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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

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, August 6th, 2020 at 11:42am
Join us in paying tribute to forgotten British and Commonwealth forces who served in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to WW2. Leave a message of thanks on our interactive map, take part in the Two Minute Silence at 11am on 15 August and tune into BBC One to watch our commemorative service at the National Memorial Arboretum. Visit our website for the full programme of activities and discover how you can help us mark VJ Day 75. ➡️ www.rbl.org.uk/vjday75
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, August 6th, 2020 at 8:38am
* EAT OUT TO HELP OUT *

The Governments "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme is now live & we've been asked to share a list of participating restaurants, cafes & pubs within Alfreton*, so far we have:

Alfreton House Tearooms
Costa Coffee
Subway
MADE at No.18
The Railside cafe

Get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August, as many times as you like

You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

*Information taken from www.gov.uk on 6/8/2020*

Please let us know if you have joined the scheme and would like adding to the list!
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, July 30th, 2020 at 11:05am
**Competition Time**

VJ DAY PICNIC AT HOME

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 of your tasty picnic to be submitted by 23.59pm on Sunday 16th August 2020. Through messenger or email to office@alfretontc.co.uk Please confirm full name and address with entry.

Only one picture per household can be entered.
All photos will be placed on a post by Alfreton Town Council
Winners to be chosen by the Town Mayor and announced after 12 noon on Thursday 20th August 2020.

1st £50
2nd £25
3rd £10

Same to amount to charity (TBC)
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Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, July 25th, 2020 at 10:20am
*South Normanton Athletic Announce New Reserves Team*

After having to fold the reserve team a couple of seasons ago, The Shiners are proud to announce we can welcome back reserve team football back to Lees Lane for the new season.

Managed by local resident Joe Smith, the reserves are a young team full of energy and the club are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for local players to play for their local team at a high standard of football.

Joining Joe Smith with be another local resident in Matt “Paddy” Hill. Paddy has worked with newer members of the clubs committee for over 6 years now and brings a wealth of experience at this standard of football.

The reserves are yet to find out which division they will be playing in but will be joining the 1st Team in the Central Midlands Football League setup.

With the majority of the team being made up of lads from the local area, the reserves are delighted to see the talent development of the clubs future stars under Smiths stewardship.

#UpTheShiners
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, July 25th, 2020 at 10:19am
Successful Internal Audit

The Council are pleased to announce that their internal audit was passed with no issues raised. The internal auditor is an independent person of the Council who inspects and reviews the Council accounts and records for accuracy and completeness.

Once approved by Full Council the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) is sent to the external auditors for approval. A period is set for the public to inspect the accounting records from Thursday 23rd July 2020 to Thursday 3rd September 2020.