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Title: Adult Social Care Charging Policy

  • Start date: 06/07/2020
  • Closing date: 28/09/202

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

The Council’s Adult Social Care Charging Policy is due for a two-yearly review, and we want to ensure that the views of all relevant partners and stakeholders are considered when we update the Policy.

Who are we consulting?

  • Members of the public
  • Customers receiving care and their families
  • Carers supporting people with care needs
  • Providers of social care services
  • Employees of the Council
  • Elected members of the Council

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council  

Lead contact: 

Name: Contact Support Team
Telephone: 01332 640825
Email: contact.support@derby.gov.uk

Supporting documentation

Derby City Council is developing a Local Air Quality Plan which will have a package of measures to help address roadside nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air quality issues in the city. The Council is required by government to develop a Local Air Quality Plan to deliver compliance with the legal limits for NO2 emissions.

Following an eight week public consultation, we have given your feedback and your concerns careful consideration, along with other technical evidence in order to select and refine our preferred option.

  • Start date: 31/10/2018
  • Closing date: 21/11/2018

We want to know your views on our medium term financial plan 2019-23 and our budget proposals for 2019-20.  

  • Start date: 13/12/2018
  • Closing date: 24/01/2019

Carers play a crucial role in supporting families and we want to support them with the most suitable and relevant services that we can. Derby City Council, our partners and stakeholders all wish to improve outcomes for Carers and their families.

  • Start date: 19/07/2019
  • Closing date: 13/09/2019

We are consulting about a proposed change to our Single Discretionary Award (SDA) Policy for Derby. 

  • Start date: 23/09/2019
  • Closing date: 03/11/2019

In response to the global pandemic, the government invited local authorities to create an environment that was safe for both walking and cycling and which allowed people to get around whilst maintaining social distance. The guidance encouraged authorities to act to embed walking and cycling as part of new long-term commuting habits and to reap the associated health, air quality and decongestion benefits.

The Government's intention was to challenge existing travel behaviour, by promoting active travel using pop-up and temporary interventions including road closures, with exemptions for sustainable travel, where other main roads could be kept free for through motor traffic.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of active travel, not only as a method of maintaining social distancing and avoiding overcrowding on public transport but as beneficial to health and wellbeing, air quality and reducing congestion.

Due to the rapid nature of the pandemic we recognise that the changes have been introduced swiftly at Corporation Street, Victoria Street and Albert Street and we have not been able to consult widely with everyone. We would like to know your initial views on the city centre Emergency Active Travel Scheme by emailing your comments to us at Traffic.Management@derby.gov.uk.

  • Start date: 03/11/2020
  • Closing date: 31/01/2021

Consultation details

Title: City centre – COVID-19 Emergency Active Travel Schemes

Start date: 03/11/2020
Closing date: 31/01/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We would like your feedback on the changes that were made in the city centre. These were created to provide a safer environment for shoppers and visitors to the city, and included:

  • creating more space for pedestrians using the footways and those waiting to catch buses
  • the provision of wider footways to aid social distancing and provide a more pleasant shopping environment
  • implementing additional highway measures to reduce congestion to lessen delays, noise from vehicles and improve air quality within the city centre

The scheme for the city centre involved:

  • making Victoria Street and Albert Street one way for use by buses, taxis and cyclists only, with a contraflow cycle lane. Buses and taxis travelling from Friar Gate and Curzon Street are diverted via Bold Lane, Cathedral Road, Full Street and Corporation Street
  • making Corporation Street buses, taxis and cyclists only between 7am and 7pm enforced with new traffic enforcement cameras like those used in bus lanes and other city centre restricted streets. This supports the increased number of buses and taxis using the street resulting from the Victoria Street and Albert Street changes. Other motorists must use the Inner Ring Road to reach their destination during the times the restriction is in force
  • altering bus lay-bys to provide more space for social distancing
  • removing on street parking to provide more space for social distancing
  • suspending some bus stops to provide more space for social distancing. New bus stops have been provided on Corporation Street
  • potential for tree planting and new street furniture

Who are we consulting?

Feedback is welcomed from all who work, live, visit or study in Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact: 

Stephen Gaskin
Telephone: 01332 641788
Email: Traffic.Management@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

Email your comments to Traffic.Management@derby.gov.uk.

Derby City Council is consulting on its draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

The new strategy has been informed by a full review of homelessness and existing services. It includes a new rough sleeping strategy and new action plans. The Review has also considered relevant information from a wide range of services, including Public Health, Social Care, Voluntary and Community organisations and housing partners.

  • Start date: 11/10/2019
  • Closing date: 03/01/2020

We want to know your views on our saving proposals as a whole. We also want to know your views on proposed service changes to:

  • Livewell
  • In house day centres
  • Council owned care homes
  • Carer’s services
  • Fostering services

Start date: 09/11/2018

Closing date: 10am 01/02/2019

Having reviewed the operation of Allenton Market, Derby City Council has concluded that it is no longer financially viable for it to continue to run it. One of the alternative options for the market, is to open up the opportunity to traders and local community groups to operate the market retaining it for the local community.

We would like your views on the proposals for the future of Allenton Market.

  • Start date: 19/07/2019
  • Closing date: 13/09/2019

Derby's current Older Persons' Housing Strategy 2015-18 is ready to be reviewed and renewed. We have developed a new Strategy which sets out a framework for suitable action around the provision of housing for older people, to help meet the rising need for older people's housing.

