Area 16.45
Alfreton Railway Station 16.50
Milton Avenue Allotment Site 17.05
Flowery Leys Lane Footpath 17.20
Birchwood Road 17.25
Village Green 17.30
Councillors SW and PH  
Peasehill Allotment 18.00
The Green 18.05
Alfreton Welfare Ground 18.10
Footpath Adjacent Alfreton Academy 18.25
Southend Allotments 18.30
Watchorn Play Area 18.40
Alma Watchorn Park including shelter 18.50
Alfreton Park 19.05
House of Confinement 19.10
Bus Station 19.20
Return to Alfreton House 19.30


Printed and Published by T Crookes. Assistant Town Clerk. Alfreton Town Council

Room 12 Alfreton House, High Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7HH. Telephone 01773 520032.

Additional Information

Mayor elected for 2017/18

At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on 16th May 2017, Councillor John Walker was appointed as Mayor for the 17/18 municipal year.  Councillor Walker takes over from Councillor Kerry who presented the Parish Meeting with her Annual report. Councillor Kerry is the Deputy Mayor this year.  If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event please contact the office by email:

office@alfretontc.co.uk or call 01773 520032.  Councillor Mary Kerry can be seen passing the Chain of Office to Councillor John Walker.

Lifesaving defibrillators installed at Alfreton House

Leisure Centre gifts equipment to Town Council.

The Town Council was approached at the end of 2016 as potential recipients of a defibrillator from fund raising at Alfreton Leisure Centre.  The equipment, which is there for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest, has been installed in the grounds of Alfreton House, and is easily identifiable by the bright yellow box.

Fitting a defibrillator and housing unit costs around £1,500, the installation costs have been met by the Town Council and ongoing maintenance and checks of the unit will be the responsibility of the Town Council.  Shown with the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker are Michael Conway who a made significant personal contribution to its purchase, due to having first-hand experience of requiring  a defibrillator whilst having a cardiac arrest at Alfreton Leisure Centre and Manager Peter Sharkey.  Hector the Hound is the Leisure Centre’s mascot and he stole the opportunity to grab the attention of children, so they too become aware of what a defibrillator is and how it can be used to save lives.

Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker said ‘The Council welcome the gift from the Leisure Centre and were happy to support their suggestion of installing the defibrillator at the opposite end of Town to them.  This is a vital piece of equipment which, you would hope is never required but when needed has the proven potential of saving lives.    It will benefit the residents and visitors to Alfreton.

In an emergency, people phone 999 and the ambulance service will give them the access code to open the box housing the defibrillator.

An ambulance is then dispatched and the operator provides guidance on what to do. This is all clearly explained on the front of the box.

The staff and members of Alfreton Town Council have a training session in early July on the correct use of the equipment and maintenance checks.


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."
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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.