Neighbourhood ward - Abbey

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Abbey Neighbourhood Team

Abbey is part of the Central West Area. 

If you would like to get involved in your neighbourhood, you have any ideas on how to improve your local area or have any questions about the ward, you can contact:

Sarah Dosunmu, Neighbourhood Partnership Manager, by:

Paula Solowij, Derby Homes Area Housing Manager, by:

Stephanie Holt, Neighbourhood Partnership Officer, by:

Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team

If you have concerns about your neighbourhood, wish to complain about anti-social behaviour you can contact the Abbey Safer Neighbourhood Team by:

Your Safer Neighbourhood Team is committed to making your community a safer and better place to live and work. Find out more about Safer Neighbourhoods on the Derbyshire Police website. You can also view their page about the Abbey Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Councillors and citizens on patrol

This is an initiative to tackle the perception of crime, strengthen community spirit and resolve community issues. This involves local councillors and local residents leading high profile and visible patrols.

The idea behind this is to get back to traditional community values of local people looking out for each other. Patrols take place in a different part of the community within the Blagreaves Ward. We walk, talk, greet and listen, dealing with issues we come across while hopefully having some fun at the same time.

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The Abbey Neighbourhood Forum dates and papers for 2018/19

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Find out more about Neighbourhood Forum meetings.

Abbey Neighbourhood Board

Your local Neighbourhood Board is made up of local councillors, residents and representatives from community organisations and public services.

The board:

  • leads on behalf of the whole neighbourhood
  • agrees the priorities for the neighbourhood
  • decides where delegated Council budgets are to be spent
  • monitors performance
  • influences decisions that reflect the views of local residents
  • decides on the vision for your neighbourhood.

Find out how to become a member of your Neighbourhood Board.

Members of Abbey Neighbourhood Board 2018/19


  • Councillor Asaf Afzal - Chair
  • Councillor Sarah Russell
  • Councillor Paul Hezelgrave

Partner organisations and services

  • Ranjit Dol - Derbyshire Police

Community and voluntary organisations

  • Paul Brookhouse – The Hope Centre
  • Alex Neave -Derby City Boxing Academy
  • Marc Stevens -Enthusiasm Trust

Local residents

  • Lyn Gadsby
  • David Phillips
  • Nigel Waldrun
  • Roy Alcock

Your neighbourhood priorities for 2018/19


Focus on

Highways and transport

  • Addressing road safety
  • Improving the condition of carriageways and footways
  • Improving the transport infrastructure
  • Addressing problem parking

Crime and community safety – a neighbourhood where people feel safe

  • Preventing young people becoming victims of crime
  • Youth crime and ASB
  • Reduce burglary and vehicle crime
  • Support to victims of crime

Communities – residents who are informed and are able to get along with each other and involved in decisions affecting their community.

  • Improving community facilities across the ward
  • Maximise the use of community assets
  • Community events and activities
  • Supporting and enabling community engagement and communication
  • Improving communication with and between communities and residents

Local environment

  • Reducing fly tipping and littering
  • Focus on work with schools and young children to encourage respect of their local environment
  • Removing bins from streets

Parks and open spaces

  • Support the establishment of Friends of Normanton Park group
  • Undertake improvements to Rykneld Recreation Ground
  • Road safety initiatives, focusing on working in partnership with schools and faith groups
  • Problem parking
  • Carriageway and footway maintenance
  • Support measures to increase sustainable transport

How can I join Abbey Neighbourhood Board?

If you are interested in joining your local Neighbourhood board, or your community group is interested in nominating a representative, download, complete and return an application on the link at the bottom of this page or contact us.

News and events

Royal Derby Hospital - Monitoring of parking measures

A report has been created to look at the continuing commuter parking problem on Littleover's streets. Staff from the nearby Royal Derby Hospital had been parking in the area instead of the facilities provided by the hospital since the expansion of the hospital.

A permit parking scheme was introduced in the problem area in 2011 and this, along with a reduction of staffing numbers at the hospital, has helped.

This report looks at the extent of the problem through surveys, and makes recommendations on how to tackle any issues found.

Download the Royal Derby Hospital parking report.

Child Pedestrian Training - Road safety training funded by the board for Abbey.

More information

For more information on what neighbourhood forums and boards are, and how to access funding for local projects and community groups, visit the Neighbourhood working - information page.

Community and partnership websites


Contact details

Post address:
City and Neighbourhood Partnerships
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Minicom: 01332 640666
City and Neighbourhood Partnerships
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street