  • Start date: 28/01/2019
  • Closing date: 08/04/2019

We are consulting on the setting of School Term Dates from 2020 to 2025. 

  • Start date: 04/03/2019
  • Closing date: 15/04/2019

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998, requires admission authorities to consult other local admission authorities before they determine their admission arrangements.

  • Start date: 16/10/2020
  • Closing date: 24/11/2020

Consultation details

Title: Consultation on Schools Admission Arrangements 2022-2023

Start date: 16/10/2020
Closing date: 24/11/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998, requires admission authorities to consult other local admission authorities before they determine their admission arrangements.

Who are we consulting?

Schools, Colleges, Parents, Carers, Admission Authorities, Local Authorities and general public.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact

Lisa Sansum
Telephone: 01332 642727
Email: lisa.sansum@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

Read the Consultation on Schools Admission Arrangements 2022-2023 and send any comments or queries to admissions@derby.gov.uk or posted to School Admissions, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby,DE1 2FS.

Derby Creative Arts Network would like your feedback on arts and culture in Derby.

The purpose of this survey is to collect information about engagement and satisfaction with arts and culture in Derby so that they can be made more relevant to people who live and work in the city.

  • Start date: 10/10/2019
  • Closing date: 10/01/2020

The COVID-19 Emergency Active Travel Programme set local authorities the task of delivering schemes against a strict criteria and in a very short timescale. The criteria and grant conditions removed the usual pre-scheme consultation. In recognition of this the Council included a review process in the submission to government. These are bold and innovative schemes and we now want public views following approximately two months of experience of the impact.

  • Start date: 26/10/2020
  • Close date: 07/12/2020

Consultation details

Title: Darley Abbey – COVID-19 Emergency Active Travel Scheme

Start date: 26/10/2020
Closing date: 07/12/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

The COVID-19 Emergency Active Travel Programme set local authorities the task of delivering schemes against a strict criteria and in a very short timescale.

The criteria and grant conditions removed the usual pre-scheme consultation.

In recognition of this the Council included a review process in the submission to government. These are bold and innovative schemes and we now want public views following approximately two months of experience of the impact.

Who are we consulting?

The consultation is open to all residents of Derby.

We are particularly interested in the views of people who live within the area of the restriction (Darley Abbey village) or people who regularly access the village.

Organisation carrying out the consultation:  Derby City Council

Lead contact:

Ian Butler
Telephone: 01332 641776
Email: Traffic.Management@derby.gov.uk

Every February we set our budget for the next year and detail how much we will be able to spend and what our priorities are.  

This year that task is made even harder. Responding to the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) represents one of the greatest challenges for a generation. But it also presents a real opportunity to reset how we think about our economy, our communities and how we make sure we focus on the things that really matter to the people of Derby.

We will always stand up for Derby, continuing to attract investment and lobbying government for the resources we need. Our underlying strengths remain, and we are confident that, in time and with appropriate assistance, our communities can thrive, and Derby can once again be a major driver of the country’s economy.

Our Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP) and Recovery Plan together set out how we propose to work with the city to achieve our ambitions whilst still balancing our budget.

Before we make any final decisions we want to know your views on our plans. You can give our feedback by reading the Derby City Council Budget Consultation 2021 and completing the survey below.  Please take this opportunity to tell us what you think and help inform our city’s recovery and future.

The findings from this consultation will be discussed at a Council Cabinet meeting on 10th February 2021 where decisions will be made about these proposals. The final budget and setting of Council Tax will be approved by Full Council on 24th February 2021.  You can view these meetings live on You Tube by going to our website.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email: yourcityyoursay@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 17/12/20
Closing date: 17/01/2021

We want to find out about the childcare that parents and carers in Derby City use and need. The results of this survey will be used to manage Derby city’s childcare market, support its future development and meet families’ needs.

Eligible parents and carers that complete the survey will be in with a chance of winning a £100 prize. For more details on our terms and conditions, please see the Childcare Consultation prize draw competition rules.

Who are we consulting?
Parents and carers of Derby city.

Organisation carrying out the consultation
Derby City Council

Lead contact
Judith Allbutt
Telephone: 01332 640758
Email: FIS@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 28 May 2021
Closing date: 28 June 2021

Status: Closed

We want to find out about the childcare that parents and carers in Derby City use and need.

The results of this survey will be used to manage Derby city’s childcare market, support its future development and meet families’ needs. Eligible parents and carers that complete the survey will be in with a chance of winning a £100 prize. For more details on our terms and conditions, please see the competition rules and eligibility sections below.

  • Start date: 16/10/20
  • Closing date: Friday 20/11/20

Consultation details

Title: Have Your Say on Derby City Childcare

Start date: Friday 16 October 2020
Closing date: Friday 20 November 2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We are running a survey so that parents and carers can tell us about the childcare they use and need. The results of this survey will be used to manage Derby city’s childcare market, support its future development and meet families’ needs. Eligible parents and carers that complete the survey will be in with a chance of winning a £100 prize. For more details on our terms and conditions, please see our prize draw page.

Who are we consulting?

Parents and carers of Derby City.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact:

Judith Allbutt
Telephone: 01332 640758
Email: FIS@derby.gov.uk

Competition rules - parental childcare survey prize draw - October 2020

These are the competition terms and conditions for all our promotions.

