Consultations

EBC Core Strategy Review

An Extraordinary meeting of Council on Thursday 25 March approved a six-week consultation over its Revised Growth Options document  setting out where strategic housing development could occur in Erewash as part of the Council’s Local Plan review.

This follows last year’s consultation that ran between January and July 2020 that sought views on where the Council should focus future housing growth.

A six-week consultation began on Monday 29 March 2021 and will close on Monday 10 May 2021. Relevant documents and full details of how you can submit comments can be found on our website. 

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Open

Here is the first quarterly Tracker Survey of 2021-22 and it again asks general questions about Erewash Borough Council services and communications. By asking the same questions on a regular basis we are able to track our performance over time and assess if any changes made by the council has had any impact on resident's views on these service areas.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey before 11.55pm Monday 28 June 2021.

Quarterly Tracker Surveys will also 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 would like your help to 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 2021-22 Budget Consultation - Survey Now Closed

In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2020-21 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.
Residents were asked to complete a survey, which closed on 31 January 2021, and identify which services are most and least important to them. The survey findings will be used to help inform the priority-setting agenda for the council.

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)

Active Lives Kirk Hallam Project 2020

As part of the new Active Lives Kirk Hallam Project EBC would like to understand the experiences and perceptions of living in KIrk Hallam communities. The council would like help to direct the focus of the project to ensure it addresses issues of concern that have been highlighted by residents and communities. 

The survey closed at 5pm on Friday 23 October. The prize draw has been completed and winners have received their prizes.

2020 Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Erewash Borough Council are proposing to use powers under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to make a Public Space Protection Order in relation to dog control as the existing order which regulates dog control will lapse on 20 October 2020.

It is proposed to extend the land types on which people have to clear up after dogs forthwith, so will apply to all land, within the Borough of Erewash, open to the air, which the public have access to. Also included is the proposal to exclude dogs from certain areas and a require that all dogs be on leads in specified locations. 

EBC is also consulting on the proposal to allow authorised officers to require a person in control of a dog to demonstrate that they have the means to clear up after their dog(s) - a new power to assist officers tackle fouling concerns. 

As part of the process to put this Order in place the council needs to gather feedback from the public about this issue. This survey closed on 1 October 2020.

For more information about the survey please contact Scott Cartledge, Neighbourhood Warden Manager, Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston, DE7 4R. Telephone 0115 907 2244. 

PSPO Restricted area plans - copies available on request. 

2020 Public Space Protection Order Consultation - Survey now Closed.

The council currently has a Designated Public Place Order to help to deal with anti-social behaviour which is caused by alcohol consumption. The current order will expire in October 2020.

The council wants to introduce a new Order to be able to continue to tackle alcohol consumption in public spaces when the individual is behaving anti-socially. It is likely the Order would cover both Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres as this is where the majority of incidents occur.

As part of the process to put the new Order in place, local residents and partners were asked about the council's plans via a short survey during July 2020. The survey findings were included in a report that was considered at the September 2020 Council Executive meeting.

Independent Remuneration Panel - Review of Members' Allowance Scheme

An Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) reviews and makes recommendations to the council on the allowances and expenses available to EBC councillors. The IRP undertook a review of the Members' Allowance Scheme and invited residents to submit their views and comments using a short survey which closed on 6 January 2020.  

For more information about the survey findings please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Committee, Scrutiny and Civic Affairs Manager. 

Larklands Play Area Improvement Project Survey

Erewash Borough Council would like to improve Larklands Play Area in Ilkeston (situated off Heathfield Avenue) because the existing play equipment needs replacing as it has limited play value.

In order to improve the play equipment, EBC needs to apply for external funding and the application has a greater chance of success if the council can demonstrate it has carried out public consultation and provide evidence showing support for the proposal for a new facility.

The survey was conducted during December 2019 and is now closed.

If you would like to know more about the survey or proposed project please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  or write to EBC, Green Space and Street Scene, Merlin House, Ilkeston, DE7 4RA. 

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.