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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.

Party in the Park 2017

       At the Party in the Park 2017, Alfreton Town Council members held a stall to raise awareness of what services the council offer.

Visitors to the stand were greeted by members and asked for their priorities for the town along with suggested names for the Village Green on Outseat’s.  Once the information has been collated it will be published here and on social media.

A cheque for £2960 was presented to Liam Connell by Councillors M Kerry, G Dolman and S Marshall-Clarke from the grants fund of Alfreton Town Council.  This purchased the hire of the marquee and chairs for the event.


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Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, December 8th, 2018 at 9:24pm
Beautiful photo shared from Alfreton past and present
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Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, December 7th, 2018 at 1:19pm
Alfreton Special School Grant £500.00
The Town Mayor was invited along to the school to see first hand the work which the children get involved in and how the money granted to them was going to be used. A canopy will be installed in the garden to allow all round use of the area for the children to continue to plant, grow and nurture their flowers and vegetables.
The Mayor can be seen with some of the children who wanted to thank the Town Council for their continued support.
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 11:15am
The Town Council have run a "Christmas Elf Competition" in conjunction with their lights switch on, for children to spot 14 Elves in businesses windows around the town.

The competition winners have now been drawn and will be contacted directly, well done to everyone that took part!
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Alfreton Town Council is at Pierceofart Alfreton.Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 2:19pm
Pierceofart Alfreton
The Town council have run a competition in conjunction with their lights switch on, for local businesses to take part in a best dressed window challenge.

Many of the shops in Alfreton chose to take part and it was a very difficult decision for the judge to make.

Wendy Comins of South Normanton Area Food Bank, the Town Mayors chosen charity, has kindly chosen the winner after visiting each shop one afternoon. ‘It was not an easy job because each one was beautifully decorated, many in a style in keeping with the shop itself. I chose ‘Pierce of Art’ on Central Road. The display reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas with stockings hanging on the fireplace, a blazing fire and presents around the tree’

Well done to the staff at Pierce of Art; Lesley, Elizabeth, Jess, Lucy, Tom and Abbey, they will be presented with their prize by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry next week.
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 2:42pm
Members and staff from Alfreton Town Council will be assisting South Normanton Foodbank at their annual three-day food collection in the Tesco store Alfreton. South Normanton Foodbank, who operate from Alfreton House each Wednesday afternoon, is the Mayor’s chosen charity for 2018/19.

Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, was keen to support a local cause and wanted to not only donate funds but also time which is so undervalued and precious in today’s society.