  1. The promoter for this competition is Derby City Council, the Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS (the "Promoter").
  2. The competition will run from 9.00am on 16th October 2022 (the "Opening Date") to 5.00pm on 20th November 2020 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.
  3. To enter the competition: Parents and carers should complete the survey and confirm their personal contact details for the prize draw between the Opening Date and the Closing Date.
  4. There is no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  5. Entry to the promotion confirms you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Eligibility

  1. The competition is only open to Participants who;
    1. use formal or informal childcare within the administrative boundaries of Derby City Council,
    2. and are aged 18 or over (the "Participants"),
  2. Participants may not be eligible if they are:
    1. employees of the Promoter or its linked companies;
    2. employees of contractors or any person directly or indirectly involved in the competition;
    3. members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
  3. In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.
  4. There is a limit of one entry to the competition per person.
  5. The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
  6. The prize is a £100 prize
  7. There is one prize available to be won.
  8. Prizes are subject to availability. There is no cash alternative for the prize. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal value.
  9. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable.
  10. The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries (on all the related posts) and notified by phone by the Families Information Service Co-ordinator.
  11. The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact with winner. If the winner cannot be contacted/traced within ten days after the Closing Date, the winner will forgo the right to claim the prize and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a randomly selected replacement winning entry.
  12. The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding selection.
  13. Please allow twenty eight days for delivery of their prize.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this competition without notice due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
  15. Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  16. By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used only by the Promoter or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition.
  17. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude any Participant from participating in the competition.
  18. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so. Incomplete, illegible or fraudulent entries may be considered void.
  19. The competition is governed by English Law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.

Consultation overview

Derby City Council currently holds Local Elections three times in every four years, with a third of seats contested at each election. There is one year where no Local Elections take place. This is known as the 'fallow year'. We are considering adopting a 'Whole Council Elections' model, whereby one election would be held every four years starting from 2022.

  • Start date: 27/01/2020
  • Closing date: 23/03/2020

The Derby City Council Election Cycle consultation is now closed and will be debated at the Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Consultation details

Title: Derby City Council Election Cycle

  • Start date: 27/01/20
  • Closing date: 23/03/20

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

Derby City Council is considering changing its current Election Cycle. We want you the residents of Derby, as the city's electorate, to tell us how often you think you should vote for your councillors.

Under Derby's current model, voters go to the polls three times in every four years. On each occasion voting for 17 of the city's 51 councillors, except in the fourth year when there are no elections. This is known as a 'fallow' year.

Under the 'Whole Council Elections' model, voters would go to the polls once every four years, but all 51 of the available seats would be contested at the same time. Under this model there would be no Local Elections during the intervening period, unless a by-election was required for a councillor resignation, retirement or other reason.

Who are we consulting?

Residents of Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact:

Democratic Services
01332 643643
Email: committee@derby.gov.uk

We are seeking the views of a range of stakeholders including electors, MP's, political parties, polling staff, polling station venue contacts, diversity forums and other interest groups as to the suitability and location of our existing polling stations across the city.

Comments are welcome between 1 August and 23 September on the use of current venues for elections.

From 23 September to 20 October there will be opportunity for further stakeholder comments in relation to the (Acting) Returning Officer's proposals.

The final proposals will be put to Full Council on 27 November 2019 for approval.

Start date: 

  • Phase 1 consultation on initial current arrangements begins Thursday 01 August 2019.
  • Phase 2 consultation on (Acting) Returning Officer proposals begins Monday 23 September 2019.

Closing date: 

  • Phase 1 consultation ends Monday 23 September 2019.
  • Phase 2 consultation on (Acting) Returning Officer proposals ends Sunday 20 October 2019.

Derbyshire County and Derby City Councils are consulting on the next stage in the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan.

Following changes to national policy, which require local plans to cover a 15 year period post adoption, the Councils have extended the Plan period to 2036. This has led to the need to plan for an additional six years’ worth of sand and gravel.

Sand and gravel operators in the County were asked if they wished to promote additional sites for working in line with the extended plan period. Three further sites were put forward. These sites, along with five other sites previously suggested by mineral operators, have been assessed to determine the best way of supplying sand and gravel over the Plan period.

As a result of the assessments, the sites which have been proposed for working in the Minerals Local Plan are:

  • Swarkestone North
  • Swarkestone South
  • Willington
  • Elvaston
  • Foston

The Councils are now inviting comments on the site assessment process.

More information on the survey can be found on Derbyshire County Council's website.

Fire and Rescue Services are required by Government to publish an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). Derbyshire’s IRMP (Our Plan) shows how we manage and reduce risk in Derbyshire, sets out what our priorities are, describes the activities we will deliver and shows how we measure and assure our performance.

Our Plan is first made available in a draft format to enable the public, elected representatives, businesses, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service employees and our partner agencies to provide feedback prior to publication of the final version.

The consultation for the Draft Plan 2020-23 starts on Friday, 13 December 2019 and runs until Friday, 7 February 2020.

We are inviting comments on the draft Plan and the first year Action Plan that will inform and guide the development of our Service over the next three years. 

In addition, we are required to consult on our financial plans and therefore we are also asking for your comments on our Medium Term Financial Strategy (2020-2024).

  • Start date: 12/12/2019
  • Closing date: 07/02/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives.

