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.
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.
The Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31.03.2017 is confirmation that the Town Council have passed the audit for accounting year 2016/2017. The notice can also be found on the Finance page, notice board and social media.
The Council and Staff said farewell to the Office Assistant Sharon Bidwell at a gathering on Tuesday 18th July. Sharon has worked for the Council for more than 18 years firstly as a cleaner at Alfreton House and then as the Office Assistant. Sharon will be missed by all and was thanked and wished well for her early retirement to spend more time with her family and young grandchildren. Sharon was presented with a gift from the Mayor Councillor J Walker and fellow Councillors.
TOUR OF THE TOWN
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|
|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|
|Councillors SW and PH|
|Alfreton Welfare Ground||18.10|
|Footpath Adjacent Alfreton Academy||18.25|
|Watchorn Play Area||18.40|
|Alma Watchorn Park including shelter||18.50|
|House of Confinement||19.10|
|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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 520032. Councillor Mary Kerry can be seen passing the Chain of Office to Councillor John Walker.
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.