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Commemorating WWI – 100 Years


At the meeting in March, Members resolved to purchase a WWI memorial bench for Alfreton House.  This will be positioned on the lawn at the House to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.  On the 11th November 2018 at 7pm there will also be a lighting of the Beacon Ceremony to coincide with 1,000 other beacons throughout the UK.  More details will follow closer to the event.
There are further plans to install 2 further benches, one at the Centenary Green and one at the War Memorial.

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.  

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Alfreton Town Council added 4 new photos.Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 10:05am
the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, is this year supporting the food bank as her chosen charity. The foodbank is appealing for certain food items which they regularly have a short supply of. If you can support the Mayor in this cause and you would like to donate, this week's appeal is for:
UHT MILK

For more information on the work that they do see the link below.
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/southnormantonarea/

Items can be left at the Town Council Office in Alfreton House, with the Foodbank on Wednesdays in Room 1,. Alfreton House or at South Normanton.
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Alfreton Town Council shared Alfreton House Tearooms's post.Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8:46am
👀 Sara makes these AMAZING FUDGES! 👀They’re absolutely fab and we sell them here. She can do almost any flavour, the white one on here is Cherry Bakewell and is a bit of a favourite! There’s After Eight Mint, Chocolate Orange, York’s and the one that started it off Mars!! If anyone would like to order she would need 48hrs notice, collection can be from the Tearooms and starting from next week she will be making some samples for people to pop in and try. The large ones are £15 and the small but deep ones are £12.50. However, the first 5 ordered of the large she will do for £12.50 and the first 5 smaller ones at £10!!!! Please message to order. She is away at the weekend, but collections can be made from Tuesday.
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Alfreton Town Council added 3 new photos.Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 9:00am
Alfreton Party in the Park
Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, attended this years spectacular Party in the Park, attended by thousands and took part in the parade from Alfreton House to the Park. The Town Council held a stall with information on future events, grants, newsletter, free dog bags and the opportunity to leave comments, ideas and suggestions whilst also having the opportunity to speak with your Local Councillors.
The comments left were;
More salting of footpath in Town during icy conditions (DCC)
Introduce cycle paths in Alfreton (DCC)
Tidy Alfreton Park – cut under trees (DCC and AVBC)
These regrettably are not areas which the Town Council manage but the comments have been forwarded to Derbyshire County Council and Amber Valley Borough Council.

The Mayor and fellow Councillors would like to thank the organisers of the event for putting on a free event for the people of Alfreton and look forward to future parties.

The Mayor can be seen with Councillor Bennett presenting the cheque to party in the Park.

In response to the Tidy Alfreton Park, Amber Valley Borough Council who manage areas of this with Derbyshire County Council have provided the following;
Aas Alfreton park is an historic landscape containing many veteran trees we have to maintain the area to minimise stress and damage to these trees. These trees have many surface roots exposed and running mowing machines over these roots causes damage by the blades, damage due to the action of travelling over them and causes severe compaction and loss of air within the structure of the soil. As well as this there becomes a constant need to prune aerial parts of the trees to enable mowing machines to pass beneath.
Therefore, we no longer mow beneath the canopy of the trees on this site, vegetation is managed less frequently basically to keep undesirable species beneath the canopy in check.
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Alfreton Town Council added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:24pm
Mary Kerry meets Mary Berry…..
Councillor Kerry was honoured to attend the ‘Beating Retreat’ in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity which organised an exceptional fund-raising event hosted by Chatsworth and attended by Derbyshire’s Lord Lieutenant William Tucker, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff , civic dignitaries and Derbyshire supporters of the charity.
Councillor Kerry was delighted to meet the guest speaker Mary Berry and hear a moving speech from Bernie Broad, who led the UK at this year's Invictus Games.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity gives constant support to the Army family, caring for veterans from every conflict, and without the generous contributions of their supporters, none of their life-changing work would be possible.
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Alfreton Town Council added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:24pm