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Access Denied at Alfreton Station

Alfreton Town Council has reacted angrily to the news that the disability works at the Towns station to make platform two accessible to all users has seemingly been pulled just eighteen months after the scheme was given the green light.The scheme had also been fully surveyed, designed and costed, and presented to the public last autumn. The Town Council are seeking formal confirmation, but understand the scheme has been pulled by the Department for Transport. Cllr Scott Walker, Leader of the Council said ‘the public needs to be aware that it is the Government who have stopped the scheme and the reality of the situation is that it could be more than seven years before the scheme comes around. It is unacceptable that the scheme has been stopped again and that the bad news has been sneaked out when cynically before the last General Election the news of the scheme approval was broadcast from the rooftops’ The Town Council has also had train operating companies contacting them unsure of the situation as they have not been told by the Government department.

The Town Council has vowed to keep up its 20 year fight, and is working with a number of bodies to highlight the plight of disabled passengers and bring about a discrimination claim. Town Mayor Mary Kerry added ‘the situation beggars belief with unprecedented investment in the rail industry, when fares keep rising faster than inflation and HS2 is going to connect with a route that some people can’t even access. The scheme is all designed and it is no defence that the cost of the scheme make it reasonable for the discrimination to take place when the vast budgets of Network Rail are considered’. The Town Council also understands that a taxi service is available for disabled customer’s, but needs to be booked in advance. The Council has asked that the service be advertised, but the train operating companies are not prepared to change the signage at the station advising customers to take a one hour detour. The Town Council encourages rail users to ask about and use this service.

Trent Buses Failed Promise To Residents

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns for public safety with the news that local bus operator Trent Barton is to press ahead with the introduction of larger buses on the nines route only months after assuring local residents that it would not run larger busses down Alma and Grange Streets in the town. The promise came at a public meeting organised by the Town Council and attended by over 100 residents after much concern that the roads along the new route were extremely narrow and congested and pass three schools, three nurseries and a Surestart centre.

Town Mayor Cllr Mary Kerry said “not only is it regrettable that busses continue to run down narrow residential streets filled daily with young children, but to find out that Trent Barton are reneging on their promise to local residents a little over eighteen months since the public meeting is totally unacceptable “. The Town Council has called upon Trent Barton to rethink its plans and keep its promise and run their larger busses via the High Street to protect local residents and school children.

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 3:13pm
🛍️ We are excited to announce that Pinxton puppets will be joining us to entertain the children at the next Artisan Market! 🛍️

Saturday 27th July

10am - 3pm
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 12:22pm
We are 1yrs Old!!

To Celebrate we will be holding a anniversary event at the Pharmacy Wednesday 10th July between 10-12pm!

Pop down to meet the team, have some Free snacks & cakes !!

Our Team will also be on hand to offer Free Blood pressure checks, and tell you about all the amazing changes that have taken place this year!

Pop down we would love to see all of our lovely patients and local community x
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, July 7th, 2024 at 6:00pm
This is happening tomorrow, go along to understand the plans.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, July 5th, 2024 at 8:00am
👚👕🩳Alfreton, Derbyshire - Alfreton is blooming with excitement as Mayor David Taylor officially opens the Bloomers Display in the town centre. The display, which features a variety of clothing featuring business sponsors, celebrates the town's textile heritage and community spirit.

The grand opening of the Bloomers Display was made even more special as Town Mayor David Taylor announced a generous donation of £700 to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in memory of Stan Marczynski, a beloved member of the Alfreton community who sadly lost his battle with lung cancer last year. Stan worked alongside his son, Rob, as the Town Council contractor.

The Bloomers Display, organised by Alfreton Town Council and installed by Decx, an Alfreton firm, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the town's community. The display features an array of clothing to promote and showcase the heritage of the town and the current business community. David Nieper provided the oversized bloomers which feature on each line. Businesses were invited to sponsor a line to advertise their business.

Representatives from David Nieper Foundation, RSM Home and Gardens, Prestige Driveways, Enchanted Rose and the Market traders joined the Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor on Saturday. The Town Council were hosting the monthly market and provided entertainment in the fashion of 'washerwomen' to further promote the installation.

Town Mayor David Taylor expressed his gratitude to the community for their support in making the Bloomers Display a success. He said, "I am delighted to see the town come together to create such a beautiful display. It is a true reflection of the community spirit that makes Alfreton such a special place to live."

The donation to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation will provide support for the charity that works tirelessly to support those affected by lung cancer and to fund vital research into the disease. The Mayor added, "It is an honour to make this donation in memory of Stan, I hope that this contribution will help the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in their important work and bring comfort to those who have been affected by this disease."

The Bloomers Display will be on display until early autumn. It will be replaced by the annual Christmas lights display.

The Town Council and Decx have begun planning for the 2025 display and are working with David Nieper Academy to create a vision...🧐watch this space...🩳👕👚
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, July 4th, 2024 at 11:16am
New Bereavement Support Group at The Croft on Slack Lane in Ripley supported by Amber Valley CVS (AVCVS). Please see below for details.