Amber Valley


Amber Valley

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Amber Valley


status = Borough
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Derbyshire
area = Ranked 170th
265.39 km²
adminhq = Ripley
onscode = 17UB
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=17UB
English district population|ONS=17UB
English district density|ONS=17UB / km²
ethnicity = 97.8% White
0.9% S.Asian [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=276917&c=amber+valley&d=13&e=13&g=433140&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1206726078673&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812 Lead View Table ] ]
politics = Amber Valley Borough Council
http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=17UB
mayor =
mp = Judy Mallaber,
Patrick McLoughlin
year = 2005

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

Towns of Amber Valley

*Alfreton

*Belper
*Codnor
*Heanor

* Ripley

Main villages of Amber Valley

*Ambergate
*Crich
*Denby
*Duffield
*Heage
*Holbrook
*Horsley
*Kedleston
*Kilburn
*Lea & Holloway
*Mackworth
*Quarndon
*Somercotes
*Swanwick

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

Parishes

*Aldercar and Langley Mill, Alderwasley, Alfreton
*Belper
*Codnor, Crich
*Denby, Dethick, Lea and Holloway, Duffield
*Hazelwood, Heanor and Loscoe, Holbrook, Horsley, Horsley Woodhouse
*Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay, Ironville
*Kedleston, Kilburn, Kirk Langley
*Mackworth, Mapperley
*Pentrich
*Quarndon
*Ravensdale Park, Riddings, Ripley
*Shipley, Shottle and Postern, Smalley, Somercotes, South Wingfield, Swanwick
*Turnditch and Windley
*Weston Underwood

References

External links

* [http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/ Amber Valley Borough Council website]
* [http://www.ambersoundfm.com/ Amber Sound FM]

ee also

*List of places in Derbyshire


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