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

#StayHome #ProtectTheNHS #SaveLives

Alfreton Town Council

The Town Mayor of Alfreton, Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE and Members of Alfreton Town Council want to pass on their thanks to all the people of Alfreton who have rallied round to help each other in many different ways during these difficult times.

We are particularly grateful to all those people who have put themselves on the frontline to care for people in hospitals and homes, those who are ensuring we get access to food and supplies and those who are keeping our Town and homes safe.

Please help our NHS and where you can ‘Stay at Home’

Keep smiling!

Our offices are closed but staff will be working from home if you need to contact the Town Council please view our website https://alfretontowncouncil.co.uk or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alfretontc

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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, October 23rd, 2020 at 6:51pm
Alfreton Town Council is stepping in to help families who may find it difficult to provide meals for their children next week. With the announcement that the Government scheme to provide free school meals during school holidays is not being extended to next week's half term, and the continued hardship arising from the pandemic, the Town Council is keen to try and help.

From Monday, working in partnership with Alfreton House Tea Rooms, a packed lunch will be available free of charge to any family who is usually in receipt of free school meals or cannot provide a lunchtime meal to their children. Packed lunches will be available for collection from Alfreton House between 10-00 and 1-00 each weekday next week. To help gauge demand, it would be helpful if families who will be collecting packed lunches text 07856 208490 anonymously over the weekend just confirming how many lunches they will be picking up.
Town Mayor Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE, who will initially be funding the packed lunches through her Mayor's Allowance, said she was pleased that the Town Council could help in a small way in these unprecedented times and thanked the tea rooms for providing their services free of charge. She went on to encourage all those in genuine need to take advantage of the scheme, and said she hoped other businesses in the town would come forward to support a similar scheme in future school holidays if required.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, October 23rd, 2020 at 10:00am
Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation
The Town Council responded to the recent PSPO consultation to request that it is extended to include the Cemetery on Rodgers Lane and Bentley Close off the Welfare Ground.
Councillor Mary Kerry, Deputy Leader noted the Town Council has identified other problem areas in the town for unsocial gatherings, and hope the Borough Council will include these areas in their order, which will allow the police to enforce any issues in these locations in the future.
Pages 6 and 7 of the attached show the current restricted areas.
https://info.ambervalley.gov.uk/docarc/docviewer.aspx?docguid=093eca946a8b40d9b4d133674156eb2b
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 6:27pm
Christmas in Alfreton
A Christmas Tree has been ordered and a new nativity which will arrive in mid-November ready for the traditional lights display in Alfreton. Despite the current pandemic Christmas will still take place, activities, fun and games are being prepared for December. Watch this space….
Councillor Hannah Jowett-Frost, Lead Member for Events, added that it was even more important this year to make Alfreton attractive for residents and visitors, and the real tree and new nativity will continue to be part of the festivities.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 11:13am
It's simple, but washing your hands often is still one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from #COVID19.

Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 🧼

Find advice:
👉 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Alfreton Town Council
Department of Health and Social Care - DHSC
It's simple, but washing your hands often is still one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from #COVID19.

Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 🧼

Find advice:
👉 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town Council updated their cover photo.Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 11:12am