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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 CouncilFriday, April 9th, 2021 at 4:05pm
Alfreton Town Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE said:

On behalf of the Council and Officers, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. We hope we can speak on behalf of Alfreton residents in showing our respect at this time to our nations' Royal Family.

Due to Covid-19 a hard copy book of condolence will not be available, an online book is available at Amber Valley Borough Council https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/book-of-condolence

If you wish to pay your respects by laying flowers, these can be placed outside Alfreton House.
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Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, April 8th, 2021 at 7:32pm
As a beacon of hope Alfreton Town Council would love to see everyone grow a sunflower in their front gardens or in pots if you do not have a garden, supporting AVBC's initiative.
We would like to see the whole of the Borough brought to life with colour, hopefully all four Town Councils will be taking part. Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley.
Please all get involved and share your creations with us, let’s see who can nurture the biggest Sunflower!
A few will be planted in Alfreton House – watch out for them soon…
Support the High Street and buy local, seeds can be purchased from Taylors Corn Stores, Gee Jays, Co-op, Wilkos and if there is anywhere else, let us know...
Some guidance can be found here:
https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-sunflowers/#:~:text=When%20to%20plant%20sunflower%20seeds&text=Sow%20sunflower%20seeds%20from%20April,has%20passed%2C%20from%20early%20June
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 7:34pm
April Bulletin is out now. DUWC opening Centres from next Monday. If you want a copy of our Bulletin, please message us. Please share widely.
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Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:04am
🐣🐇HAPPY EASTER🐤🐰
Alfreton House has been decorated following several competitions in schools, it looks bright and spring like 🐣🌻💐
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Alfreton Town Council updated their profile picture.Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at 10:00am