Amber Valley

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 Local Authority population at the 2011 Census was 122,309.[2]

Borough of Amber Valley
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Ceremonial countyDerbyshire
Admin. HQRipley
  TypeAmber Valley Borough Council
  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  MPs:Nigel Mills,
Pauline Latham,
Patrick McLoughlin
  Total102.5 sq mi (265.4 km2)
Area rank146th
 (mid-2018 est.)
  RankRanked 182nd
  Density1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code17UB (ONS) E07000032 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.8% White
0.9% S.Asian[1]

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


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 2019 election the council is under Labour party control and is currently composed of the following numbers of councillors:


Towns of Amber Valley

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.


See also


  1. Lead View Table
  2. "Local Authority population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. Alfreton House, Geograph picture, accessed September 2009

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