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Amber Valley


Amber Valley

Borough of Amber Valley
Shown within Derbyshire
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Ripley
 • Type Amber Valley Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • MPs: Nigel Mills,
Pauline Latham,
Patrick McLoughlin
 • Total 16.14 sq mi (41.81 km2)
Area rank 285th
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank Ranked 309th
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/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]

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 whose economy was formerly based on 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 1
  • Towns of Amber Valley 2
  • Main villages of Amber Valley 3
  • Parishes 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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 except for a single year after the 2014 election. As of the 2015 election the council returned to Conservative party control and is composed of the following councillors:-[2]

Year Conservative Labour
2015 24 21

Towns of Amber Valley

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

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 Ripley Rural District and Belper Rural District. The district was granted borough status in 1988.

Crich Stand


See also


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

External links

  • Amber Valley Borough Council website
  • Amber Sound FM
  • Visit Amber Valley
  • Amber Valley Centre for Voluntary Services
  • Amber Valley Info Web Site

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