Neighbourhood ward - Derwent

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Derwent 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:

Sharon Sewell, Neighbourhood Partnership Manager, by:

Graeme Walton, Derby Homes Area Housing Manager, by:

Jamie Robinson, Neighbourhood Partnership Officer, by:

Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team

If you wish to complain about antisocial behaviour or report a crime you can contact the Derwent 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.

Derwent 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. The budget is to enable voluntary and community groups (Non Commercial) to apply for funding for projects/events, that will both benefit and enable the communityand 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 Derwent Neighbourhood Board 2019/20

  • Councillor Richard Hudson - Chair
  • Councillor Stephen Willoughby
  • Councillor James Testro
  • Shirley Keeling, Roe Farm Community Centre
  • Rob Shade, Aspire Wrestling
  • David Walsh, Sporting Communities
  • Sgt Rachel Fowkes, Derbyshire Police
  • PCSO Andy Simpson, Derbyshire Police
  • PCSO Tom Copeland, Derbyshire Police
  • PCSO Kelly Oliver, Derbyshire Police
  • Sarah Wigley - Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
  • Ben Honey - Resident
  • Beth Honey - Resident

Advisors to Derwent Neighbourhood Board 2019/20

  • Sharon Sewell, Neighbourhood Partnership Manager
  • Jamie Robinson, Neighbourhood Partnership Officer
  • Helen Holman, Patch Manager, Derby Homes
  • Roger Teague, Local Area Coordinator
  • Kelly Pockett, Local Area Coordinator
  • Toni Jantschenko, Move More Mentor

Your neighbourhood priorities for 2019/20

  • A better built and natural environment: Focusing on street cleanliness, fly-tipping, litter, dealing with empty properties, managing vacant sites and plots, and physical improvements and maintenance.
  • More people living longer in better health: Focusing on older people and their services, access to health services and facilities, creating healthy lifestyles, and tackling drug and alcohol use.
  • Being safe and feeling safe: Focusing on tackling antisocial behaviour and youth nuisance, burglary and theft, vandalism and criminal damage, and crime prevention.
  • A strong community: Focusing on communicating the work carried out by the Derwent Neighbourhood Board, finding out what local people (including young people) think of the area and what needs improving, communicating the message that people can get involved in local decision making, engaging young people in the decision making process, and more outreach work to attract a varied range of people.
  • An active cultural life: Focusing on promoting and improving community facilities and activities, providing school holiday activities and out of school activities.
  • Economy and poverty: Focusing on access to work and training, and access to advice and support.

How can I join the Derwent 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.

Ward Walkabouts

Ward walkabouts is an initiative to strengthen community spirit and build safer communities. This involves Councillors, Neighbourhoods, Derby Homes, and the Police, together with local residents leading a high profile and visible patrol. The idea behind this is to get back to traditional community values of local people looking out for each other and identifying any problems raised in the area. We will knock on doors, walk, talk, greet and listen. Anyone is welcome to come along. Please contact your Neighbourhood Partnership Officer for information on future dates. 

Dates as follows - for further information, please contact Jamie Robinson on 01332 888751

  • Tuesday 29th October 2019, 4.30pm start, Meeting point outside the Co-op, Wollaton Road
  • Thursday 6th February 2020, 4.30pm start, Meeting point Scarborough Rise shops
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020, 2pm start, Meeting point Sussex Circus shops

Local events, news, activities and forms

More information

For more information on what neighbourhood forums and boards are, 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