We want to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important to us. This is a joint survey between Derby City and Derbyshire County, and we want to hear the voices of all our residents. The survey is hosted by Derbyshire County Council.

Information given by you in this survey will help us understand more about the things we can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of coronavirus.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email haveyoursay@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Consultation details

Title: Derbyshire People's Voice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey

Start date: 29/09/2020
Closing date:06/11/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derby and Derbyshire.

We want to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. This is a joint survey between Derby City and Derbyshire County, and we want to hear the voices of all our residents. The survey is hosted by Derbyshire County Council.

Information given by you in this survey will help us understand more about the things we can do to support Derby and Derbyshire through the challenges of coronavirus.

Who are we consulting?

  • Carers
  • Children in care
  • Employees
  • Non users of services
  • Parents and carers of children and young people in care and/or those with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • Parents or guardians
  • Derby and Derbyshire Residents
  • Service users
  • Young carers
  • Key workers
  • Organisation carrying out the consultation Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council

Lead contact: 

Derbyshire County Council
Community Voice Team
Email: Derbyshire.peoplesvoice@derbyshire.gov.uk

How can I take part?

You can take part by completing the online survey. This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email haveyoursay@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Derby City Council's Housing Allocations Policy outlines how available social housing is allocated to residents on the housing register in Derby.

Who is leading?

The policy is owned by the council, with Derby Homes currently responsible for delivering the day-to-day service. Derby Homes are undertaking this consultation on behalf of the council. 

Closing Date: 10/06/2020

Derby’s ambition is to have a contemporary large-scale entertainment and conference venue in the city centre, animating and enhancing the vitality of the Market Place. Derby City Council is fulfilling this ambition by delivering a new and improved Assembly Rooms for Derby.

We will soon be submitting a planning application for external changes associated with our plans for the venue. The new designs set out both the essential works that must take place so that the Assembly Rooms can reopen, and the enhancements we want to make to ensure it is a venue fit for the 21st century.

Before we submit the planning application and construction gets under way, we would like to take this opportunity to share our designs with you. For the first time you can take a look at what the new Assembly Rooms could look like and see the changes that will be made to the building as part of this exciting project.

  • Start date: 10/05/2019
  • Closing date: 24/05/2019

Start date: 12/05/2021
Closing date: 5 pm on 05/08/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?
On 29 April the Domestic Abuse Bill was signed into law.  The Domestic Abuse Act will provide further protections to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthen measures to tackle perpetrators.  

In response to the Act, the City and County Councils are undertaking this survey to determine the level of need for support for those affected by domestic abuse and the responses we need to put in place.

The Act defines a wide-ranging legal definition of domestic abuse which incorporates a range of abuses beyond physical violence, including emotional, coercive or controlling behaviour, and economic abuse.  

The measures include important new protections and support for victims ensuring that abusers will no longer be allowed to directly cross-examine their victims in the family and civil courts, and giving victims better access to special measures in the courtroom to help prevent intimidation – such as protective screens and giving evidence via video link.

It is important that we gain the views and experiences of our residents to inform the assessment and development of our strategies. We are keen to hear from people across the city and county, to enable us to build a better picture of peoples understanding of domestic abuse and the support that is needed to protect victims.

We would like people's views on Domestic Abuse even if you or someone you know hasn’t been directly affected.

Who are we consulting?
All residents of Derby and Derbyshire, those with lived experience of domestic abuse, those with expertise in working with victims / survivors, those involved in preventative activity, in providing services and, more generally, the communities and organisations affected by this crime. This includes relevant professionals, such as those working in social care, education, law enforcement, local government, public health and healthcare..

Organisation carrying out the consultation
Derby City Council in partnership with Derbyshire County Council

Lead contact
Pop Gill
Telephone: 01332 643044
Email: Purjinder.gill@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

For further information please see the below links on the GOV.UK website:

Deaf people can contact us using the sign language service. You can also access support from the following sites:

The last time we engaged with you about Air Quality it was to get your views on tackling roadside air quality issues around Stafford Street. This time we would like your feedback on our local draft Air Quality action plan to move forward on national air quality objectives.

The Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is produced as part of our statutory duties required by the Local Air Quality Management framework. It outlines the action we propose to take to improve air quality in Derby between 2019 and 2024.

  • Start date: 06/03/2020
  • Closing date: 29/05/2020

Derby City Council is consulting on its draft Housing Strategy 2020-2029

The current Housing Strategy is due to expire April 2020 and we have developed a new draft strategy. This new strategy sets out a number of key priorities to address housing need in all tenures and for the delivery of affordable and good quality, well managed housing. It includes an Action Plan to deliver these priorities.

  • Start date: 16/12/2019
  • Closing date: 02/03/2020

We welcome your views on our draft Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy, 2020-2030.

This policy focuses attention on our very important private sector housing stock - that provides around 80% of all housing in Derby. It sets out the grants, loans, and other initiatives we will undertake to improve housing conditions in this sector. It also explains how our actions will help to reduce health hazards within homes and so support the well-being of some of our most vulnerable residents.

Consultation details

Title: Draft Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy 2020-2030

Start date: 27/08/2020
Closing date: 19/11/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We welcome your views on our Draft Private Housing Renewal Policy 2020-2030. This policy focuses attention on our very important private sector housing stock - that provides around 80% of all housing in Derby. It sets out the grants, loans, and other initiatives we will undertake to improve housing conditions in this sector. It also explains how our actions will help to reduce health hazards within homes and so support the well-being of some of our most vulnerable residents.

