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Alfreton Train Station

As part of Alfreton Town Councils campaign to improve facilities and access at the Town’s station, which has been ongoing for more than 25 years, representatives from East Midlands Trains and the Derbyshire Law Centre attended a recent Town Council meeting.

The meeting heard about recent works at the station including security and toilet upgrades and details of an extension to the current Franchise ahead of a formal announcement of a new East Midlands Railway Franchise, which is now expected in April. A variety of topics were raised by Councillors, with the discussions dominated by car parking and access challenges. Although the meeting was constructive, members were left frustrated with the limited information about the long-delayed access improvement project, where it is expected that clearer information on funding in Network Rails Control Period 6 would be available in April. It was also noted that the ongoing short extensions of the current Franchise was limiting opportunity to compete more substantial works to the car park where it was agreed a full review was required by the new Franchisee.

An update on a Discrimination claim, which had been initiated by the Town Council was provided by the Derbyshire Law Centre, who confirmed the final stages of the claim where being concluded ahead of the case being heard in court.

Finally, members expressed concern that fares to London via Chesterfield were more expensive than via Nottingham, which felt like a double whammy for less able passengers that had to travel that route due to the access restrictions to south bound services.

The meeting resolved to write to the Transport Minister and the local MP’s with constituents likely to use Alfreton Station, pressing for prioritisation of the access work. A further meeting is to be held with East Midlands Trains once the new Franchise has been awarded and funding for Control Period 6 confirmed. East Midlands Trains agreed to undertake urgent investigate concerns with the structure of the current bridge, clarity of disabled parking provision and visibility of the ticket machine in direct sunlight.

 

 

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Alfreton Town Council shared a post.Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 4:28pm
Flower festival coming up folks! Please note the date and offers of help will be gratefully received.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, June 13th, 2019 at 4:25pm
Alfreton leads the way
We are delighted to announce that Alfreton is the first council in Amber Valley to be awarded the Quality Award in the Local Council Award Scheme.
This top achievement recognises that Alfreton Town Council demonstrates good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, that its officers and elected members go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading the community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and further develop.
The award scheme is designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils. It recognises that councils like Alfreton give people a voice and help them become more involved in the decisions that affect their lives.
The award will be formally presented to the Town Council in July.
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Alfreton Town Council updated their cover photo.Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 4:06pm
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, June 6th, 2019 at 4:26pm
Town Mayor, councillor Marlene Bennett MBE planted a ‘remembrance’ rose to commemorate D-Day. A plaque is in place as a lasting reminder. Father Mark Taylor blessed the rose and read a prayer. Thank you to those who attended.
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