2021 Larklands Play Area Consultation

Erewash Borough Council has been successful with an external funding bid for £70,000, which will enable the refurbishment of Larklands Play Area, Heathfield Avenue, Ilkeston. The council is also contributing to the project. The external funding has come from FCC Communities Foundation, which is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. The bid for funding was supported by Ilkeston Parents for Play and Kensington Junior Academy in Ilkeston.

The project will see a range of exciting new play equipment installed, as well as safety surfacing and fencing. The play area will be fully accessible and will cater for a wide age range and installation and completion of the new play equipment is scheduled for late 2021. 

A tender and selection process has been undertaken which has left EBC with two design options and the council would like to know which one residents prefer, with the most popular option taken forward.

Please complete a short online survey before 9.00am Wednesday 4 August 2021 to share your thoughts. 

For more information about the survey please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0115 9072244 ext. 3886/3889 or write to Erewash Borough Council, Resources Directorate (Green Space & Street Scene), Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4RA.

Derbyshire County Council Bus Service Improvement Plan

In March 2021, the government published a new National Bus Strategy which sets out a framework for how bus services can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and a vision for future improvements across England. The strategy places a requirement on DCC and the bus companies in their area to work together to create a bus service improvement plan. This will involve developing bold plans for improving local bus services and encouraging more people to use them.

The Government has pledged £3 billion in funding across the country to help deliver these plans, and Derbyshire is aiming to secure a fair share of that funding.

DCC are excited about the opportunity this presents and want to ensure that their improvement plan reflects the views of Derbyshire residents and those visiting or working in the county.

Residents have the opportunity to share their thoughts on what would improve local bus services and make them use local buses more. 

Consultation is currently taking place until 20 August 2021 via an online survey which can be accessed by the Derbyshire County Council website.  

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Closed

These surveys ask general questions about Erewash Borough Council and the services it provides and their methods of communication. The same questions are used on a regular (quarterly) basis to allow the council to monitor and compare its performance over time.

2021-22 Quarter One survey closed in June 2021, for more information about the findings please contact EBC's Communication and Culture Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quarterly Tracker Surveys will be available here during the following months in 2021-22:

  • Q2 Survey September 2021;
  • Q3 Survey November and December 2021;
  • Q4 Survey February and March 2022.

Erewash Museum Forward Plan Consultation - Survey Now Closed

Along with many others Erewash Museum endured a tough 2020, trying hard to keep things running as smoothly as possible when they were able to open. 

The museum is now looking ahead and is considering its development during the next few years. To help with this process the museum asked for suggestions from the public to help shape the service it will provide and also understand more about what visitors would like to see it offer.

For more information about the survey and how the findings will be used please contact EBC's Communication and Culture Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EBC Corporate Plan - Priority Refresh - Survey Now Closed

The council is carrying out a refresh of its Corporate Plan - an important document which sets out EBC's key priorities, their aims and the actions to be carried out in order to achieve their goals.

Residents were encouraged to help the council by sharing their thoughts and views on the four draft priorities, listed below in no particular order:  

  • A welcoming borough, that is clean and safe;
  • Support our communities;
  • Planning for the future;
  • A well run, efficient council. 

For more information about the council's Corporate Plan and the priority refresh please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 Brackley Gate & Moor Lane Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation - Survey Now Closed. 

Erewash Borough Council has been made aware of anti-social behaviour that is occurring in the area around the lane known as Brackley Gate, Morley and Moor Lane, Little Eaton. The behaviour that has been reported has been ongoing for more than three years and has included:

  • Motorised vehicles using the lane in an anti-social manner.
  • Motorised vehicles using the lane to access private land to drive off-road vehicles including motorbikes and quad bikes in anti-social manner causing damage, noise and disturbance to the local area, residents and users of the lane.
  • Motorised vehicles using the lane to fly-tip waste onto private land, with significant costs incurred by land owners to clear this. 

Erewash Borough Council proposed making a Public Spaces Protection Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014 to restrict all vehicular access to the lane to prevent the anti-social behaviour from occurring. The council believes that it has sufficient evidence to show how this behaviour is having an ongoing, detrimental impact on those who live in or visit the locality. 

If the Order is approved, the council will ensure vehicular access is given to organisations and land owners who need to enter the restricted area. This will include emergency services, Severn Trent Water, who have works in the area, and the owners of land that border the restricted area.

Under the Act, the council is required to consult with those who live in or use the area, those who own the land near the restricted area and other interested parties or statutory bodies. The consultation has to show the details of the Order and ensure that there is no other solution to deal with the behaviour reported, or that the closure of the area to vehicles will not have a detrimental impact itself.

Any questions or comments you may have can be submitted to EBC's Community Safety Team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Long Eaton Towns Fund Consultation - Survey Now Closed

Long Eaton is writing a Town Investment Plan in an attempt to secure £25 million of mainly capital funding to improve the town. Part of the money will be spent on increasing footfall in the town centre and making Long Eaton an even more vibrant and pleasant place to live, work and visit.

Following an initial consultation during the summer, where the Board asked what investments the community would like to see in Long Eaton, it is now seeking feedback on a number of suggested projects.

Long Eaton communities are asked to consider and provide feedback on these projects which will then be used to develop the final Town Investment Plan for submission to central government.

The most recent consultation regarding the project proposals closed on 23 November 2020 and a summary of the findings were reported to the Long Eaton Town Board meeting held on Friday 27 November 2020. 

Dates of future Town Board Board meetings and more information about the Board and the project proposals can be found on the Long Eaton Towns Fund Board website (opens in a new window)

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 at Derbyshire County Council Have Your Say (opens in a new window) where you can read about the purpose of each consultation, find out who is being consulted and how to get involved.