Who are we consulting?

This consultation is open to everyone who lives, works or studies in Derby. It is also open to people and organisations outside of Derby that are interested in private sector housing in Derby and want to take part. We will seek the views specifically of users of our services and their representatives, and of private sector landlords and their agents with properties to rent in Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact:

Housing Strategy team
Telephone: 01332 640760
Email: Housing.Strategy@derby.gov.uk

We welcome your views on our draft Tenancy Strategy.

The purpose of this Tenancy Strategy is to set out the Council's position on the different types of tenancy agreement that may be offered to tenants of social housing. In doing this the Council is providing guidance for housing associations and other 'registered providers' when drawing up their own detailed tenancy policies.

The strategy also sets out the council position on the use of affordable rents.

Consultation details

Title: Draft Tenancy Strategy 2021

Start date: 25/01/2021
Closing date: 19/04/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

This consultation is open to everyone who lives, works or studies in Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation

Derby City Council

Lead contact

Housing Strategy team
Telephone: 01332 640760
Email: Housing.Strategy@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 22/01/21
Closing date: 16/04/21

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We are seeking your views about how we will support children’s speech, language and communication in the under 5’s age group over the next 5 years.

Who are we consulting?

The target audience for this consultation is: residents of Derby, Commissioners of Children’s Services, Service Directors in Health and Education, Education providers for pre-school children, Strategic Stakeholders and practitioners in Children’s Services.

Organisation carrying out the consultation 

Derby City Council

Lead contact

Jo Flanagan
Telephone: 07876217509
Email: joanne.flanagan@derby.gov.uk

More information

View The Balanced System® speech, language and communication pathway 

Early Years Speech, Language and Communications documents:

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format, please email yourcityyoursay@derby.gov.uk.

Our draft Empty Homes Strategy 2020-2025 provides clarity around how the Council will address the issues around providing quality housing accommodation. It sets out how we will meet housing need and bring empty residential and commercial property back into use to reduce the number of empty properties and homes in Derby.

Consultation details

Title: Empty Homes Strategy Consultation

Start date: 2/2/2021
Closing date: 27/04/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?
Our draft Empty Homes Strategy 2020-2025 provides clarity around how the Council will address the issues around providing quality housing accommodation. It sets out how we will meet housing need and bring empty residential and commercial property back into use to reduce the number of empty properties and homes in Derby.

Who are we consulting?
Residents, Housing Partners, Regional Empty Homes Practitioners

Organisation carrying out the consultation
Derby City Council

Lead contact
Housing Strategy
Telephone: 01332 640323
Email: housing.strategy@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 22/07/21 
Closing date: 14/10/21

Status: CLOSED

Sport England produced a report for Derby City Council showing that by 2028, much of the city’s existing swimming pool stock would reach the end of its active life without significant investment. This included Queen’s Leisure Centre, which, by then, would be 96 years old.

In 2017, essential maintenance works were undertaken to extend the life of the centre by up to five years, to 2022.

At the same time, work has been underway on the design and build of a new 50m swimming pool, learner pool and water park at Moorways Sports Village, due to open to customers in spring 2022.

Why are we consulting?

With the opening of these new facilities along with other factors, including:

  • the age and design of Queen's Leisure Centre is not suitable for modern leisure use  
  • the significant cost of repairs and maintenance required to maintain the facilities and bring all three pool halls back into use as well as the cost of large-scale refurbishment to keep the facility open in the long-term.
  • that for the foreseeable future the teaching pool, changing rooms and the gym remain closed due to ongoing maintenance issues
  • the current ongoing budgeted annual operating subsidy of £551,825.

The Council is proposing to cease operating the leisure provision at Queen’s Leisure Centre when Moorways Sports Village opens in spring 2022.

Who are we consulting?

All those who live and work in Derby, and the wider community, users of Queen’s Leisure Centre, clubs and groups, partner organisations, and businesses.

Organisation carrying out the consultation

Derby City Council

Lead contact

Contact: Leisure
Contact Number: 01332 640000
Email address: yourcityyoursay@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 01/07/2021
Closing date: 24/09/2021

Status: CLOSED

Derby City Council is the designated Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005. The Council is responsible for producing, publishing and regularly reviewing the Statement of Principles (the Statement).

The Statement outlines how the Council deals with applications, enforces the legislation and how decisions are made in accordance with the three licensing objectives as stipulated in the Gambling Act 2005. The licensing objectives are:

Why are we consulting?

  1. Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being used to support crime,
  2. ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and
  3. protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Derby City Council Gambling Statement of Principles review was last undertaken in 2018, the Statement is being reviewed again now to make sure the policy is current and relevant.

Who are we consulting?

All who live, work or study in Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation

Derby City Council

Lead contact

Angela Rawson
Email: licensing@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 19/02/2021
Closing date: 11:59 pm 31/03/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We have undertaken a number of highway repair schemes in the city and would like your feedback to help inform how we are doing and what we need to consider when we undertake future schemes.

