Amber Valley

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Borough of Amber Valley
Borough
Shown within Derbyshire
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Ripley
Government
 • Type Amber Valley Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Nigel Mills,
Pauline Latham,
Patrick McLoughlin
Area
 • Total 102.5 sq mi (265.4 km2)
Area rank 152nd
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 122,500
 • Rank Ranked 173rd
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 17UB (ONS) E07000032 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.8% White
0.9% S.Asian[1]
Website ambervalley.gov.uk

Amber Valley is a local government district and borough in Derbyshire, England. It takes its name from the River Amber and covers a semi-rural area with a number of small towns formerly based around coal mining and engineering. The parliamentary constituency of Amber Valley covers a similar area.

The village of Crich and the Amber Valley area were the setting for the ITV drama series Peak Practice.

Politics[edit]

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 controlled by the Conservative party since they gained control from the Labour party at the 2000 election. As of the 2012 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[2]

Year Conservative Labour
2012 24 21

Towns of Amber Valley[edit]

Town Hall and council headquarters in Ripley
The offices of Amber Valley at Alfreton House in Alfreton.[3]

Main villages of Amber Valley[edit]

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

Crich Stand

Parishes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lead View Table
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Alfreton House, Geograph picture, accessed September 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°00′N 1°24′W / 53.00°N 1.40°W / 53.00; -1.40