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.

**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

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, May 5th, 2022 at 9:24pm
👑 We are so excited to announce our Jubilee celebrations! 👑

Thursday 2nd June 2022 - Beacon Lighting Ceremony & Open Evening at Alfreton Park Community Special School with music from Alfreton Treble Clef Choir and Alfreton Male Voice Choir

Friday 3rd June 2022 - A Service of Thanksgiving at St Martins Church 2pm

Saturday 4th June 2022 - Party in the Town! With live music from Jake Mann - Guitar Player, Midnight Shift Rockabilly, Sarah Bright Professional Vocalist, Made Music & Acorn Roots

Sunday 5th June 2022 - A Royal Teddy Bears picnic in the park hosted by Chernobyl Childrens LifeLine followed by music from Death Of The High Street at Alfreton Cricket Club
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 10:34am
We are putting together the final arrangements for this event, please check back soon for more details.
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 8:04am
Alfreton Town Council supports Watchorn Christian School Community Garden

At the March meeting, the Town Council was pleased to make a grant of £650.00 to Watchorn Christian School which will be used to create a nature and vegetable patch for the school children, nursery children and community groups.

Councillor Hannah Jowett-Frost said “We recognise the importance of spending time outdoors, getting people moving and interacting with nature. This project will help teach children and parents how to grow, harvest and cook healthy meals”.
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, April 11th, 2022 at 9:05am
Get ready to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Have a question? then send us a message and we will get back to you.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, April 7th, 2022 at 8:57am
White post farm comes to Alfreton!

The Town Council was delighted to see such overwhelming support for the White Post Farm Animal Roadshow on 26th March. They bought with them a variety of small animals and reptiles which children were able to get up close to and the sun certainly shone on Alfreton that day!

Our grateful thanks to the animal handlers from White Post Farm who made this such a successful & interactive part of the day.

Thanks also to Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline who were sponsored by Alfreton Town Council to provide free face painting which proved to be amazingly popular. Apologies to those who were unable to get their faces painted, clearly we shall need to have more face painters at the next event!

Over £130 was raised by Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre which is the Mayors chosen charity this year. The charity provides disadvantaged children with a break at the seaside which they may otherwise never receive.