The schemes that we would like your feedback on are:

  • Bishops Drive, Oakwood ward
  • Donington Drive, Blagreaves ward
  • Instow Drive, Blagreaves ward
  • Ascot Drive, Alvaston ward
  • Wood Road, Chaddesden ward
  • Shamrock Street, Abbey ward
  • Station Road (Burlington Way to Western Rd), Mickleover ward
  • Peach Street, Mackworth ward
  • Arridge Road, Chaddesden ward

Who are we consulting?

Anyone who would like to give feedback on the highways schemes listed.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Lead contact:

Highways Maintenance
Telephone: 01332 642013
Email: highways.maintenance@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

If you require the survey in any other format, please email highways.maintenance@derby.gov.uk or call 01332 642013.

Consultation overview

We have undertaken a number of highway repair schemes in the city and would like your feedback to help inform how we complete future schemes. 

We would like your views on the major schemes completed in 2019/20, in particular:

· Sinfin Lane, junction with A5111, Normanton ward - resurfacing
· Osmaston Road, junction with Ascot Drive, Alvaston ward - reconstruction
· Kedleston Road, Darley ward - reconstruction
· Nottingham Road, Derwent ward - reconstruction
· Stenson Road, Blagreaves ward - large scale patching
· Burton Road, Littleover ward - large scale patching

Derby City Council will be spending approximately £8m on road maintenance repairs and improvements during 2020/21 and we will seek your views on other completed schemes in the next few months.

  • Start date: 06/07/2020
  • Closing date: 16/08/2020

Consultation details

Title: Have your say on recently completed highway repair schemes

  • Start date: 06/07/2020
  • Closing date: 16/08/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We have undertaken a number of highway repair schemes in the city and would like your feedback to help inform how we are doing and what we need to consider when we undertake future schemes.

The schemes that we would like your feedback on are:

  • Sinfin Lane
  • Osmaston Road
  • Kedleston Road
  • Nottingham Road
  • Stenson Road
  • Burton Road

Who are we consulting?

Anyone who would like to give feedback on the highways schemes listed.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council  

Lead contact

Named contact: Highways Maintenance
Contact Number: 01332 642013
Email: highways.maintenance@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

The schemes that we are asking for feedback on are:

  • Sinfin Lane
  • Osmaston Road
  • Kedleston Road
  • Nottingham Road
  • Stenson Road
  • Burton Road 

To tackle poor air quality, the Government has asked that Derby introduce measures to reduce roadside nitrogen dioxide levels as soon as possible. We are working with the Government to develop a feasibility study and would like your views to inform our future decisions and ensure that we get a locally proportionate solution to the issues the Government has identified.

The Government had to comply with an EU Directive to improve air quality. Their analysis indicated that Derby was one of a number of authorities outside London where levels of roadside nitrogen dioxide were likely to exceed the EU values in 2020, unless action was taken. As such, we are required to produce a plan to tackle roadside air quality issues.

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  • Start date: 30/07/2018
  • Closing date: 24/09/2018

The Council has a statutory duty to review its Licensing Policy at least every 5 years. The document outlines how the Council will determine any applications received under the Licensing Act 2003.

  • Start date: 15/11/2019
  • Closing date: 10/02/2020

As part of the annual budget setting process we are now consulting on our Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 – 2022/23.

We have suggested a number of proposals which have been shaped by both the national and local context and the need to balance the Council budget.  Please take this opportunity to read our proposals and tell us what you think before we make any final decisions. 

  • Start date: 14/11/2019
  • Closing date: 02/01/2020

Have your say on your childcare needs! We are running a survey so that parents and carers can tell us about the childcare they use and need. Complete the on-line survey or ask your childcare provider for a paper copy. The results of the survey will be used to manage Derby’s childcare market, support its future development and meet families’ needs. 

  • Start date: 08/05/2019
  • Closing date: 31/05/2019

We have undertaken a number of highway repair schemes in the city and would like your feedback to help inform how we complete future schemes. 

We would like your views on the following major schemes:

  • Lexington Road, Chaddesden ward
  • Blenheim Drive, Allestree ward
  • A52 – all sections (not part of the Wyvern Improvement Scheme)
  • The Strand, City centre
  • Moor Street/Sitwell Street, Spondon ward
  • Grayburn Avenue/Langley Road, Spondon ward
  • Freesia Close, Mickleover ward
  • Farm Street, Abbey ward
  • Willn Street, Normanton ward

Derby City Council will be spending approximately £8m on road maintenance repairs and improvements during 2020/21 and we will seek your views on other completed schemes in the next few months.

  • Start Date: 05/08/2020
  • Close Date: 31/10/2020

Consultation details

Title: Have your say on recently completed highway repair schemes

  • Start date: 05/08/2020
  • Closing date: 16/09/2020

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We have undertaken a number of highway repair schemes in the city and would like your feedback to help inform how we are doing and what we need to consider when we undertake future schemes.

The schemes that we would like your feedback on are:

  • Lexington Road, Chaddesden ward
  • Blenheim Drive, Allestree ward
  • A52 – all sections (not part of the Wyvern Improvement Scheme)
  • The Strand, City centre
  • Moor Street/Sitwell Street, Spondon ward
  • Grayburn Avenue/Langley Road, Spondon ward
  • Freesia Close, Mickleover ward
  • Farm Street, Abbey ward
  • Willn Street, Normanton ward

Who are we consulting?

Anyone who would like to give feedback on the highways schemes listed.

