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 Colin.Handley@Erewash.Gov.Uk or 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575.

Erewash Borough Council (EBC) collects personal information when you complete an online survey. The survey data is hosted by SNAP Surveys Ltd. who are acting as data processors for this service. SNAP Surveys Ltd. will not pass your data to any individuals or agencies and their provacy policy is available at

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.

For more information explaining how EBC protects and uses your information please see our privacy policy at

2019-20 Erewash Borough Council Budget Consultation

In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2019-20 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.

Last year residents were asked about which services they felt were most or least important to them and the council would like to repeat the exercise for the coming year to see if any changes or trends in opinions can be highlighted.

The council appreciates that it can be difficult to identify which services are most and least important as all can be important to some degree. By monitoring opinions over a period of years we hope to help inform the priority-setting agenda for the council.

***The survey again offers the opportunity (Q3) to provide comments about the council budget or suggestions on how the council could increase income, reduce costs or make savings to support the budget.***

Please complete the short survey by no later than 9am Monday 4 February 2019.

2018 Ilkeston Charter Fair Consultation

The Showmen’s Guild have made a formal request to the council asking for the days of operation of the Charter Fair to be extended to include Sunday between 1pm and 9pm.

The Fair’s Royal Charter, originally granted in 1252, means the council cannot decide to simply extend the Fair itself, they would have to request the Home Secretary to grant the change.

However, the Home Secretary will only make an order if he believes that the proposed change is for the convenience and advantage of the public. The Secretary of State would expect to receive such representation from the council.

The council  would therefore like to hear your views in order for them to consider the request from the Showmen’s Guild and you can respond by using one of the following methods:

• A short online survey
• A paper copy of the survey which is available from Ilkeston Town Hall and Long Eaton Town Hall, or can be requested by contacting the council’s Community Engagement Officer: or 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575.

The consultation is open for 12 weeks until 10am Friday 15 February 2019.

If you require any further information regarding the consultation please do not hesitate to contact the council’s Community Engagement Officer:

Resident's Quarterly Tracker Survey

The third of the council's quarterly Tracker Surveys of 2018/19 closed on 19 December 2018. It once again asked 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 final 2018/19 Tracker Survey will be available during:

  • February/March 2019. 

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;
  • Motivations;
  • Use of Erewash Borough Council Leisure Centres.

228 replies were received and the survey findings, including qualitative comments, are contained in a Briefing Note and Appendix. A summary document is also available. 

Two addtional surveys were carried out:

  • Existing members of Erewash Borough Council Leisure Services - survey findings;

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) are 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 their website where you can read about the purpose of each consultation, find out who is being consulted and how to get involved.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
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