Making sure we consult and enable everyone to take part in our work.
Young people aged 11 to 19 can become members of the Voices in Action Youth Council by becoming a representative of their school, support group or youth project.
If you want to join Voices in Action or would like to be involved in other consultation activities, Please visit the Voices in Action page.
This forum aims to inform and empower older people living in Derby. It’s part of a national movement of older people’s forums, is independent of the Council and has an elected management committee. Any resident in Derby over the age of 50 can join the forum who:
The forum is also open to all voluntary and community organisations in Derby that have older people as members or have an interest in older people. It aims to bring these groups together to strengthen the voice of older people and help influence issues in Derby.
Contact us if you live in Derby, are over 50, and want to get involved.
Derby Diversity Forum
Community organisations, voluntary sector and third sector groups can contribute to Derby City Council's decision-making processes and make sure that their voices are heard and influence services by being represented on the Derby Diversity Forum. Diversity forum's have been active within Derby City for over 30 years and play a key role in service design and delivery.
The Derby Diversity Forum provides opportunities to check and challenge the quality of the Council’s services and key strategies and plans with diverse communities through a number of different ways:
Derby Diversity Forum meets six times per year, with representatives having an opportunity to all get together. The first part of the meetings are held as one core group however this is then followed by breakout sessions to make sure that all members of the forum can bring specific issues to Derby City Council's attention and contribute to key decisions in a targeted way. There are currently five breakout groups in operation:
Forum meetings are held at the Council House at either 6pm to 8.30pm or 10am to 12.30pm. Contact us on 01332 643472, if you want to:
Contact Pam Thompson on 01332 643472 for more information on any of the three diversity forums.
Neighbourhood Forums are open public meetings for all local residents, community organisations and businesses, chaired by a local ward councillor. They are an important part of neighbourhood working in Derby.
Every electoral ward in Derby has at least one Neighbourhood Forum held at a local venue every two or three months. The forum is your opportunity to find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood - the problems and the successes - and to discuss the big issues and priorities. You’ll have the chance to talk to your councillors, local police and other providers of services and have a say about what your priorities are for your neighbourhood.
Communications and Consultation
Derby City Council
The Council House