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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of the Parish of Alfreton, as a result of the reason of Councillor Alan Richardson resigning.


The vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice*, 10 electors for the West Ward give notice in writing to the Electoral Returning Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.


If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by Alfreton Town Council


Dated 9th January 2024




Town Clerk and Proper Officer

*(Note: The period of 14 days referred to EXCLUDES Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)


15th Christmas Tree Festival at St Martin’s Church


St Martins 15th  Christmas tree festival

Saturday 9th 10 – 3pm

Sunday 10th 11 – 2.30pm

Songs of praise service 3.00pm

Monday 10 – 3pm

Raffle and refreshments available

Free entry

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St Martins Church St Alfreton DE557AH



Dear Festival Exhibitor,


We at St Martins Church will be holding our Christmas tree Festival from Saturday 9th to Monday 11th December 2023.


This year you are welcome to promote your school/ business/ organisation or individual by either decorating a tree with your own unique identity or alternatively you could “create a crib” or “make a manger”. These could be traditional, contemporary, recycled, inspired by art or technology or follow a theme/campaign you are working on.


We would love to see our local schools/ organisations individuals participate in this wonderful community event at a special time of year by displaying their work and demonstrating the inspiration of their students of all ages and abilities or to advertise their campaigns or products of the local charities or businesses.


Please complete the paperwork and return to


Thank you


Claire Dyson






Dear Festival Exhibitor,


We are delighted that you are taking part in our Tree Festival. This letter gives further details.




Your tree may be fresh or artificial and can be any size. You must provide a suitable stable base/tree stand or container.  Buckets are not permitted (they easily tip over).



Lights are optional, but only ONE socket will be available for every tree. You may have up to 80 lights (100 if LED) that should be in good working order and connected to a plug fitted with a 3-amp fuse. You may include as many battery operated lights as you want but please put the switch where we can see it to turn it on and off. Decorations and lights must be securely fastened. Musical lights and lighted candles cannot be included in the decorations. We reserve the right to check and make safe all electrical systems. Please do not use glitter on your tree as this is extremely hard to remove from the church.


While we shall take all reasonable care of trees, we cannot be held responsible for any mishap to your tree during the festival.


Please give your tree a suitable title for publication in the programme and for labelling, which we shall carry out.


You will be able to decorate your tree at certain times on, Tuesday to Friday 9th  December. Please indicate your preferred time on the accompanying form.


Please remove your tree from the church on Tuesday 12th December between 11am and 3pm. Please let me know if you are only able to remove your tree in the evening. We reserve the right to dispose of any trees left in the church after that time


We hope once again that our Festival will be an occasion that will provide much pleasure and happiness to you and all those who visit our lovely church.


Thank you for your support, creativity and hard work.


Yours very sincerely

Claire Dyson

Festival Coordinator

oR info@techniquecomposites.co.uk


15th Christmas Tree Festival at St Martin’s Church


We are planning for general viewing on Saturday 10-3pm, Sunday 11 -2.30pm songs of praise service 3.00pm, and Monday from 10am to 3pm for schools.  This year the Admission is FREE!  (We do ask that an adult accompany children under 12.)


Refreshments will be available during the Festival and light lunches will be available from 12 to 2pm. There will also be a Raffle.


The format of the Festival is that individuals, churches schools, families, local groups, community organisations, and businesses are invited to provide and decorate a Christmas tree to be on display in the church over the weekend and on the Monday when several schools bring their students to enjoy the decorated trees.


You can decorate your tree to illustrate a theme of your choice.  Every tree can carry lights although we only provide 1 socket per tree.  Trees may be fresh or artificial.


This year we are also inviting groups to make/ decorate a nativity set/scene this can be made from anything e.g. knitting or cardboard or pottery and can be any size within reason. Please can you let me know the approximate size in order to provide adequate space to display the items.


We hope that all who enjoyed our Flower Festivals and our previous Christmas Tree Festivals will want to participate this year and make it another special event for our community.


We do hope you will want to decorate a tree for the Festival.  Please would you indicate if you wish to do so, either by returning the reply form to:  Claire Dyson at 148 Mansfield Road, Alfreton, DE55 7JQ or by email to info@techniquecomposites.co.uk  with the same information.   If you have any questions please do telephone me at 01773 441880


You, your family and friends are warmly invited to attend the traditional service of songs of praise on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Yours sincerely,


Claire Dyson, Festival Coordinator






Additional Information

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10am til 3pm
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See you there! 😊
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✍ Amber Valley Borough Council has grants of £5,000 to £10,000 to give to local groups who need cash to expand an existing group or offer a new community service be it social, economic, environmental, or something else.

We want to help Amber Valley develop a sense of identity, strengthen the social fabric, and build pride and belonging in our community.

📅 The fund is open from 25 March until 20 May 2024 as part of the second call process.

Read more, including full guidance, eligibility, and how to apply by visiting https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/uk-shared-prosperity-fund/first-call-for-community-and-place-projects/
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Not long to go now till the next Artisan Market! 🥳

🎁 Saturday 27th April 10am - 3pm🎁

We have a wonderful selection of stall holders attending including:

The Crystal Goddess
Personalise It 4 Me
Crafts by zoë
Collo Creations & Qwerki candles
Potters Pantry
Lime Tree Pantry Foods Ltd
Rigsby’s Seasonal Foods
Thirst Quencher
Truck Stop Alfreton Derbyshire
Rainbow Craft
Leona Hill face painting & glitter tattoos
Vickys bakes
Mancave creations
Bouncy castle

And FREE balloon modelling by the fantastic Jugalubs circus fun