Erewash Borough Council Online Consultation Panel
Are you a resident of Erewash and aged 16 or over?
The council has its own panel of residents who have registered to receive links to secure EBC online surveys and welcomes requests to join the panel.
If you live in the borough and would like more information or to join, it only takes a minute to register.
Online panel members can request their data to be deleted at any time by contacting Erewash Borough Council's Community Engagement Officer email@example.com or 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575.
EBC will use this information to produce anonymous aggregated reports from which no individual can be identified. Information may need to be shared with other departments within EBC to ensure that you receive the best possible service. If so, this will be made clear in our privacy notice. EBC will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes or any other reason unless required to do so by law.
Erewash Borough Council Equality Objectives 2020-2024
Under the Public Sector Equality Duty, EBC is required to review and prepare equality objectives every four years and as the current objectives were agreed in April 2016 the council is undertaking a review.
Communities from within the borough of Erewash are invited to share their thoughts and views by completing a survey before 1155pm Tuesday 24 March 2020. Early completion of the survey is encouraged to allow interim findings to be available for discussion and consideration before the survey deadline.
The overall survey findings will be used to help the council prepare their equality objectives for 2020-2024 and to plan how best to monitor and measure the delivery of the objectives once agreed.
For more information about the survey please contact Jo Watts, Personnel Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Consultation Plan
A consultation on growth options in Erewash has begun and residents are encouraged to have their say on the council's choice of preferred housing sites.
The local plan consultation on growth options will form part of the council’s Core Strategy and aims to help identify the locations of sufficient land to deliver the housing requirements of the Borough.
The 12-week consultation runs until Monday 20 April 2020 and can be accessed, along with relevant documents, on the 2020 Core Strategy Review page.
Derbyshire Armed Forces Community Survey
Members of the Armed Forces Community (regular armed forces personnel, reservists, veterans and family members) who live in Derbyshire are invited to complete a survey which has been developed by the University of Derby and Derbyshire County Council.
The survey aims to collect information on the size and make-up of the Armed Forces Community living in Derbyshire and will be used to help inform and improve local services for individuals and families who are connected to the Armed Forces.
For more information and access to the survey, which closes on 3 April 2020, please visit the Have Your Say page of the Derbyshire County Council website.
2020-21 Erewash Borough Council Budget Consultation
In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2020-21 revenue budget because of further reductions in central government grant funding. The council continues to strive to maintain front line services whilst identifying on-going efficiency savings.
Residents were asked to complete a survey, which closed on 23 January 2020, and identify which services are most and least important to them. The survey findings will be used to help inform the priority-setting agenda for the council.
Independent Remuneration Panel - Review of Members' Allowance Scheme
An Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) reviews and makes recommendations to the council on the allowances and expenses available to EBC councillors. The IRP undertook a review of the Members' Allowance Scheme and invited residents to submit their views and comments using a short survey which closed on 6 January 2020.
For more information about the survey findings please contact email@example.com, Committee, Scrutiny and Civic Affairs Manager.
Resident's Quarterly Tracker Survey
The third quarterly survey closed on 20 December 2019 and the final survey of 2019/20 will be available during February and March 2020.
The Tracker Survey asks general questions about Erewash Borough Council and the services it provides. These questions are used on a regular (quarterly) basis to allow the council to monitor and compare its performance over time. The survey also includes a short section asking residents for their views about the level of crime and how safe they feel in their neighbourhood.
Further Tracker Surveys will again be available for completion in 2020/21 during the following months:
• May/June 2020
• September 2020
• November/December 2020
• February/March 2021
Larklands Play Area Improvement Project Survey
Erewash Borough Council would like to improve Larklands Play Area in Ilkeston (situated off Heathfield Avenue) because the existing play equipment needs replacing as it has limited play value.
In order to improve the play equipment, EBC needs to apply for external funding and the application has a greater chance of success if the council can demonstrate it has carried out public consultation and provide evidence showing support for the proposal for a new facility.
The survey was conducted during December 2019 and is now closed.
If you would like to know more about the survey or proposed project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to EBC, Green Space and Street Scene, Merlin House, Ilkeston, DE7 4RA.
Orchid Wood Local Nature Reserve Status Consultation
Erewash Borough Council sought views on its proposal to designate a new Local Nature Reserve at Orchid Wood, Sawley Road, Breaston, DE72 3QF. The council feel the site is an accessible woodland, is easily approachable by road and public footpath and is a valuable open space for the community, visitors and nature conservation.
The survey was conducted during October and November 2019 and is now closed.
For more information please contact email@example.com or visit our Local Nature Reserves and Countryside Sites page.
Erewash Leisure Service Community Research 2017
During October 2017 Erewash Borough Councillors voted to start the process of finding a partner for the management of the Borough Council’s Leisure centres. The council remains committed to the provision of high quality leisure facilities for the people of Erewash, having invested heavily in its Sport and leisure Services in recent years.
Options for management of Sports and Leisure Services for the next 10-15 years are being developed to ensure further value for money is achieved. To support this process, Erewash resident’s views were sought to help inform the development of the service specification ahead of requesting the submission of formal tenders to run their sports and leisure facilities.
An online survey was produced and available for completion between 4 December and 29 December 2017 inclusive. Hard copies of the survey were available at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls. The survey was divided into three sections:
- Current Lifestyle/Pattern of Activity;
- Use of Erewash Borough Council Leisure Centres.
Two addtitional surveys were carried out:
- Existing members of Erewash Borough Council Leisure Services - survey findings (PDF)
- Clubs that use Erewash Borough Council facilities - survey findings (PDF)
Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is committed to listening and learning from local people and provide important services to residents, visitors, employers and employees in the county and are always looking for ways to improve them.
Finding out what people think of the services DCC provide is essential because it helps the council to work out how to improve them and their commitment to consult ensures this will happen. Consultation is the process of informed communication between DCC and the users of their services prior to the council making a policy decision or determining changes to service delivery.
Details about current DCC consultations carried out in the past and those planned for the future can be found on the Have Your Say section of its website where you can read about the purpose of each consultation, find out who is being consulted and how to get involved.