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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.

Trent Buses Failed Promise To Residents

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns for public safety with the news that local bus operator Trent Barton is to press ahead with the introduction of larger buses on the nines route only months after assuring local residents that it would not run larger busses down Alma and Grange Streets in the town. The promise came at a public meeting organised by the Town Council and attended by over 100 residents after much concern that the roads along the new route were extremely narrow and congested and pass three schools, three nurseries and a Surestart centre.

Town Mayor Cllr Mary Kerry said “not only is it regrettable that busses continue to run down narrow residential streets filled daily with young children, but to find out that Trent Barton are reneging on their promise to local residents a little over eighteen months since the public meeting is totally unacceptable “. The Town Council has called upon Trent Barton to rethink its plans and keep its promise and run their larger busses via the High Street to protect local residents and school children.

Grotto and Foodbank at Tesco

The Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry was invited to open the Grotto and raise awareness of the Foodbank collection in Tesco’s on Saturday 3rd December 2016.

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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.