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Christmas Elf Competition

The Town Council have run a “Christmas Elf Competition” in conjunction with their lights switch on, for children to spot 14 Elves in businesses windows around the town.

The competition Winners have now been drawn and will be contacted directly, well done to everyone that took part!

 

Best Dressed Window

The Town Council have run a competition in conjunction with their lights switch on, for local businesses to take part in a best dressed window challenge.

Many of the shops in Alfreton chose to take part and it was a very difficult decision for the judge to make.

Wendy Comins of South Normanton Area Food Bank, the Town Mayors chosen charity, has kindly chosen the winner after visiting each shop one afternoon. ‘It was not an easy job because each one was beautifully decorated, many in a style in keeping with the shop itself. I chose ‘Pierce of Art’ on Central Road. The display reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas with stockings hanging on the fireplace, a blazing fire and presents around the tree’

Well done to the staff at Pierce of Art; Lesley, Elizabeth, Jess, Lucy and Abbey, they will be presented with their prize by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry next week.

Alfreton gets lit up for Christmas!

The Town of Alfreton burst into light at 5pm last Saturday when the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, assisted by local children, turned on the Town’s Christmas lights.

The event was well attended by a large number of adults and children who packed the area around Alfreton House. They had been entertained throughout the day by a range of musicians, street entertainers, fair ground rides and of course dear old Santa.

The event also gave the opportunity for local charities to raise around £2,000 for good causes. Local producers and businesses also had the opportunity to showcase their wares.

Councillor Gail Dolman, the event organiser said “Of course an event like this cannot go ahead without the support of local businesses and shops. I would like to thank them all for their generosity particularly our support from Brandon Tool Hire, Keycraft, Alfreton Rotary Club and the many shops and businesses who generously provided raffle prizes”.

Councillor Mary Kerry, the Town Mayor said “I was thrilled to perform the switch on and pleased to see the excitement for Christmas from the many children and also the adults who helped with the Christmas countdown. I know that Christmas is a time for giving but once again Alfreton people displayed their warmth and generosity with spontaneous gifts and food parcels as well as cash for my chosen charity for this year, Alfreton Foodbank”

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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, April 9th, 2021 at 4:05pm
Alfreton Town Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE said:

On behalf of the Council and Officers, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. We hope we can speak on behalf of Alfreton residents in showing our respect at this time to our nations' Royal Family.

Due to Covid-19 a hard copy book of condolence will not be available, an online book is available at Amber Valley Borough Council https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/book-of-condolence

If you wish to pay your respects by laying flowers, these can be placed outside Alfreton House.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, April 8th, 2021 at 7:32pm
As a beacon of hope Alfreton Town Council would love to see everyone grow a sunflower in their front gardens or in pots if you do not have a garden, supporting AVBC's initiative.
We would like to see the whole of the Borough brought to life with colour, hopefully all four Town Councils will be taking part. Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley.
Please all get involved and share your creations with us, let’s see who can nurture the biggest Sunflower!
A few will be planted in Alfreton House – watch out for them soon…
Support the High Street and buy local, seeds can be purchased from Taylors Corn Stores, Gee Jays, Co-op, Wilkos and if there is anywhere else, let us know...
Some guidance can be found here:
https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-sunflowers/#:~:text=When%20to%20plant%20sunflower%20seeds&text=Sow%20sunflower%20seeds%20from%20April,has%20passed%2C%20from%20early%20June
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 7:34pm
April Bulletin is out now. DUWC opening Centres from next Monday. If you want a copy of our Bulletin, please message us. Please share widely.
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Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:04am
🐣🐇HAPPY EASTER🐤🐰
Alfreton House has been decorated following several competitions in schools, it looks bright and spring like 🐣🌻💐
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Alfreton Town Council updated their profile picture.Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:00am