Amber Valley

Last updated

Borough of Amber Valley
Borough
Amber Valley UK locator map.svg
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Ripley
Government
  TypeAmber Valley Borough Council
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
   MPs: Nigel Mills,
Pauline Latham,
Sarah Dines
Area
  Total102.5 sq mi (265.4 km2)
Area rank 146th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total128,147
  Rank Ranked 180th
  Density1,300/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
DE
ONS code 17UB (ONS) E07000032 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.8% White
0.9% S.Asian [1]
Website ambervalley.gov.uk

Amber Valley is a local government district and borough in the east of Derbyshire, England. It takes its name from the River Amber. It covers a semi-rural zone with four main towns whose economy was based on coal mining and remains to some extent influenced by engineering, distribution and manufacturing, holding for instance the headquarters and production site of Thorntons confectionery.

Contents

The seat in the House of Commons of Amber Valley is of smaller scope. The human population at the 2011 Census was 122,309. [2]

The village of Crich and other parts of the district were the setting for ITV drama series Peak Practice .

Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 45 seats on the council being elected at each election. The council has been run by the Conservative party since they gained control from the Labour party at the 2000 election except for a single year after the 2014 election and for two years after the 2019 election. Following the 2021 election the council is once again under Conservative party control and is currently composed of the following numbers of councillors:

Year Conservative Labour Green
202128161

Towns of Amber Valley

Council headquarters at Ripley Town Hall Ripley - Town Hall.jpg
Council headquarters at Ripley Town Hall
The offices of Amber Valley at Alfreton House in Alfreton. Alfreton House.jpg
The offices of Amber Valley at Alfreton House in Alfreton.

Main villages of Amber Valley

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban districts of Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and rural districts of Ripley and Belper. The Amber Valley district was granted borough status in 1988.

Crich Stand Crich Stand.jpg
Crich Stand

Parishes

Arms

Coat of arms of Amber Valley
Notes
Granted 18th October 1989 [4]
Crest
On a wreath of the colours the battlements of a tower Proper issuant therefrom between two abbatical crosiers Or an oak tree Proper fructed and ensigned by a crown of fleurs-de-lys Gold.
Escutcheon
Vert a pale wavy Or a bordure Argent charged with five horseshoes Sable on a chief of the second between two lozenges a cresset Sable fired Proper.
Supporters
On the dexter side a unicorn Argent armed and crined Or gorged with a collar pendent therefrom a cross flory Gules and on the sinister side a leopard Proper gorged with a collar Gules pendent therefrom a fleur-de-lys Or.
Motto
Per Laborem Progedimur (We Make Progress Through Hard Work)

See also

Related Research Articles

Ripley, Derbyshire Town in Amber Valley district, Derbyshire, England

Ripley is a town in the Amber Valley borough of Derbyshire, England. Ripley engineers came up with some early improvements to the railway system.

Heanor Town in Derbyshire, England

Heanor (/ˈhiːnə/) is a town in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Derby and forms, with the adjacent village of Loscoe, the civil parish and town council-administered area of Heanor and Loscoe, which had a population of 17,251 in the 2011 census.

Nottingham Urban Area Area of land in and around Nottingham, England

The Nottingham Built-up Area (BUA), Nottingham Urban Area, or Greater Nottingham is an area of land defined by the Office for National Statistics as which is built upon, with nearby areas linked if within 200 metres - see the List of urban areas in the United Kingdom article for a broader definition. It consists of the city of Nottingham and the adjoining urban areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. It had a total population of 729,977 at the time of the 2011 census. This was an increase of almost 10% since the 2001 census recorded population of 666,358, due to population increases, reductions and several new sub-divisions.

Amber Valley (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1983 onwards

Amber Valley is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Nigel Mills, a Conservative.

Dethick, Lea and Holloway Human settlement in England

Dethick, Lea and Holloway is a civil parish, in the Amber Valley borough of the English county of Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 1,027.

Kedleston Human settlement in England

Kedleston is a village and civil parish in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. It lies to the north-west of Derby, and nearby places include Quarndon, Weston Underwood, Mugginton, and Kirk Langley. The population at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Mackworth, Amber Valley.

Codnor Human settlement in England

Codnor is a Derbyshire village and civil parish in the Amber Valley district, and a former mining community, with a population of 3,766 as taken at the 2011 Census. It is approximately 12 miles from the city of Derby and 14 miles from Nottingham by road.

Ilkeston (UK Parliament constituency)

Ilkeston is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by one Member of Parliament. In 1983 it was abolished, together with South East Derbyshire, when the Derbyshire county constituencies were redrawn - the constituencies of Amber Valley and Erewash were created and the constituency of South Derbyshire was re-created.

Smalley, Derbyshire Human settlement in England

Smalley is a village on the main A608 Heanor to Derby road in Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 2,784.

2010 Amber Valley Borough Council election

The 2010 Amber Valley Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

2011 Amber Valley Borough Council election

The 2011 Amber Valley Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

Midland Railway Ripley Branch

The Midland Railway Ripley Branch connected Derby to Ripley in Derbyshire, England running from Little Eaton Junction on the Midland Railway line to Leeds.

Heanor was an Urban District in Derbyshire, England from 1894 to 1974. It was created under the Local Government Act 1894.

Ripley was an Urban District in Derbyshire, England from 1894 to 1974. It was created under the Local Government Act 1894.

The Hundreds of Derbyshire were the geographic divisions of the historic county of Derbyshire for administrative, military and judicial purposes. They were established in Derbyshire some time before the Norman conquest. In the Domesday Survey of 1086 AD the hundreds were called wapentakes. By 1273 the county was divided into 8 hundreds with some later combined, becoming 6 hundreds over the following centuries. The Local Government Act 1894 replaced hundreds with districts. Derbyshire is now divided into 8 administrative boroughs within the Derbyshire County Council area.

References

  1. Lead View Table
  2. "Local Authority population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. Alfreton House, Geograph picture, accessed September 2009
  4. "East Midlands Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 5 March 2021.

Coordinates: 53°00′N1°24′W / 53.00°N 1.40°W / 53.00; -1.40