Walking Festival – Autumn Footprints 2020

Autumn Footprints 2020

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Unfortunately Covid-19 has put a stop to our usual plans for this year!
Walks in Amber Valley and Erewash in Derbyshire

However we want you this September to discover with your family/friends the great range of local walks in Amber Valley and Erewash which have been produced over the last 20 years.

Walking is very good for both mental and physical health – so why not see what is on your doorstep.

Please keep to the government guidelines, ensuring social distancing and currently no more than 6 people meeting from different households. Please see full list of walks below.

Link to the Autumn Footprints website

 

** Competition Time **

VJ DAY PICNIC AT HOME

Rules of entry:

Follow Public Health England Guidelines and enjoy a safe picnic.

Only residents of Alfreton Town can enter (Properties within the boundary of Train Line, A38, Brook and Chesterfield Hill)

Only residential properties can enter. No businesses.
Picture of your tasty picnic to be submitted by 23.59pm on Sunday 16th August 2020. Through messenger or email to office@alfretontc.co.uk Please confirm full name and address with entry.

Only one picture per household can be entered.
All photos will be placed on a post by Alfreton Town Council
Winners to be chosen by the Town Mayor and announced after 12 noon on Thursday 20th August 2020.

1st £50
2nd £25
3rd £10

Same to amount to charity (TBC)

 

Business Name Opening Times Safety Measures
Couture@24 9am daily
Team Bride Derbyshire By appointment only Appointments only
C.V. @ no.3 pre-loved boutique 10-2pm daily Closed Wednesday
Parkside Stables Small group and private lessons Small group and private lessons
Hays Travel Shop closed. Contact: Alfreton@hays-travel.co.uk or by calling 01773 297041
Alfreton Indoor Market https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlfretonIndoorMarket/ The front door will be the only access point into the market
• A one-way system will be in operation
• The side and rear doors will remain locked – with no through route from New Street through to Institute Lane
• Santising station located at the front door
• Aisles have been widened as far as possible so customers can pass safely if a customer is browsing at a stall
• Some traders have temporarily relocated to an alternative stall to ensure that Social Distancing guidelines can be adhered to
• The public toilets will remain closed
MaD Alfreton Market Crafts and gifts Facebook, email to lisa@madhm.uk or contact us direct on 07871392432 and place your order.

**Competition Time**

Best dressed house for VE Day, Stay at home picnic.

Rules of entry:
Follow Public Health England Guidelines and enjoy a safe picnic
Only residents of Alfreton Town can enter (Properties within the boundary of Train Line, A38, Brook and Chesterfield Hill)
Only residential properties can enter, no businesses
Picture to be submitted by 23.59pm on Saturday 9th May 2020, through messenger or email to townclerk@alfretontc.co.uk.

Please confirm full name and address with entry.
All photos will be placed on a post by Alfreton Town Council on Sunday 10th May
Winners to be announced after 12 noon on Wednesday 13th May 2020
Picture with the most likes wins

Prize:
1st £100.00
2nd £50.00
3rd £25.00

A donation to the same value (£175.00) will be made to Royal British Legion.

The event planned on Sunday 10th May 2020 has been cancelled and plans are underway to hold the event later in the year.

Additional Information

DONATION FOR FOOD CHARITY HELPING ALFRETON

Alfreton Town Council have supported the Fareshare Midlands Charity with a donation of £1000.00 to support them during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Fareshare Midlands support in excess of 1000 families in Alfreton, Which represents just under 3% of their support in East Midlands.  Although that figure may be much higher given the unprecedented times that we find ourselves in. 

FareShare Midlands provides a very low-cost food solution to frontline charities and community groups helping them make essential savings on their food budgets, by redistributing good quality in date surplus food from the food industry. Good food becomes surplus for a number of reasons including overproduction or a short shelf life. We work with retailers, suppliers and manufacturers to access surplus food including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, dairy products, tinned and dried goods.

Their food reaches vulnerable men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds who have fallen on difficult times and includes: homeless people, children living below the poverty line, refugees and low income families. The types of groups they support include hostels, schools, food banks, and community centres.

 

Their work is about more than just meals – without their service one in five of the charities and community groups supported,  would potentially have to close. Receiving FareShare Midlands food provides average savings of £7,900 which helps charities to continue providing vital support to thousands of vulnerable people.

Community groups, schools and charities can become a member of FareShare Midlands by completing an application form and by having a kitchen inspection by one of their staff. We then work with them to supply the types of food they need. Individual members of the public can access our food via these frontline organisations. They can be contacted by email enquiries@fareshare-eastmidlands.org.uk 

David Nieper takes Community Support Online

Alfreton based fashion firm David Nieper has launched a new online forum

The Spirit of Alfreton as part of their ongoing commitment to the local community.

 

The aim is to give the community a voice and provide a forum for local people to come together, share information, help each other and provide a solid base of support for the town as we navigate these difficult times.

 

The family business has been at the heart of the community and one of the town’s largest employers for almost 60 years, during which time they have been have been proud to create local jobs, sponsor and improve the local school and offer specialist training.

 

David Nieper CEO, Christopher Nieper commented:

 

“We are facing unprecedented days which are impacting every member of our community. I believe the best way for us to come through and prevail is to stand together.

 

This site is our contribution to overcoming the challenges ahead. It is a means to stay in touch, share thoughts, support vulnerable people in our community and communicate important information.

 

This is a space where help, encouragement and the spirit of our remarkable town will be displayed for all to see and benefit.”

 

Spirit of Alfreton Editor, Laura Hammond added:

 

“The site is designed so that that the whole community can benefit, there are sections for families, parents, schools, businesses and community groups to chat and share their news.

 

It is easy to use, simple to register and we welcome your feedback. It is also completely free – so do please join in. You can send us your ideas, offer to help vulnerable neighbours, pass on suggestions and exchange views.

 

Our goal is to work together as community to help bring Alfreton to better times.”

 

For further information contact

David Nieper Press Office

Lauraine.jordan@davidnieper.co.uk

07904 257687

#StayHome #ProtectTheNHS #SaveLives

Alfreton Town Council

The Town Mayor of Alfreton, Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE and Members of Alfreton Town Council want to pass on their thanks to all the people of Alfreton who have rallied round to help each other in many different ways during these difficult times.

We are particularly grateful to all those people who have put themselves on the frontline to care for people in hospitals and homes, those who are ensuring we get access to food and supplies and those who are keeping our Town and homes safe.

Please help our NHS and where you can ‘Stay at Home’

Keep smiling!

Our offices are closed but staff will be working from home if you need to contact the Town Council please view our website https://alfretontowncouncil.co.uk or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alfretontc