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council  

Lead contact:

Named contact: Highways Maintenance
Contact Number: 01332 642013
Email address: highways.maintenance@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

The schemes that we are asking for feedback on are:

  • Lexington Road, Chaddesden ward
  • Blenheim Drive, Allestree ward
  • A52 – all sections (not part of the Wyvern Improvement Scheme)
  • The Strand, City centre
  • Moor Street/Sitwell Street, Spondon ward
  • Grayburn Avenue/Langley Road, Spondon ward
  • Freesia Close, Mickleover ward
  • Farm Street, Abbey ward
  • Willn Street, Normanton ward

Pleasure Boat trips on the River Derwent – our leisure time is precious so new and innovative opportunities are always welcomed – but in a safe and controlled way of course. By introducing a regulatory process around both the boats and those supervising them will support our commitment to public safety and we would be grateful to have your thoughts.

Consultation details

Start date: 01/02/2021
Closing date: 28/02/2021

Status: Closed

Why are we consulting?
It is proposed that the public have the choice to enjoy some leisure time by taking a supervised trip by Pleasure Boat on a selected part of the river Derwent. Public safety is always a priority and Derby City Council are intending to ensure, as far as possible, that the public are kept safe whilst enjoying the benefits of this local initiative. To do this the Council is introducing a form of licensing for both the vessels (Pleasure Boat) and the people who supervise the excursions (Boatmen). The Pleasure Boat and Boatman Licensing Policy has been written to not only guide applicants through the licensing requirements but also inform the public and other stakeholders of the safeguards in place.

Who are we consulting?
Customers, stakeholders, partners

Organisation carrying out the consultation
Derby City Council

Contact
Angela Rawson, Licensing Team Leader
Email: licensing@derby.gov.uk
Telephone: 01332 641951

How can I take part?
Please view the Pleasure Boat and Boatman Licensing Policy and email responses to licensing@derby.gov.uk

Consultation overview

  • Start date: 16/10/2018
  • Closing date: 13/11/2018

Why are we consulting? 

Derby City Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Brackensdale Primary School.  Details of the proposal are set out in the Brackensdale expansion proposal - consultation document.

Following the initial consultation period, Council Cabinet will consider the results of the consultation and decide whether to progress to the next stage of the process.

Who are we consulting?

All with an interest in the future of the school, including parents/carers, staff, governors, Trade Unions and local councillors

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council

Contact: 

School Organisation and Provision Team

01332 642723

yourcityyoursay@derby.gov.uk

Derby City Council is consulting on proposals to remove the enhanced resource provisions from Central Community Nursery School and Lord Street Nursery School from 1 April 2020.

For information on the outcome of the consultation please visit our Decision notice on Central and Lord Street nursery

  • Start date: 13/01/2020
  • Closing date: 10/02/2020

Start date: 18/03/2021
Closing date: 14/05/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?
This consultation is aimed at gathering feedback on some suggested proposals around West Park, St Werburgh’s and Springfield Primary Schools. These proposals are designed to address some of the long-standing parking issues that occur at the start and end of the school day as well as promoting active travel for trips to schools and reducing school gate traffic. It is intended that these proposals also build on the measures that have been introduced in the past.

Who are we consulting?
Residents, road users and parents of pupils around the three schools

Organisation carrying out the consultation 
Derby City Council

Lead contact
Emma Johnson
Telephone:  01332 641735
Email: atf@derby.gov.uk

Earlier this year, Derby City Council (DCC) published a draft Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (TPH) Strategy for the consideration of the public and taxi trade.

The strategy is ambitious, but necessary. It aims to thrust Derby into the 21st century by embracing new technology, improving service and safety, and modernising the fleet.

The draft document forms the basis for a conversation that we want people to be involved in.

  • Start date: 08/03/2019
  • Closing date: 31/05/2019

Start date: 01/02/2021
Closing date: 01/03/2021

Status: Closed

Why are we consulting?
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are a measure that we can use to deal with a particular nuisance or problem within a defined area that is negatively affecting the local community's quality of life.

For the last three years we have been using PSPOs to improve the quality of life of Derby residents; using the powers granted only where necessary and proportionate. Since 2017 the Council has had two successful PSPOs in place; one that covers the city centre and the other that covers the outer area (as shown in the downloadable maps). These PSPOs expired after three years in December 2020.

The initial feedback we have received from our key stakeholders is that the PSPOs introduced in 2017 are still needed. We are consulting on the proposal to create two new PSPOs.

Who are we consulting?
We are consulting openly for all views but especially of those living within the proposed affected areas.

Organisation carrying out the consultation
Derby City Council

Contact
Craig Keen
Telephone: 01332 643021
Email: craig.keen@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?
Please complete our online survey.

Consultation supporting documentation

Many Councils across the country already have PSPOs which help them enforce responsible dog ownership and control.

We are proposing a city wide PSPO to help us tackle dog fouling in our public places which is an increasing problem. 

We would like to know your views.

  • Start date: 17/02/2020
  • Closing date: 15/03/2020

The team at Raynesway HWRC wants to hear your feedback about the site.

This online survey allows you to express your opinions confidentially, and should take roughly five minutes to complete.

Your feedback will enable the team to give all customers the best possible experience at the centre. If you are a frequent visitor, this is your chance to tell the team how you find using Raynesway.

  • Start date: 25/11/2019
  • Closing date: 10/01/2020

We are seeking your views on School Admission Arrangements 2020/21.

