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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

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.

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.

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


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!

Refine Specialist Dental Care

Alfreton Primary Care Centre, Church St, Alfreton DE55 7AH, UK – 01773 830560

A 22 stone bloke with major dental phobia after a previous dental surgeries inability to extract a canine meant avoiding dentists for a long long time. I was referred to refine and spoke to a young dr / surgeon. He left me feeling relaxed, i knew i needed 7 extractions and he made an action plan, 3 teeth the next visit for the complex ones and 4 the visit after. Well i went today for the 3 to be extracted, he was very professional, constantly talking, reassuring me and letting me know what he was doing and ensuring i was totally numb. I am now home still numb, 3 teeth lighter than an hour ago. Expecting some after pain, but very relaxed. I would not hesitate in recommending revive, their patient customer service is 2nd to none and made a traumatic situation bearable, and i am now confident enough to return next week for the final 4 to be extracted. If you are nervous or afraid of dentists, book a check up with these guys and they will alleviate your fears, the patient care is really tremendous. I am eternally grateful.

Very polite staff. Fantastic treatment (tooth extraction) I never felt a thing.

Jenkinson G R

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

Dr J Blyth

Greenhill La, Leabrooks, Alfreton DE55 1LU, UK – 01773 602707

Really lovely lady, makes you feel so comfortable. Seen her a couple of times over the years with female problems and she really makes you feel relaxed.

Dr J North - Alfreton Primary Care Centre

4 Church St, Alfreton DE55 7BD, UK – 01773 546900

Ok only been once seems alright.

The Village Surgery

The Hub, Shiners Way, Alfreton DE55 2AA, UK – 01773 811469

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

Methodist Church

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

Friendly, approachable and all made very welcome

The Junction 28 Church

126 The Common, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2EP, UK – 01773 810410

The J28 church is a great place to join together and worship God. With 2 services each Sunday, this place is somewhere you don't want to miss. The worship is lively and fun and the presence of the Lord is tangible. Great for any visitor to the area or those who want to find a new church and obviously there are also the regulars. After the meeting, refreshment of tea, coffee and biscuits are served and you can catch up with friends or meet someone new. There are also mid week activities of Wednesday Club (years 1-5), The Zone (years 6-11) and bible study on Wednesday evening. Platinum is also on once a month which is a place for the older generation to sing hymns together, listen to a wonderful sermon and have lovely cakes after the service. For more information please visit the J28 website where you will find all you need to know about this AOG Pentecostal church.

Great Christian fellowship for three Sundays as new people in these neck of the woods.

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.

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 Recycling

Cotes Park Ln, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4PU, UK

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!

Baler Options Ltd

Venture Cres, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 7RA, UK – 0845 458 2119

great service will be using again!

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

Spice Village

6 Market Pl, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2BN, UK – 01773 813007

Great food, lovely cosy restaurant.

Only ordered food from here a few times and the food was tasty and plenty to pick at on the menu. But ive been put of with the look of the kitchen so will not order again.

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!!

Bluey's Aussie Bar & Steakhouse

32 - 34 Nottingham Rd, Alfreton DE55 7HL, UK – 01773 689106

Cracking place for a chill out. Amazing food and brilliant customer service. I also love the comedy nights hosted once a month. Keep up the good work.

Good place to watch football. Many large good quality TVs

Nursery and Preschools

Stepping stones Alfreton

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

Primary and Secondary Schools

Public & Preparatory Schools

Blackwell Community Primary and Nursery School

Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5JG, UK – 01773 811281

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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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