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Christmas Lights – Switch On Event 2017

The Town Council were delighted with the gathering of supporters for the Christmas Event and Light Switch On in Alfreton on Saturday 25th November 2017.

The crowds watched as Peppa Pig and the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker, counted down for the spectacular illumination of the lights at Alfreton House and along the High Street to the Christmas Tree.

     

Alfreton Christmas Lights Switch On

Annual Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 25th November 2017 1-7pm

In the grounds of Alfreton House with stalls, fair and live acts on stage. Santa will be in his grotto too.
Peppa Pig will switch on the lights with Cllr John Walker at 7pm.

Pigeon nuisance in Town

The Town Council has been forced to withdraw from a project to try and deal with the pigeon nuisance on Institute Lane after receiving notification from Amber Valley Borough Council that the authority were no longer partnering on the project in spite of being responsible for Environmental Health. As part of the initial stages of the project the Town Council pressed for signs to be installed on the lamp posts to asked the public not to feed the birds, but the next steps on the project have now been abandoned.

The Town Council are again reminding the public not to feed the birds as it encourages pigeons and other rodents. Pigeons are wild animals should not depend on humans to be a source of their food. Food waste makes the area dirty, attracts flies and rats together with bird droppings from the overfed animals which creates health issues also causing detrimental effects on buildings and the appearance of the town. Posters will also be distributed to shops in the area to display and remind the public not to feed the birds. Concerned residents are asked to contact Amber Valley Borough Councils Environmental Health team on 01773 570222.

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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