Consultations

EBC 2023-24 Budget Consultation - Now Open

In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2023-24 revenue budget as 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 felt to be important to some degree. However, by monitoring opinions over a period of years it can help inform the priority-setting agenda for the council.

The survey once again offers the opportunity in Question 3 for Erewash residents to provide comments about the council's budget or suggestions on how they feel the council could increase income, reduce costs or make savings to support the budget.

To take part in the consultation please complete the short online survey before 5.00pm Monday 31 October 2022.  

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

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 is to establish the public's views on Erewash Borough Council granting this access through an amended PSPO.

To share your thoughts please complete this survey before 5.00pm Sunday 30 October 2022. 

Any comments or questions you may have can be submitted via the consultation or by contacting 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.

EBC Member Code of Conduct Survey - Now Open 

The Local Government Association (LGA) created a Model Councillor Code of Conduct in response to a recommendation made by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in their report entitled Review of Local Government Ethical Standards. The Model Councillor Code of Conduct aims to be concise, written in plain English, be understandable to members, officers and the public and is designed to:

* Aid members in all tiers of local government to model the behaviours and high standards that anyone would expect from a person holding public office.

* Articulate behaviour which falls below the standards that would be expected of council members.

* Help set a framework for public and councillor interaction, emphasising the importance of respect and that councillors and the public should be protected from bullying, intimidation and abuse.

EBC is considering adopting the LGA's Model Councillor Code of Conduct as its own Member Code of Conduct and would like to hear the thoughts of the public.

To take part in the 12 week period of consultation please complete this survey before 5.00pm Monday 28 November 2022. 

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

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Open

Here is the second 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 before 11.55pm Friday 7 October 2022.

EBC's quarterly Tracker Surveys will also be available for completion here during 2022/23 in the following months:

  • November and December 2022;
  • February and March 2023.

For more information about Tracker Survey findings please contact 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 (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.