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Borough of Amber Valley
Amber Valley
Shown within Derbyshire
Status: Borough
Region: East Midlands
Admin. County: Derbyshire
Ranked 152nd
265.4 km²
Admin. HQ: Ripley
ONS code: 17UB
  Total (2008 est.):
Ranked 171st
456 / km²
Ethnicity: 97.8% White
0.9% S.Asian[1]
Amber Valley Borough Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Judy Mallaber,
Patrick McLoughlin

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.


Towns of Amber Valley

The offices of Amber Valley at Alfreton House in Alfreton.[2]

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

Crich Stand


See also


  1. ^ Lead View Table
  2. ^ Alfreton House, Geograph picture, accessed September 2009

External links

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

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