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This site provides you with news of local matters, contact details for the Council and Council Members, meeting dates, minutes and various other useful documents.

White Post Farm comes to Alfreton!

Come and join us on Saturday!
WhitePost-Farm comes to Alfreton! Mice, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Chicks, Ducklings, Reptiles, Creepy Crawlies and more! Alfreton House 10am – 2pm
Over at Alfreton Indoor Market we have the Mayors Charity Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre and FREE face painting from Chernobyl Childrens LifeLine
***Alfreton House is located on the junction of Rodgers Lane & High Street, opposite Mario’s Fish bar ***

Town Council calls for senior management changes at East Midlands Railway

At its recent meeting Alfreton Town Council considered an update on further changes to East Midlands Railway services (EMR). The meeting heard that in little under 12 months EMR had substantially reduced services to the Town, including the removal of the Towns direct London services after almost 50 years, and more recently a 35% reduction in regional services to the Town with 48 hours’ notice with mass cancelation due to operational difficulties. The meeting was also told has EMR has now twice reneged on promises to reinstate those services from the 12th of December and the 3rd of January respectively, only advising stakeholders retrospectively and was still taking bookings for travel on these withdrawn services.
Council Deputy Leader Mary Kerry told the meeting that it is apparent that East Midlands Railway have been less than transparent in their correspondence, most notably with fare paying customers, and would seemingly have an unhealthy culture in that respect highlighted by recent suggestions of a ‘slightly reduced timetable’ which has subsequently transpired to be almost 1 in 5 of their trains scheduled to call at Alfreton.
The Town Council has previously passed a vote of no Confidence the management of East Midlands Railways, and it was unanimously resolved at their recent meeting that should be extended to call for the top level of management at EMR to consider their position to allow both the culture and service to be addressed by a new team.

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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, May 5th, 2022 at 9:24pm
👑 We are so excited to announce our Jubilee celebrations! 👑

Thursday 2nd June 2022 - Beacon Lighting Ceremony & Open Evening at Alfreton Park Community Special School with music from Alfreton Treble Clef Choir and Alfreton Male Voice Choir

Friday 3rd June 2022 - A Service of Thanksgiving at St Martins Church 2pm

Saturday 4th June 2022 - Party in the Town! With live music from Jake Mann - Guitar Player, Midnight Shift Rockabilly, Sarah Bright Professional Vocalist, Made Music & Acorn Roots

Sunday 5th June 2022 - A Royal Teddy Bears picnic in the park hosted by Chernobyl Childrens LifeLine followed by music from Death Of The High Street at Alfreton Cricket Club
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 10:34am
We are putting together the final arrangements for this event, please check back soon for more details.
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 8:04am
Alfreton Town Council supports Watchorn Christian School Community Garden

At the March meeting, the Town Council was pleased to make a grant of £650.00 to Watchorn Christian School which will be used to create a nature and vegetable patch for the school children, nursery children and community groups.

Councillor Hannah Jowett-Frost said “We recognise the importance of spending time outdoors, getting people moving and interacting with nature. This project will help teach children and parents how to grow, harvest and cook healthy meals”.
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, April 11th, 2022 at 9:05am
Get ready to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Have a question? then send us a message and we will get back to you.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, April 7th, 2022 at 8:57am
White post farm comes to Alfreton!

The Town Council was delighted to see such overwhelming support for the White Post Farm Animal Roadshow on 26th March. They bought with them a variety of small animals and reptiles which children were able to get up close to and the sun certainly shone on Alfreton that day!

Our grateful thanks to the animal handlers from White Post Farm who made this such a successful & interactive part of the day.

Thanks also to Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline who were sponsored by Alfreton Town Council to provide free face painting which proved to be amazingly popular. Apologies to those who were unable to get their faces painted, clearly we shall need to have more face painters at the next event!

Over £130 was raised by Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre which is the Mayors chosen charity this year. The charity provides disadvantaged children with a break at the seaside which they may otherwise never receive.