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.

Christmas Elf Competition

The Town Council have run a “Christmas Elf Competition” in conjunction with their lights switch on, for children to spot 14 Elves in businesses windows around the town.

The competition Winners have now been drawn and will be contacted directly, well done to everyone that took part!

 

Best Dressed Window

The Town Council have run a competition in conjunction with their lights switch on, for local businesses to take part in a best dressed window challenge.

Many of the shops in Alfreton chose to take part and it was a very difficult decision for the judge to make.

Wendy Comins of South Normanton Area Food Bank, the Town Mayors chosen charity, has kindly chosen the winner after visiting each shop one afternoon. ‘It was not an easy job because each one was beautifully decorated, many in a style in keeping with the shop itself. I chose ‘Pierce of Art’ on Central Road. The display reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas with stockings hanging on the fireplace, a blazing fire and presents around the tree’

Well done to the staff at Pierce of Art; Lesley, Elizabeth, Jess, Lucy and Abbey, they will be presented with their prize by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry next week.

News Headlines

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:37am
Poppy Redesign
The Town Council has been approached by a local resident who would like to see a leaf added to the recently restored poppy to Alfreton House. That resident is an experienced sheet metal fabricator and has specialist equipment to undertake work of this type.
The resident has offered to design, manufacture and install the leaf, which would be the same design and colour as the Royal British Legion poppy, scaled appropriately.
There would be no cost to the Town Council. The Town Council have accepted this offer and will be working with the local resident to have this installed.
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, March 15th, 2019 at 9:36am
Crich Parish Council held a no confidence vote on Amber Valley Borough Councils Planning Authority a view which the Town Council have supported.
Alfreton Town Council have ongoing concerns with planning applications in the Town over the past few years in relation especially to; Outseats farm development Eachwell Lane Development Tesco Store Application and Lack of consideration to Highways Advice

Alfreton is at saturation point for housing, services and facilities adequate to cope with the increased residents to the Town. Despite many concerns raised with the Borough Council, no regard has been given to those concerns and applications continue to be approved and implemented.

Further concerns will be raised separately in relation to the Green Belt Boundary and additional housing in Alfreton and negative responses from the Borough Council to Highways advice relating to the traffic island on Mansfield Road, installed to accommodate the new housing development (Outseats Farm)
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 11:27am
Normandy Veterans
The Town Council will hold a small event to commemorate the Normandy Landing on 6th June 2019 and plant a commemorative rose at Alfreton House.
If you know of any veterans particularly from Alfreton who may have served in WWII, especially at the Normandy Landings please ask them to get in touch with us as we would like to invite them to attend.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 11:25am
Rodgers Lane Toilets
The Town Council is working with Amber Valley Borough Council to re-open the toilets on Rodgers Lane which have been closed since August 2018 due to vandalism. There is a significant cost to replace the door and provide further security to prevent this happening again. This is the second time in a year that the toilets have been vandalised.
We hope to be reopening the toilets soon.......
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 9:55am
Building Poppy
Following a survey and facebook post in November, the Town Council decided at their meeting in December to weatherproof the Building Poppy and arrange to have this installed as a permanent feature on Alfreton House.
Thank you to those who took part in the survey and provided feedback.