Saturday, December 2, 2023

Register to Vote in Upcoming Local Elections

If you have turned 18, moved house, got married, changed your name, or currently aren’t registered to vote, you need to register to vote before 12th April.

Your vote matters!  To change how money is spent, what ideals and actions are pursued, and what Belper and Amber Valley stand for, you have to vote.

If you aren’t happy with road repairs, building plans, or Green Belt deletions, recycling provisions, public toilets, tourism, or how Babington has been handled, or want things like fly tipping, and dog defecation addressed, voting is the way to change how these things are handled.  If you like the decisions being made on your behalf, you still need to vote to keep it how you want it.

Current majority:
Belper Town Council and Amber Valley Borough Council both currently have a Conservative majority, which invariably determines the outcome of council voting.

There will be two elections in areas of Amber Valley.  The Borough Council elections, and the Town/Parish elections.

These will occur on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

All parishes in Amber Valley will have an election so long as more than one person stands for election.

The 15 Amber Valley Borough wards holding elections are:

  • Alfreton
  • Alport
  • Belper Central
  • Belper East
  • Belper North
  • Belper South
  • Crich
  • Duffield
  • Heage and Ambergate
  • Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook
  • Ripley
  • Ripley & Marehay
  • South West Parishes
  • Swanwick
  • Wingfield

Amber Valley Borough Council offers these additional resources:

Official notice of Parish election 

Official notice of Borough election 

Parish information pack

Borough information pack

Briefing for potential candidates and their election agents


Registration deadlines

To make sure that you have a say in the upcoming elections on Thursday 2nd May 2019, please register to vote online at

  • New registrations must reach the council by Friday 12 April 2019.
  • New postal applications must reach the council before 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
  • New proxy applications must reach the council before 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

If you need help with applying to vote, you can contact AVBC on 01773 841458 or by email

Candidates:  Please send your campaign material to ASAP

Clare Washbrook

Current Editor-in-Chief News and magazine editor since 1995 Post-grads: Literature; Theatre; Journalism, Ethics & Law Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green, Belper's WW1 Poppies, Amber Valley Solidarity No political party memberships/affiliations.

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