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Town Council fury at further delays to access scheme at Alfreton Station

After accepting an invite from the Town Council, representatives from Network Rail attended the full council meeting on Tuesday evening to explain to members why there has been a further delay to the schemes to provide step free access to platform 2. Members heard how the scheme had been deferred in 2019 due to Government cuts, but had been due to start construction at the start of this year. A combination of inflationary pressures, budget challenges set by the government, and the pandemic were cited as the reasons for the most recent delays. Network Rail apologised to the Council and wider community for the latest delays.

 

The meeting pressed for some assurances the project would still go ahead and was advised that a design review and tendering process would consume much of this year, and with a construction period of up to nine months completion by early 2024 was now anticipated. The meeting was also informed that the agreed taxi provision by the rail companies for disabled passengers unable to reach platform 2 was not widely advertised, and that a councillor had witnessed a disabled passengers being misadvised by train staff to proceed to Langley Mill to change trains.

 

Councillor Scott Walker said ‘it is clear that the root cause of the delays rest with central government and I urge our local MP Nigel Mills to turn his repeated broken promises into firm action with his government colleagues. Levelling up for Alfreton has so far seen our direct London Services cut, our regional services reduced by around 35% with 48 hours notes, threats of closure to our ticket office, and promised funds for the access scheme spent in Market Harborough.” The meeting resolved to write to Gary Walsh, East Midlands Route Director for Network Rail pressing for urgent progress, and share the latest update with the Derbyshire Law Society asking them to bring litigation against Network Rail under the Equalities Act. The meeting further agreed to write to East Midlands Railway and Northern Rail seeking confirmation of their provision for disabled passengers, and details of the training provided to station and train staff for these arrangements.

 

Full details of the Network Rail update can be found here: Network Rail update on Alfreton Station May 2022

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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 ***

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, June 30th, 2022 at 10:45am
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Alfreton Town CouncilMonday, June 20th, 2022 at 2:35pm
Alfreton Town Council grant award

At the May meeting, the Town Council was pleased to make a grant of £750.00 to James Simpson who is participating in The DECA – an ironman triathlon, every day for 10 days, totalling 24 miles of swimming, 1,120 miles of cycling and 262 miles of running in aid of raising money to support & promote outdoor activities for young people in Alfreton.

Councillor David Taylor said “We wish James the very best of luck in this gruelling test of endurance! We know how keen he is to engage young people in outdoor activities in our town, we look forward to working with him & SISU as part of the Activ8 Alfreton Project which encourages people of all ages, abilities & fitness levels to undertake some form of regular physical activity”.

More information on James fundraising and the launch of Activ8 can be found here:
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, June 5th, 2022 at 8:16am
After a wonderful few days celebrating The Queens Jubilee, it is with great sadness that we are having to postpone our two events today.
We have assessed the park this morning, but due to adverse weather conditions it would be unsafe for us to go ahead with todays events.
The Teddy Bears Picnic will hopefully go ahead as planned (weather permitting) on Fathers Day June 19th. We will announce a further date for Death of the High Streets gig.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, June 5th, 2022 at 8:00am
⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ CANCELLED! ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, June 4th, 2022 at 8:00am