  • Start date: 05/10/2018
  • Closing date: 23/11/2018

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998, requires admission authorities to consult other local admission authorities before they determine their admission arrangements.

  • Start date: 17/10/2019
  • Closing date: 25/11/2019

Start date: 09/07/2021
Closing date: 12/09/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

Derby City Council has been awarded £776,150 of funding from the Department for Transport to deliver additional active travel measures across the city. As part of this work a number of schools have been identified across the city to test different interventions.

We're working to improve street safety in 8 locations around city schools, through transport measures and promoting active travel choices.

We have developed some proposals to introduce experimental road changes around these schools and would like your feedback. These proposals are designed to address some of the long-standing parking issues that occur at the start and end of the school day as well as promoting active travel for trips to schools and reducing school gate traffic. It is intended that these proposals also build on the measures that have been introduced in the past.

The school locations/consultations are:

We have already consulted with parents/carers, local residents and road users about Springfield Primary, St Werburgh's Primary and West Park in Spondon. Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback. We’ll update you on the outcome of the consultation in the next couple of months.

We would appreciate your feedback on the proposals outlined to help us determine the next steps. Please look at our FAQs and complete our short survey(s).

Who are we consulting?

Parents/carers, local residents and residents of Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation

Derby City Council

Lead contact

Aidan Ryrie
Email: atf@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?

Please read the School Safe Haven FAQs and complete our online survey. If you require the survey in another format such as hard copy, please contact us.

The school locations/consultations are:

If you would like to complete a paper version of the questionnaire you can request one from yourcityyoursay@derby.gov.uk or call 01332 64000 or Minicom 01332 640666 to request one. 

We are on a journey to transform Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services for Derby City. In line with our co-production charter, which is our commitment to work with you as partners to help shape our services and provision, this Call for Views is vital to help us to understand what we need to do that.

Start date: 01/12/2020
Closing date: 07/01/2021

Consultation details

Title: Special Educational Needs (SEND) Survey

Start date: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Closing date: Thursday 7 January 2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We need your help to shape our SEND services and provision.

Who are we consulting?

Children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers, educational settings, professional and voluntary sector across education, health and social care

Organisation carrying out the consultation: Derby City Council 

Lead contact:

Lucy Herbert
Telephone: 01332 647843
Email: SENDwsoa@derby.gov.uk

Start date: 19/03/2021
Closing date: 11/06/2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?
We are developing designs to carry out public realm improvements along St Peters Street, Babington Lane and Gower Street. We would like your feedback and ideas of the proposal.

As part of these works it is proposed to amend the current traffic flow to reduce vehicles passing through the area, and to relocate Blue Badge parking along St Peters Street so the pavements can be widened to improve pedestrian accessibility in the area. These decisions are likely to impact users of the street and business owners. It is therefore necessary to gain an understanding of how people envisage the changes will affect them. It is also an opportunity to obtain ideas, so that they can be considered and incorporated into the scheme where appropriate.

Who are we consulting?
Everyone that lives, works, studies or visits Derby; Stakeholders including Blue Badge holders, taxi drivers, local business owners, bus operators, Derby cycling groups

Organisation carrying out the consultation 
Derby City Council

Lead contact
Richard Lawrence
Telephone: 01332 641546
Email: tcf@derby.gov.uk

How can I take part?
Local residents and businesses are invited to view the consultation plans we have developed so far and send your feedback and comments to tcf@derby.gov.uk.

Following a marketing exercise, Allestree Hall is in the process of being sold to a preferred bidder. The hall was marketed offering the opportunity for the buyer to maintain and operate the golf course as well. The prospective purchaser proposes to convert the hall and it outbuildings into a wedding venue; however, they do not wish to have the golf course.

We are therefore considering the future of Allestree Golf Course and would like to know your views. 

  • Start date: 16/12/2019
  • Closing date: 12 noon 23/03/2020

The Light House Disabled Children’s Service is jointly commissioned by NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG (DDCCG) and Derby City Council (DCC) and provides both community support services and residential short breaks for children and young people in the city. We are proposing changes to the future model of our Residential Short Breaks service and want to know your views.  DDCCG are conducting a consultation on these proposed changes, to take part please follow the link below.

  • Start date: 04/09/2019
  • Closing date: 03/12/2019

Start date: 12 March 2021
Closing date: 11 June 2021

Status: CLOSED

Why are we consulting?

We are developing plans to change some of the outdoor streets and spaces within the city centre and would like your feedback and suggestions. We have secured funding from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) and will be developing a number of projects over the next year which we'll also be asking you to give feedback on.

This consultation is about the Victoria Street, Albert Street and Corporation Street area of the city.

Who are we consulting?

Everyone who lives, works, visits or studies Derby.

Organisation carrying out the consultation

Derby City Council

Contact

Derby City Council is consulting on its proposed priorities for the Your Life Your Choice Strategy.

Our ‘Your Life, Your Choice’  Vision is our way of setting out what we have been trying to achieve - our purpose, our principles and our approach to meeting the rising demand for social care.  The original Strategy for Derby was first published in April 2015.  We are now in the process of updating this Strategy to make sure it is up to date and relevant for the coming years.

  • Start date: 04/11/2019
  • Closing date: 24/01/2020

Phone:

01332 640000

SignVideo:

Signing service

Address:

Communications and Consultation
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS