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Alfreton gets lit up for Christmas!

The Town of Alfreton burst into light at 5pm last Saturday when the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, assisted by local children, turned on the Town’s Christmas lights.

The event was well attended by a large number of adults and children who packed the area around Alfreton House. They had been entertained throughout the day by a range of musicians, street entertainers, fair ground rides and of course dear old Santa.

The event also gave the opportunity for local charities to raise around £2,000 for good causes. Local producers and businesses also had the opportunity to showcase their wares.

Councillor Gail Dolman, the event organiser said “Of course an event like this cannot go ahead without the support of local businesses and shops. I would like to thank them all for their generosity particularly our support from Brandon Tool Hire, Keycraft, Alfreton Rotary Club and the many shops and businesses who generously provided raffle prizes”.

Councillor Mary Kerry, the Town Mayor said “I was thrilled to perform the switch on and pleased to see the excitement for Christmas from the many children and also the adults who helped with the Christmas countdown. I know that Christmas is a time for giving but once again Alfreton people displayed their warmth and generosity with spontaneous gifts and food parcels as well as cash for my chosen charity for this year, Alfreton Foodbank”

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News Headlines

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:54am
Appearing on Severn Square
Saturday 20th April
1 - 3PM
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:48am
Sale of Council Van
57 Plate
37000 miles
Some damage to drivers wing (see pictures)
Please contact the office by 2.30pm tomorrow if you may be interested
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, March 21st, 2019 at 10:35am
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.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:37am
Poppy Redesign
The Town Council has been approached by a local resident who would like to see a leaf added to the recently restored poppy to Alfreton House. That resident is an experienced sheet metal fabricator and has specialist equipment to undertake work of this type.
The resident has offered to design, manufacture and install the leaf, which would be the same design and colour as the Royal British Legion poppy, scaled appropriately.
There would be no cost to the Town Council. The Town Council have accepted this offer and will be working with the local resident to have this installed.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, March 15th, 2019 at 9:36am
Crich Parish Council held a no confidence vote on Amber Valley Borough Councils Planning Authority a view which the Town Council have supported.
Alfreton Town Council have ongoing concerns with planning applications in the Town over the past few years in relation especially to; Outseats farm development Eachwell Lane Development Tesco Store Application and Lack of consideration to Highways Advice

Alfreton is at saturation point for housing, services and facilities adequate to cope with the increased residents to the Town. Despite many concerns raised with the Borough Council, no regard has been given to those concerns and applications continue to be approved and implemented.

Further concerns will be raised separately in relation to the Green Belt Boundary and additional housing in Alfreton and negative responses from the Borough Council to Highways advice relating to the traffic island on Mansfield Road, installed to accommodate the new housing development (Outseats Farm)