Have your say on West Park Bridge

Residents are being asked for their views on plans to replace a bridge adjacent to West Park, in Long Eaton.

Erewash Borough Council have been provisionally awarded funding as part of the Long Eaton Town Deal to replace the pedestrian bridge over the canal that links Broad Street and West Park.

The proposal is to remove the 100-year-old bridge and replace it with a new, wider bridge with lower ramp gradients and improved clearance of both the towpath and canal.

A public consultation aims to obtain the thoughts of the community on the proposal to replace the existing bridge with a new bridge from West Park to the towpath.

Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:

“I would encourage people who live in Long Eaton, and those who visit the park, to take part in this consultation. The current bridge presents a number of challenges for users and we are keen to get people’s feedback so that the replacement bridge can meet people’s needs.”

The public consultation is open until March 19. Take part in the survey.

The Long Eaton Town Deal will see almost £25 million of Government funding go towards numerous projects which will benefit the town and community. More information can be found at

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board will take place on Friday February 24 at 9.30am and will be streamed live on YouTube.

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Open.

Here is the final quarterly Tracker Survey of 2022-23 and it again asks general questions about Erewash Borough Council services and communications. By using the same questions on a regular basis the council is able to track its performance over time and assess if any changes it has made have had any impact on resident's views on its service areas. 

Please take a few moments to complete the survey here before 11.55pm Tuesday 28 March 2023.

EBC's Tracker Surveys will also be available for completion during the following months:

  • May and June 2023.
  • September 2023.
  • November and December 2023. 
  • February and March 2024.

For more information about Tracker Survey findings please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greener Towns initiative for Long Eaton Consultation

People living and working in Long Eaton are being asked for their views on having 20mph limits in their towns as part of a Greener Towns initiative. Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet on 12 January 2023 approved carrying out consultation on a Greener Towns initiative for Buxton and Long Eaton.

The Greener Towns initiative would mean a 20mph limit for the towns which could improve health and could encourage healthier and more sustainable modes of transport. A lower safer speed, with fewer accelerations and decelerations would improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, and could encourage more people to walk or cycle for shorter journeys.

The consultation is asking for your views on Derbyshire County Council's (DCC) Green Towns initiative. This would mean 20mph speed limits in 2 Derbyshire towns, Long Eaton and Buxton.

This lower speed limit could improve health and could encourage healthier and more sustainable modes of transport. A lower safer speed, with fewer accelerations and decelerations would improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, and could encourage more people to walk or cycle for shorter journeys.

DCC want to know if you think having a 20mph limit in Long Eaton will make a difference to your environment, your travel choices, road safety, air quality and your health and wellbeing and want to try a 20mph speed limit pilot in both Long Eaton and Buxton as these are both large enough towns to provide sufficient data so DCC can evaluate the pilot properly.

We have also been asked by members of the public, parish, and district councils, national user and action groups to consider 20mph limits and although DCC have done similar schemes before these have been in smaller areas. Monitoring will take place both before and after scheme implementation, this will include sampling air quality, traffic speed and volumes and the general local feeling about the schemes.

Feedback on the proposals is required in order to be able understand the public's views and respond accordingly. Once the consultation has closed the results will be evaluated before a recommendation is made to DCC Cabinet about their next steps.

To take part in the consultation please complete this survey before Thursday 13 April 2023.  

Young People 'Listening to You Survey' - Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Angelique Foster the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is asking young people in Derbyshire to take the opportunity to have their say and give their opinions on crime and community safety. 

It’s a great opportunity for young people to give their opinions on how money is spent on policing in their area. Currently young people are massively unrepresented in the responses to surveys compared to other ages group in every area of Derbyshire.

The results will be used to inform the Police and Crime Commissioner on neighbourhood safety policing priorities and the PCC is very keen to ensure that young people across Derbyshire get their voices heard.  

The short and anonymous survey can be completed here.  

Exercise By Referral Scheme Survey - Now Closed.

The Exercise By Referral scheme is a 12 week programme for people with long term health conditions that aims to help them better manage their condition via exercise. Eligible people are referred by a healthcare professional and are able to take part in a tailored programme of exercise designed by qualified Exercise By Referral Instructors who are based at Rutland Leisure Centre in Ilkeston and West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton. The Instructors can offer different methods of exercise, such as swimming, exercise classes and supervised gym sessions etc. that are all individually designed in order to match a person's specific needs and capabilities.

Residents were encouraged to complete a short survey to help the council to:

   * Better understand people's needs;

   * Improve the Exercise By Referral scheme;

   * Support partners to achieve better health outcomes for residents.

For more information about the survey and the Exercise By Referral Scheme please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation - Brackley Gate and Moor Lane - Now Closed

In February 2021 Erewash Borough Council's Council Executive approved the making of a PSPO as permitted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014 in an effort to deal with the anti-social behaviour that was being reported in the area around the lane known as Brackley Gate, Morley and Moor Lane, Little Eaton. The behaviour that was being reported had been ongoing for a number of years and included motorised vehicles using the lane in an anti-social manner, accessing other land from the lane to cause anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.

The Order was made in August 2021 and allowed EBC to install locked gates at each end of the lane, restricting access to the area for motorised vehicles.  The gates ensured that access was retained for those on foot, horses or pedal cycles, as well as authorised access for a number of interested parties including emergency services and those with land or property that borders the Restricted Area. Further information on the Order, including the Alternative Routes, is available on the council's website.  

The Council has received a request from national organisations asking for permissions for their members to have vehicular access to the lane for recreational purposes (including ‘green-laning’). Any access would be subject to the individual signing up to certain conditions and access could be restricted should complaints be received regarding the behaviour of those accessing the lane. 

The purpose of this consultation was to establish the public's views on Erewash Borough Council's proposal to grant access through an amended PSPO. For more information about the survey and its findings please contact EBC's Community Safety Team on 0115 907 2244 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 where you can read about the purpose of each consultation, find out who is being consulted and how to get involved.