EBC 2022-23 Budget Survey

In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2022-23 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 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 (Q3) for Erewash residents to provide comments about the council's budget or suggestions on how 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 11.55pm Sunday 30 January 2022.  

Petersham Play Area Consultation

A new play area is planned for Petersham Public Open Space, Briar Gate, Long Eaton with completion scheduled for late summer 2022. Erewash Borough Council has undertaken a tender and selection process which has identified two possible design options and the council would like to know which one residents prefer, with the most popular option taken forward.

To participate in the consultation, which contains photographs of the two design options and the opportunity for you to pick your preferred design, please complete this survey before 12.00pm Wednesday 9 February 2022. 

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

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Closed

These surveys ask general questions about Erewash Borough Council, 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.

EBC's final quarterly Tracker Survey in 2021-22 will be available here during:

  • February and March 2022.

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 Violence against Women and Girls Survey

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has launched a major new survey to identify what makes women and girls feel unsafe in Derbyshire, where their fear of crime is greatest and what would make them feel safer.

The online poll invites women, girls, parents and guardians to share their views, anonymously, about sexual violence and sexual harassment. The feedback will help Commissioner Foster to allocate resources to improve women’s safety and better understand what action is needed to reduce their vulnerability and protect their safety.

For more information please visit Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner website.

Derbyshire County Council - Online Focus Groups

Derbyshire County Council are planning a series of online focus groups using Microsoft Teams software designed to help them gain a greater understanding of resident's satisfaction with how the Council operates and their budget priorities. The focus groups will also include discussions on value for money and what residents understand by this. DCC would like to invite Derbyshire residents (excluding Derby city residents) to join one of these online events and take part in the discussion.

To request a place at one of the focus groups or for more information please visit DCC's website or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01629 533091. 

2021 Larklands Play Area Consultation - Now Closed

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. During August 2021 the council asked residents which of the two design options they preferred, with the most popular option taken forward.

For more information about the survey findings and the refurbishment project 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.

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.

Consultation findings regarding the project proposals were reported to the Long Eaton Town Board meeting held in 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.