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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


Barclays Bank

59 High St, Alfreton DE55 7DP, UK – 0345 734 5345

Spacious, friendly and efficient


1 Chesterfield Rd, Alfreton DE55 7ZR, UK – 0345 788 8444

Very friendly and helpful. Disappointed when I arrived at 9.45 Wednesday morning to find they don't open until 10.00am, website has not been updated and says 9.30.

Nice people and always feels welcomed here.

Lloyds Bank

21 High St, Alfreton DE55 7DR, UK – 0345 300 0000

Building Societies


35-, 37 High Street, Alfreton DE55 7DR, UK – 0800 554 1425

Local Chambers of Commerce for DE55 6BS. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Somercotes Parish Council

108-114 Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4HT, UK – 01773 603810

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for DE55. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Shirland area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Shirland and DE55 6BS with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Genesis Dental Practice

8 Birchwood Ln, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 3DA, UK

Very professional not great parking

Somer Cotes Dental Practice

350-352 Lower Somercotes, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4LP, UK – 01773 609543

I first attended with a tooth problem & with the fear that has haunted me since childhood. Thanks to help from Dr Neha Sharma I am no longer scared & at last have a dentist I don't want to change. I am always welcomed with a smile by the lovely support staff who help simply by being calm.

Amber Valley Dental Practice

28A Pentrich Rd, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1BQ, UK – 01773 540648

I was so nervous as it had been a long while since I had been to a dentist after a bad experience. It was fine. The receptionist was lovely and friendly and helpful, the dental nurse was reassuring and the dentist filled me with confidence for my treatment. I should have come here a long while ago.

Visited this practice first in 2010 and I was quite indifferent with the service but having said that, the past couple of years I cannot fault the level of service I have received. Lovely people working there, been in pain a couple of times and they have always seen me on the same day!!!! Would recommend to others if you are looking for a good practice, choose this one.

Somercotes Medical Centre

Somercotes Medical Centre, 22 Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4JJ, UK – 01773 602141

I can always get an appointment when I need one. The doctors are very professional they listen to you fully and are very caring. The nurses are friendly and reassuring. Me and my family have had nothing but support whenever we have visited

Having moved from derby where (no disrespect intended) every doctor is foreign and do their best to push you out of the door, I made an appointment with doctor mclochlan (??) I was suffering terribly with depression linked to alcoholism and cannabis misuse. Hands down the most supportive understanding and helpful doctor I have ever seen she gave me the support and time I needed to gather my head and get healthy again. 6 months later I am now clean of both of my addictions, no longer on anti depressants and in full time employment. I have also seen Dr Dowd and Dr heafield which were both equally as brilliant as Dr mclochlan(??). All things considered this surgery is an example of when the nhs works absolutely fantastic. I owe Dr mclochlan my life and so much more. Thank you so much .

Dr G Page - Staffa Health

189 Birkinstyle Ln, Shirland, Alfreton DE55 6LD, UK – 01773 309040

Apart from car parking I would rate services A1. It may not be possible to see the doctor of choices, but which ever doctor you see is pleasant , helpful and listens to you.

Parkside Surgery

Church St, Alfreton DE55 7AH, UK – 01773 546900

brilliant doctors and very friendly reception staff

Great doctors, best in the area highly recommend this surgery.

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Storthfield House

Storthfield House, Storth Ln, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 3AA, UK – 01773 515600

Field House Hospital

Chesterfield Rd, Alfreton DE55 7DT, UK – 01773 838150

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DE55 6BS.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for DE55 6BS
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Methodist Church

55 High St, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1AA, UK – 01773 819673

Friendly, approachable and all made very welcome

Saint Helens Church, Pinxton

135 Park Ln, Pinxton, Nottingham NG16 6PR, UK – 01773 580024

Family friendly service and a nice venue.

Lovely grade 2 listed church .very friendly welcome

St Andrews Church

22 The Green, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1BL, UK – 01773 541458

Have been to a few weddings and a funeral here and other events too! Seems a friendly place and the events seem to have gone smoothly. It is very spacious inside and the grounds are well tended to.

I Have Been In There Many Times And It Is I Lovely Experience To Have In Life , I Know The Vicor And He Is Brilliant!! Xx

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Shirland. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

J C Balls & Sons - Recycling

Cotes Park Ln, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4PU, UK – 01773 602070

grate service, grate prices

Sims Metal Management, Scrap Metal Yard

Birchwood Ln, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4NH, UK – 01773 603512

Absolute amazing place! The girl on the weighbridge is very nice with a great complexion!

FCC Environment

Cotes Park Industrial Estate, Cotes Park Ln, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4NJ, UK – 0344 736 9990

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Shirland

Santo's Higham Farm Hotel & Restaurants

Main Rd, Higham, Alfreton DE55 6EH, UK – 01773 833812

Superb service, amazing food, super selection of beers and #whisky. Highly recommended. We celebrated my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary today. There were just under 50 people in out party and everything went swimmingly.

Had a wonderful night celebrating Mick’s birthday, would 100% recommend to anyone! Great food and lovely staff. We all LOVED the 38oz steak specials 😍🥩

New Bengal Balti & Tandoori Restaurant

3 King St, Alfreton DE55 7AF, UK – 01773 832824

UPDATE: We would like to apologise to everyone for the delay in our re-opening. We are planning to open as soon as possible, however we are experiencing some difficulties with the renovations. We apologise for any inconveniences this may have caused and would like to thank everyone for the constant support and kind messages.

Lovely people and lovely food, we don't order Indian takeaway from anywhere else!!

The Schoolhouse Restaurant

43 Church Street, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2BT, UK – 01773 580747

Absolutely amazing food. From the olives to the main, well impressed. And they made our anniversary meal that little more special with a complimentary heart shaped balloon. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Cosy atmosphere and great service in a former schoolhouse. Don't let the back street location put you off. Tasty freshly cooked food. The prawns pil pil were large and juicy, very nice. The vegetarian mushroom gnocchi had so many different variety of mushrooms in it. I would like to see more vegetarian options for mains though. Good selection of drinks. Very friendly staff. Would recommended.

Nursery and Preschools

Stepping stones Alfreton

Grange St, Alfreton DE55 7JA, UK – 01773 521343

Primary and Secondary Schools

Public & Preparatory Schools

Leys Junior School

22 Flowery Leys Ln, Alfreton DE55 7HA, UK – 01773 832895

Blackwell Community Primary and Nursery School

Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5JG, UK – 01773 811281

See all sorts of shops near you.
Local social service agencies for DE55 6BS with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DE55 6BS with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for DE55 6BS, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for DE55 6BS with contact details and location maps

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