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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL 27/01/2018

 

 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.  

Christmas Lights – Switch On Event 2017

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.

     

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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 10:33pm
We're aware that individuals on social media are claiming to sell fake coronavirus (COVID-19) home testing kits.

❌ This is dangerous and illegal.

If you spot posts claiming to sell these items, report them to the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme:
➡️ https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 10:21pm
The council’s parks currently remain open for exercise, but in line with government guidance the playgrounds are closed. Although, it is not possible to lock all of the playgrounds, the council requests that people respect the closure, even where a playground appears to remain accessible.
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 3:51pm
Treating yourself to a takeaway tonight? Remember to order in advance. No food orders should be made in person. This will help reduce the spread of #coronavirus #COVID19.

For more info: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-safety-for-food-delivery
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 3:49pm
It’s nearly the weekend and the weather is forecast to be lovely. But as tempting as it may seem to head out in the car and enjoy our wonderful countryside and country parks, remember to stay local for your daily exercise. Please don’t drive to Derbyshire this weekend. If you are out, please take care on public rights of way too, avoid narrow paths & consider using paths that do not cross gardens, pass through farmyards or communal areas near buildings. #stayhomesavelives
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 3:48pm
At the moment the world can feel like a scary place to exist in.

For many our everyday lives have come to a halt, we’re unable to see our loved ones, and many people are becoming ill.

In the midst of all of this, it is perfectly normal if you are feeling anxious, worried, low or overwhelmed.

Whether you have worries about your own health, or that of those close to you, work, money, social distancing or anything else, you are not alone in these feelings.

We all have mental health, good and bad, and when things seem uncertain it can feel extremely difficult to look after our emotional wellbeing.

This is particularly the case for anyone who may already be struggling with existing mental health difficulties.

The good news is there are support services available, within Derbyshire specifically, and nationally who can provide help, advice and support.

The Derbyshire County Council website provides tips on how to look after your emotional health, signposts to services who can help if you are struggling and gives advice about how you might implement a self-care plan to ensure you remain well mentally and emotionally during this challenging time.

Find it here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing.aspx

You will also find information, on the following link, about where to get help if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and requires urgent help.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/support-in-a-crisis/mental-health-support-in-a-crisis.aspx

Now more than ever, it is crucial that we check up on our loved ones, the elderly and vulnerable. If you think someone you know may need support, and you feel able, give them a call or text to see how they are and share the information above – it may just help you too.