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Alfreton Town Council Tour Of The Town

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Members of Alfreton Town Council will be undertaking their Annual Tour of the Town and will be at the locations listed below :-

 

Area Approximate Time
Depart from Alfreton House 18.00
Rodgers Lane Play Area 18.02
Crabtree Allotment Site 18.10
Beech Avenue Play Area and Footpath 18.20
Meadow Lane Footpaths 1 & 2 18.35
Meadow Lane Industrial Area 18.45
Alfreton Railway Station 18.50
Milton Avenue Allotment Site 19.05
Flowery Leys Lane Footpath 19.20
Birchwood Road 19.25
Centenary Green 19.30
Peasehill Allotment 20.00
The Green 20.05
Alfreton Welfare Ground 20.10
Bus Station 20.20
Severn Square 20.25
Institute Lane 20.30
Footpath Adjacent Alfreton Academy 20.40
Southend Allotments 20.50
Watchorn Play Area 21.00
Alma Watchorn Park including shelter 20.10
Alfreton Park 21.15
House of Confinement 21.20
Return to Alfreton House 21.30

 

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.

 

 

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, August 6th, 2020 at 11:42am
Join us in paying tribute to forgotten British and Commonwealth forces who served in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to WW2. Leave a message of thanks on our interactive map, take part in the Two Minute Silence at 11am on 15 August and tune into BBC One to watch our commemorative service at the National Memorial Arboretum. Visit our website for the full programme of activities and discover how you can help us mark VJ Day 75. ➡️ www.rbl.org.uk/vjday75
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, August 6th, 2020 at 8:38am
* EAT OUT TO HELP OUT *

The Governments "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme is now live & we've been asked to share a list of participating restaurants, cafes & pubs within Alfreton*, so far we have:

Alfreton House Tearooms
Costa Coffee
Subway
MADE at No.18
The Railside cafe

Get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August, as many times as you like

You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

*Information taken from www.gov.uk on 6/8/2020*

Please let us know if you have joined the scheme and would like adding to the list!
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, July 30th, 2020 at 11:05am
**Competition Time**

VJ DAY PICNIC AT HOME

Rules of entry:

Follow Public Health England Guidelines and enjoy a safe picnic.

Only residents of Alfreton Town can enter (Properties within the boundary of Train Line, A38, Brook and Chesterfield Hill)

Only residential properties can enter. No businesses.
Picture of your tasty picnic to be submitted by 23.59pm on Sunday 16th August 2020. Through messenger or email to office@alfretontc.co.uk Please confirm full name and address with entry.

Only one picture per household can be entered.
All photos will be placed on a post by Alfreton Town Council
Winners to be chosen by the Town Mayor and announced after 12 noon on Thursday 20th August 2020.

1st £50
2nd £25
3rd £10

Same to amount to charity (TBC)
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, July 25th, 2020 at 10:20am
*South Normanton Athletic Announce New Reserves Team*

After having to fold the reserve team a couple of seasons ago, The Shiners are proud to announce we can welcome back reserve team football back to Lees Lane for the new season.

Managed by local resident Joe Smith, the reserves are a young team full of energy and the club are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for local players to play for their local team at a high standard of football.

Joining Joe Smith with be another local resident in Matt “Paddy” Hill. Paddy has worked with newer members of the clubs committee for over 6 years now and brings a wealth of experience at this standard of football.

The reserves are yet to find out which division they will be playing in but will be joining the 1st Team in the Central Midlands Football League setup.

With the majority of the team being made up of lads from the local area, the reserves are delighted to see the talent development of the clubs future stars under Smiths stewardship.

#UpTheShiners
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSaturday, July 25th, 2020 at 10:19am
Successful Internal Audit

The Council are pleased to announce that their internal audit was passed with no issues raised. The internal auditor is an independent person of the Council who inspects and reviews the Council accounts and records for accuracy and completeness.

Once approved by Full Council the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) is sent to the external auditors for approval. A period is set for the public to inspect the accounting records from Thursday 23rd July 2020 to Thursday 3rd September 2020.