Neighbourhood ward - Arboretum

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Arboretum Neighbourhood Team

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:

Karin Aberg, Neighbourhood Partnership Officer, by:

Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team

If you wish to complain about anti-social behaviour or report a crime you can contact the Arboretum 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.

Arboretum Neighbourhood Forum

If you have an interest in your local area, you can go to one of Arboretum Neighbourhood Forum's open public meetings. The meetings take place every three months.

For more information about neighbourhood forums, visit our Neighbourhood working - information page.

The Arboretum Neighbourhood Forum dates and papers for 2019/20

  • Thursday 13th September 2018, St James Centre, Malcolm Street, DE22 8LU, 6pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, The Council House, Corporation Street, DE1 2FS, 6pm
  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, St Chads Infant School, Gordon Road, DE23 6WR, 6pm

Find out more about Neighbourhood Forum meetings.

Ward Walkabouts

This is an initiative to tackle the perception of crime, strengthen community spirit and resolve community issues. This involves 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 Arboretum Ward. We walk, talk, greet and listen, dealing with issues we come across while hopefully having some fun at the same time.

  • Wednesday June 27th 2018 - Meeting point: Grove Street Car Park, 6pm
  • Tuesday July 3rd 2018 - Meeting point: Green Lane, Forester Street Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday July 10th 2018 - Meeting point: Centre Point, 6pm
  • Tuesday July 31st 2018 - Meeting point: Cromwell Road, St Chads Road Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday August 7th 2018 - Meeting point: Dairyhouse Road, Princes Street Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday August 28th 2018, Meeting point: Grove Street Car park, 6pm
  • Tuesday September 4th 2018, Meeting point: Reginald Street, Rosehill Street Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday October 9th 2018, Meeting point: Gerard Street, Burton Road Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday October 23rd 2018, Meeting point: Hartington Street, Normanton Road Junction, 3pm
  • Tuesday January 8th 2019, Meeting point: Outside the West Indian Social Club, 6pm
  • Tuesday January 22nd 2019, Meeting point: Morleston Street Car Park, 3pm
  • Tuesday February 5th 2019, Meeting point: Mill Hill Lane, Bailey Street Junction, 3pm
  • Tuesday February 19th 2019, Meeting point: Belgrave Street, Normanton Road Junction, 3pm
  • Tuesday March 5th 2019, Meeting point: Mount Carmel Street, St Chads Road Junction, 6pm
  • Tuesday March 19th 2019, Meeting point, Green Lane, Forester Street Junction, 6pm

Arboretum 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

The Neighbourhood Board received a budget from October 2019 and will receive a further budget from April 2020. This budget is to enable voluntary and community groups (Non Commercial) to apply for funding for projects/events, that will both benefit and enable the community and its residents. If you would be interested in putting together a funding application for consideration of the board, please complete the form at the link below:

Board Funding Application Form

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

Members of Arboretum Neighbourhood Board 2019/20

Local councillors

  • Councillor Fareed Hussain - Chair
  • Councillor Shiraz Khan
  • Councillor Gulfraz Nawaz

Local residents

  • Anthony Adams
  • Monica Bailey
  • Andrew Cejar
  • Alastair Christie
  • Albashir Kuri
  • Daniella Bayfield

Community and voluntary organisations

  • Jo Simister - Chair of Friends of Derby Arboretum
  • George Mighty- West Indian Community Centre

Partner Organisations and Services

  • Inspector Rebecca Webster - Police, Peartree SNT
  • Sgt Tony Owen - Police, Peartree SNT
  • Sgt Jamie Millard - Police, Peartree SNT
  • Paula Solowij - Derby Homes Area Housing Manager
  • Rajeev Nath - Local Area Coordination - Adult Social Care
  • Sajda Kauser - Derby City NHS

Your neighbourhood priorities for 2019/20


Focus On

Local environment


  • Education and engagement with residents
  • Addressing fly tipping and littering
  • Cleaner streets
  • Rogue landlords

Stronger communities


  • Community events
  • Community cohesion
  • Community engagement

Young people


  • Youth crime – prevention and safety
  • Education and employment
  • Engagement

Crime and community safety


  • Drug and alcohol misuse and related crime and ASB
  • Prostitution
  • ASB
  • Youth crime and ASB
  • Gangs and Organised Crime Groups
  • Preventing domestic and sexual violence and supporting victims

How can I join the Arboretum 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 form or contact us.

Local events, news and activities

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 partnerships – 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