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Tour of the Town 4th July 2017

TOUR OF THE TOWN

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Members of Alfreton Town Council will be undertaking their Annual Tour of the Town and will be at the locations listed below :-

 

Councillor JW and KW  
Area Approximate Time
Depart from Alfreton House 16.00
Rodgers Lane Play Area 16.02
Crabtree Allotment Site 16.10
Beech Avenue Play Area and Footpath 16.20
Meadow Lane Footpaths 1 & 2 16.35
Meadow Lane Industrial Area 16.45
Alfreton Railway Station 16.50
Milton Avenue Allotment Site 17.05
Flowery Leys Lane Footpath 17.20
Birchwood Road 17.25
Village Green 17.30
   
Councillors SW and PH  
Peasehill Allotment 18.00
The Green 18.05
Alfreton Welfare Ground 18.10
Footpath Adjacent Alfreton Academy 18.25
Southend Allotments 18.30
Watchorn Play Area 18.40
Alma Watchorn Park including shelter 18.50
Alfreton Park 19.05
House of Confinement 19.10
Bus Station 19.20
Return to Alfreton House 19.30

 

Printed and Published by T Crookes. Assistant Town Clerk. Alfreton Town Council

Room 12 Alfreton House, High Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7HH. Telephone 01773 520032.

Additional Information

Mayor elected for 2017/18

At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on 16th May 2017, Councillor John Walker was appointed as Mayor for the 17/18 municipal year.  Councillor Walker takes over from Councillor Kerry who presented the Parish Meeting with her Annual report. Councillor Kerry is the Deputy Mayor this year.  If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event please contact the office by email:

office@alfretontc.co.uk or call 01773 520032.  Councillor Mary Kerry can be seen passing the Chain of Office to Councillor John Walker.

Lifesaving defibrillators installed at Alfreton House

Leisure Centre gifts equipment to Town Council.

The Town Council was approached at the end of 2016 as potential recipients of a defibrillator from fund raising at Alfreton Leisure Centre.  The equipment, which is there for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest, has been installed in the grounds of Alfreton House, and is easily identifiable by the bright yellow box.

Fitting a defibrillator and housing unit costs around £1,500, the installation costs have been met by the Town Council and ongoing maintenance and checks of the unit will be the responsibility of the Town Council.  Shown with the Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker are Michael Conway who a made significant personal contribution to its purchase, due to having first-hand experience of requiring  a defibrillator whilst having a cardiac arrest at Alfreton Leisure Centre and Manager Peter Sharkey.  Hector the Hound is the Leisure Centre’s mascot and he stole the opportunity to grab the attention of children, so they too become aware of what a defibrillator is and how it can be used to save lives.

Town Mayor, Councillor John Walker said ‘The Council welcome the gift from the Leisure Centre and were happy to support their suggestion of installing the defibrillator at the opposite end of Town to them.  This is a vital piece of equipment which, you would hope is never required but when needed has the proven potential of saving lives.    It will benefit the residents and visitors to Alfreton.

In an emergency, people phone 999 and the ambulance service will give them the access code to open the box housing the defibrillator.

An ambulance is then dispatched and the operator provides guidance on what to do. This is all clearly explained on the front of the box.

The staff and members of Alfreton Town Council have a training session in early July on the correct use of the equipment and maintenance checks.

 

News Headlines

Alfreton Town Council
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.
Alfreton Town Council
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.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town Council added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:24pm