Abbey neighbourhood ward
Abbey 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:
- telephone: 01332 643041
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Team by:
- telephone: 01332 642320
- email: email@example.com
Paula Solowij, Derby Homes Area Housing Manager, by:
- telephone: 01332 888645
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- telephone: 101
- email: email@example.com
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.
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 Abbey Ward. We walk, talk, greet and listen, dealing with issues we come across while hopefully having some fun at the same time.
There are currently no scheduled ward walkabouts.
The Abbey Neighbourhood Forum dates and papers for 2019/20
- Future meeting dates to be confirmed
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.
- 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
Find out how to become a member of your Neighbourhood Board.
Members of Abbey Neighbourhood Board 2019/20
- Councillor Sarah Russell
- Councillor Paul Hezelgrave
- Councillor Ajit Atwal
Partner/Community and voluntary organisations/services
- Insp Becky Webster - Derbyshire Police
- David Walsh - Sporting Communities
- Rickii Chamberlain - Princes Trust
- James Egodibie - Solid Rock Church
- Kim Harris - Local Area Coordinator
- Alex Neave - Derby Boxing Academy
- Joe Russo - Enthusiasm consideration of the board, please complete the form at the link below.
- John Cole
- Judith Ainsley and Friends Of Normanton park
- Nigel Waldrun
- Lyn Gadsby
Your neighbourhood priorities for 2019/20
- Addressing road safety
- Improving the condition of carriageways and footways
- Improving the transport infrastructure
- Addressing problem parking
- Preventing young people becoming victims of crime
- Youth crime and ASB
- Reduce burglary and vehicle crime
- Support to victims of crime
- 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
- Reducing fly tipping and littering
- Focus on work with schools and young children to encourage respect of their local environment
- Removing bins from streets
- 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 an Application form.
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.
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 page.