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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of the Parish of Alfreton, as a result of the reason of Councillor Alan Richardson resigning.
The vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice*, 10 electors for the West Ward give notice in writing to the Electoral Returning Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.
If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by Alfreton Town Council
Dated 9th January 2024
Town Clerk and Proper Officer
*(Note: The period of 14 days referred to EXCLUDES Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)
St Martins 15th Christmas tree festival
Saturday 9th 10 – 3pm
Sunday 10th 11 – 2.30pm
Songs of praise service 3.00pm
Monday 10 – 3pm
Raffle and refreshments available
St Martins Church St Alfreton DE557AH
ST MARTIN OF TOURS CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL DECEMBER 9-11, 2023
Dear Festival Exhibitor,
We at St Martins Church will be holding our Christmas tree Festival from Saturday 9th to Monday 11th December 2023.
This year you are welcome to promote your school/ business/ organisation or individual by either decorating a tree with your own unique identity or alternatively you could “create a crib” or “make a manger”. These could be traditional, contemporary, recycled, inspired by art or technology or follow a theme/campaign you are working on.
We would love to see our local schools/ organisations individuals participate in this wonderful community event at a special time of year by displaying their work and demonstrating the inspiration of their students of all ages and abilities or to advertise their campaigns or products of the local charities or businesses.
Please complete the paperwork and return to
ST MARTIN OF TOURS CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXHIBITORS
Dear Festival Exhibitor,
We are delighted that you are taking part in our Tree Festival. This letter gives further details.
****PLEASE SEND THE ATTACHED REPLY FORM TO CLAIRE DYSON ***
Your tree may be fresh or artificial and can be any size. You must provide a suitable stable base/tree stand or container. Buckets are not permitted (they easily tip over).
Lights are optional, but only ONE socket will be available for every tree. You may have up to 80 lights (100 if LED) that should be in good working order and connected to a plug fitted with a 3-amp fuse. You may include as many battery operated lights as you want but please put the switch where we can see it to turn it on and off. Decorations and lights must be securely fastened. Musical lights and lighted candles cannot be included in the decorations. We reserve the right to check and make safe all electrical systems. Please do not use glitter on your tree as this is extremely hard to remove from the church.
While we shall take all reasonable care of trees, we cannot be held responsible for any mishap to your tree during the festival.
Please give your tree a suitable title for publication in the programme and for labelling, which we shall carry out.
You will be able to decorate your tree at certain times on, Tuesday to Friday 9th December. Please indicate your preferred time on the accompanying form.
Please remove your tree from the church on Tuesday 12th December between 11am and 3pm. Please let me know if you are only able to remove your tree in the evening. We reserve the right to dispose of any trees left in the church after that time
We hope once again that our Festival will be an occasion that will provide much pleasure and happiness to you and all those who visit our lovely church.
Thank you for your support, creativity and hard work.
Yours very sincerely
15th Christmas Tree Festival at St Martin’s Church
We are planning for general viewing on Saturday 10-3pm, Sunday 11 -2.30pm songs of praise service 3.00pm, and Monday from 10am to 3pm for schools. This year the Admission is FREE! (We do ask that an adult accompany children under 12.)
Refreshments will be available during the Festival and light lunches will be available from 12 to 2pm. There will also be a Raffle.
The format of the Festival is that individuals, churches schools, families, local groups, community organisations, and businesses are invited to provide and decorate a Christmas tree to be on display in the church over the weekend and on the Monday when several schools bring their students to enjoy the decorated trees.
You can decorate your tree to illustrate a theme of your choice. Every tree can carry lights although we only provide 1 socket per tree. Trees may be fresh or artificial.
This year we are also inviting groups to make/ decorate a nativity set/scene this can be made from anything e.g. knitting or cardboard or pottery and can be any size within reason. Please can you let me know the approximate size in order to provide adequate space to display the items.
We hope that all who enjoyed our Flower Festivals and our previous Christmas Tree Festivals will want to participate this year and make it another special event for our community.
We do hope you will want to decorate a tree for the Festival. Please would you indicate if you wish to do so, either by returning the reply form to: Claire Dyson at 148 Mansfield Road, Alfreton, DE55 7JQ or by email to email@example.com with the same information. If you have any questions please do telephone me at 01773 441880
You, your family and friends are warmly invited to attend the traditional service of songs of praise on Sunday at 4:00pm.
Claire Dyson, Festival Coordinator
If you would like to book a stall at the Christmas Lights Switch On please complete and return the attached booking form along with the appropriate forms.
Alfreton Town Council
VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR
A vacancy has occurred in the office of Town Councillor for the East Ward of Alfreton as a result of the resignation of Councillor Matt Memmott-Richardson.
The Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option at their meeting on 17th October 2023.
Interested persons must fulfil the following criteria:
Be registered as a local government elector for the parish or have occupied as owner or tenant, within the preceding 12 months, land or premises in the parish or
Had their principal or only place of work, during the last 12 months, within the parish or have, during the preceding 12 months, resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it
Be 18 years of age or over
Not be disqualified for holding office as a member of a local authority – the Town Council can advise you of this
If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying for co-option please contact the Town Clerk, Tina Crookes, Alfreton House, High St, Alfreton DE55 7HH which is open 9-00 to 12-30 on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday
You can: write to that address, call in either in person or ask someone else to do so, telephone 01773 520032 (answering machine available) or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a straightforward application form which you are asked to complete and return. If you need any help in completing the form please inform the Town Clerk at the time of applying.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 3rd October at 12 noon
Printed and published by the Town Clerk, Alfreton House, High Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7HH
As part of the Town Clerk’s current studies for Community Governance, a survey has been prepared on the topic of Young People provisions in Alfreton which we would like to invite you to complete. This is entirely optional and you may withdraw at any time.
This is to understand what is currently available and what the desires are for future provisions. The Town Council has for some time been seeking suitable locations for a community hub. This will also house some young people provisions, which were sadly removed from Alfreton some years ago by the County Council.
The Town Council is embarking on a programme of fact-finding missions to understand the current and required wants and needs of the young people in and around Alfreton.
If you work with, have, or represent a young person please complete the attached. If you have any further information you would like to share or are interested in getting involved, please email email@example.com.
Thank you on behalf of the Clerk, Tina Crookes and the Town Council.
The survey can be accessed here: