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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.
Click link to see YOUR Council Contact details. Just enter your postcode
See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
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

Somer Cotes Dental Practice

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

Is a second time when i been there and is brilliant, really nice staff and professional job. I see some people on here saying been waiting for 40 minutes, my appointment was for 15:00 and 15:05 I was in. The dentist is really nice,i had extraction and i didn't feel any pain or anything. Really good job. I really recommended!

Had previous really bad experience with a emergency dentist in Derby. This made me terrified about visiting a dentist. I wasn’t going for regular check ups. I then had a problem crop up with a previous filling becoming lose and pressing on a nerve. I was in agony. But I needed to get something done. On recommendation I contacted (terrified) Somercotes dental practise, the Receptionist Adele or Abbie I think it was instantly put me at ease when I explained my situation. When arriving for the appointment I had booked myself in with the receptionist. Who had long dark hair up in a ponytail, I think it was the lady I spoke to on the phone. She told me not to worry and that everything was going to be fine. I think she could tell I was worked up and was getting a little upset. I had a seat and then was called through. The receptionist had a quiet word with the dentist and explained that I was pretty worried which I thought was a really nice thing to do. I went into the room where I had a little cry (being an idiot) I was handed tissues and allowed to calm down. Then the treatment: I didn’t feel a thing! I was talked through everything that was happening. And regularly asked if I was ok by both the dentist and the dental nurse. I felt very welcome from the minute I entered the practise and very well looked after for the whole experience. I now feel better about going and will book regularly for check ups. Thanks Somercotes Dental Practise

Genesis Dental Care

2 Birchwood Ln, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 3DA, UK – 01773 549696

Been today and cannot fault service! Dentist is so caring and supportive ( I'm a nervous patient!!) talked through all treatment needed. Excellent on every level!

I visited this practice today having only rang for an appointment this morning. I was seen by Glyn who was extremely kind, courteous and professional and also very sensitive to my personal needs . An excellent service. Thank you Margaret Wragg

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.

Always been nervous about visiting dental practices but the team at Amber Valley have always managed to keep me calm on my appointments. A lovely practice with very nice patient staff.


Glendair Dental Practice

Limes Ave, Alfreton DE55 7DW, UK – 01773 832164

I went to Glendair for a consultation and Kavit that I saw was very thorough and descriptive of my options for a post and Crown or an overlay and root canal treatment. I went ahead with the root canal first which I was nervous about but I had no need to be as Kavit and dental nurse Demi kept me reassured and comfortable throughout. My treatment is now finished and I will carry on with check ups at Glendair as ive been so impressed with the treatment and service at Glendair.

All the staff make such an effort to put you at ease. Really happy to have found such a nice dentist practice!

Jenkinson G R

Limes Ave, Alfreton DE55 7DW, UK – 01773 832164

Hafren House Dental Surgery

1 Cressy Rd, Alfreton DE55 7BR, UK – 01773 832158

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.

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.

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 .

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
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

St Werburgh's Church, Blackwell

Church Hill, Old Blackwell, Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5HN, UK – 01773 873305

Loverly walk

Methodist Church

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

Friendly, approachable and all made very welcome

Watchorn Memorial Methodist Church

Derby Rd, Alfreton DE55 7AQ, UK – 01773 832063

An Evangelical, Biblically sound Christian Church that is open to the Holy Spirit and seeks that others are introduced to Jesus Christ the Saviour and Lord. There is a lot to be said for this Christian fellowship.

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!

Quick efficient and very helpful.

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

60th Diamond anniversary lunch for 11. Superb service, food and location and Santos was extremely helpful in ecommending and organising the menu which we asked to be kept to a set price per head. The selection was excellent and catered for all tastes. When we asked for one person's vegetables be cooked longer, teeth problems, this was undertaken quickly and with little fuss. I have no hesitation in recommending this location and would like to thank all staff on behalf of my parents. The setting and service made it a special day for them.

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.

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

Very very good service. The meal was nice and will be back. Very good for that special occasion and that treat in life.

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

Christ The King Catholic Primary

Firs Ave, Alfreton DE55 7EN, UK – 01773 832919

I visit this school on a weekly basis and am always made very welcome. The children are well behaved and eager to learn. Thank you to the lovely office staff for being super efficient and friendly. The teaching staff are enthusiastic and have a very positive attitude. A very pleasing experience all round!

Westhouses Primary School

Bolden Terrace, Westhouses, Alfreton DE55 5AF, UK – 01773 832518

Blackwell Community Primary and Nursery School

Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5JG, UK – 01773 811281

Public & Preparatory Schools

Blackwell Community Primary and Nursery School

Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5JG, UK – 01773 811281

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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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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