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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

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 9:26am
Support is available for Derbyshire’s most vulnerable during the national lockdown. Our Community Response Unit can help with food shopping, medication or a simple chat to help raise spirits. Please share this with anyone you know who might need it.
Request help here: https://crowd.in/rnkg06
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Alfreton Town Council updated their cover photo.Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 12:12pm
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, January 4th, 2021 at 11:21pm
The #COVID19 restrictions can be challenging, especially if you are apart from loved ones.

If you are struggling with your mental health, #EveryMindMatters has lots of advice and support:

▶️https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
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The #COVID19 restrictions can be challenging, especially if you are apart from loved ones.

If you are struggling with your mental health, #EveryMindMatters has lots of advice and support:

▶️https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 10:00am
Ongoing Police matters
The Town Council are aware of several reoccurring issues of unsociable behaviour on the Welfare and parking congestion by schools and have raised those concerns with the Police. We would like to remind you to contact the Police on 101 should you have an incident to report, this is important to make sure that records are created and if necessary resource can be allocated without delay. Unnecessary or wilful obstructions of pavements are dealt with by the Police, however all other parking matters should be reported to the Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) at Amber Valley Borough Council on 01773 570222 or enquiries@ambervalley.gov.uk
Councillor Steve Marshall-Clarke said We are keen to work with the Police to resolve issues in Alfreton and ask that any concerns are raised through 101 to create a picture of what incidents are happening and when so that the Police can respond accordingly. The Town Council are happy to liaise on behalf of residents however for emergency incidents residents must use 101 or 999.
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, December 28th, 2020 at 4:00pm
Community Governance success
The Town Council heard at their meeting in December that their support for staff in completing the Society of Local Council Clerk’s(SLCC) Community Governance Course has resulted in very successful Year 1 results, with SLCC personally thanking the students for their dedication and commitment in a tough year as classroom learning went virtual.
Councillor Mary Kerry said the Council was proud to be supporting their staff through higher education and for their commitment in studying for a sector led qualification, we wish them luck for Year