Wooden letters that read '2015 goals'If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to find work in 2015, or you’re interested in changing your current job, you should consider joining the Work Club.

The club, which is supported by Allenton Big Local and delivered by the Derby Adult Learning Service, runs on Mondays (except bank holidays) between 10am and 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm at the Allen Park Centre on Allen Street, next to Allenton Library. It provides free access to computers and the internet, opportunities to gain new qualifications, and support to help you create a CV, improve your interview techniques, and develop presentation skills.

Here is the latest blog update from Allenton Big Local’s Rep, Bill Badham:

Bill Badham, Local Trust Rep

Here’s a great article which has just been published online by Positive News. It talks about Big Local as a “bold approach to regeneration, investing over ten years in communities which have been overlooked for funding in the past and, most radically, letting residents hold the £1m purse-strings.”

“Resident decision-makers have gained confidence in public speaking, accounting and community consultation.”

“For most people in these areas, this is the first time they have ever experienced this degree of control over so much money.”

Too many people use the parking for park and ride. to the detriment of local shops and shoppers local people cannot get parking as cars are left there all day. introduce parking charges over 30 minutes. enforce no queuing for spaces rule. its chaos at


Alvaston is in need of improvements too but the council keeps running out of money.  Allenton shopping area was done up a few years ago, they have a swimming pool, fitness centre, park, cinema and supermarkets and DIY Stores…Alvaston has nothing.


I Think some of the money should be invested in Allenton United Football Club as we currently run 4 football teams and a Kids football Academy , we run the football club on a shoe string budget and have now applied to use Moorways Staduim