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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 CouncilFriday, October 23rd, 2020 at 6:51pm
Alfreton Town Council is stepping in to help families who may find it difficult to provide meals for their children next week. With the announcement that the Government scheme to provide free school meals during school holidays is not being extended to next week's half term, and the continued hardship arising from the pandemic, the Town Council is keen to try and help.

From Monday, working in partnership with Alfreton House Tea Rooms, a packed lunch will be available free of charge to any family who is usually in receipt of free school meals or cannot provide a lunchtime meal to their children. Packed lunches will be available for collection from Alfreton House between 10-00 and 1-00 each weekday next week. To help gauge demand, it would be helpful if families who will be collecting packed lunches text 07856 208490 anonymously over the weekend just confirming how many lunches they will be picking up.
Town Mayor Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE, who will initially be funding the packed lunches through her Mayor's Allowance, said she was pleased that the Town Council could help in a small way in these unprecedented times and thanked the tea rooms for providing their services free of charge. She went on to encourage all those in genuine need to take advantage of the scheme, and said she hoped other businesses in the town would come forward to support a similar scheme in future school holidays if required.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, October 23rd, 2020 at 10:00am
Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation
The Town Council responded to the recent PSPO consultation to request that it is extended to include the Cemetery on Rodgers Lane and Bentley Close off the Welfare Ground.
Councillor Mary Kerry, Deputy Leader noted the Town Council has identified other problem areas in the town for unsocial gatherings, and hope the Borough Council will include these areas in their order, which will allow the police to enforce any issues in these locations in the future.
Pages 6 and 7 of the attached show the current restricted areas.
https://info.ambervalley.gov.uk/docarc/docviewer.aspx?docguid=093eca946a8b40d9b4d133674156eb2b
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 6:27pm
Christmas in Alfreton
A Christmas Tree has been ordered and a new nativity which will arrive in mid-November ready for the traditional lights display in Alfreton. Despite the current pandemic Christmas will still take place, activities, fun and games are being prepared for December. Watch this space….
Councillor Hannah Jowett-Frost, Lead Member for Events, added that it was even more important this year to make Alfreton attractive for residents and visitors, and the real tree and new nativity will continue to be part of the festivities.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 11:13am
It's simple, but washing your hands often is still one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from #COVID19.

Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 🧼

Find advice:
👉 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Alfreton Town Council
Department of Health and Social Care - DHSC
It's simple, but washing your hands often is still one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from #COVID19.

Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 🧼

Find advice:
👉 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town Council updated their cover photo.Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 11:12am