Town Mayor Mary Kerry was honoured to meet Mary Berry, Derbyshire’s Lord Lieutenant William Tucker and Dave Henson, at the Charity event for ABF Soldier’s Charity hosted by Chatsworth House Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
At the Annual Meeting of Full Council held in May, the Town Council elected Councillor Mary Kerry as its Mayor for the 2018-19 Municipal Year.
Councillor Mary Kerry has accepted her second appointment as Town Mayor and looks forward to promoting the Town of Alfreton. If you would like the Mayor to attend an event or visit your organisation then please get in touch,
The photograph shows the outgoing Town Mayor Councillor Walker presenting the new Town Mayor Councillor Kerry with her chain of office.
At the meeting in March, Members resolved to purchase a WWI memorial bench for Alfreton House. This will be positioned on the lawn at the House to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI. On the 11th November 2018 at 7pm there will also be a lighting of the Beacon Ceremony to coincide with 1,000 other beacons throughout the UK. More details will follow closer to the event.
There are further plans to install 2 further benches, one at the Centenary Green and one at the War Memorial.
The Dementia Action Alliance are pleased to support this excellent opportunity for Alfreton Businesses and organisations to access a free 3 hour course to help them better support their customers living with dementia and enable Alfreton to become a dementia friendly town.
In a quiet ceremony on a busy Saturday morning, Alfreton Town Council remembered the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
The Mayor councillor John Walker laid a wreath of red and white flowers at the War Memorial on King Street. A reading was given by assistant Town Clerk.
Councillor Walker said: “It is a momentous occasion and the first time we have marked Holocaust Day. It is also intended to remember and honour those who have died as a result of genocide since then.”
The Royal British Legion also took part in the wreath-laying, which is likely to become an annual event.
Many other local councils are beginning to commemorate Holocaust Day on January 27. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is based in London and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The Town Council were delighted with the gathering of supporters for the Christmas Event and Light Switch On in Alfreton on Saturday 25th November 2017.
The crowds watched as Peppa Pig and the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker, counted down for the spectacular illumination of the lights at Alfreton House and along the High Street to the Christmas Tree.
Annual Christmas Lights Switch On
Saturday 25th November 2017 1-7pm
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.