Getting Involved

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Partnership and its work; and we want you, as partner organisations, individuals, or employers, to tell us what you think about some of the biggest issues facing the district.

You can do that in the following ways:

  • Join one of the Partnership's Thematic Partnerships.  Contact the relevant Secretariat to be put onto the mailing lists.
  • If you operate within the Community and Voluntary Sector, contact CVP to find out how you can engage through the Community and Voluntary Sector Forums.
  • Make your views count by completing consultation surveys. Ask Derbyshire is a website that helps you find out how you can have your say on matters affecting your area. You can search for consultations that interest you, and sign up to receive notifications of forthcoming consultations, and reports from those that have finished. 
  • Details of current consultation opportunities submitted to the Partnership are set out below.
  • Or you can contact us at the Partnership Office if you would like to raise any concerns or highlight any successes to the wider Partnership.

 

2016 Countryside Centre Consultation

Have your say on the possible closure of visitors services at Hayfield Countryside Centre and Tapton Local Lock Visitors Centre.

By 2020 the funding Derbyshire County Council receive from Government will be more than a third lower than in 2010.

This questionnaire asks for your views on Derbyshire County Council's proposals to close two visitor centres, at Hayfield and Tapton Local and to support alternative delivery mechanisms or development opportunities for the centres.

Both visitors centres offer an information service, refreshments and a small shop, toilets and a tramper service for hire. If the centres were to close these services could be affected.

Closing date:

6 May, 2016

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website.

 

2016 Community Transport - Local Bus Consultation

Tell Derbyshire County Council (DCC) what you think about their proposals for subsidised local buses and community transport services.

By 2020 the funding DCC get from Government will be more than a third lower than in 2010.

The size of the cuts will mean that many of the services provided by DCC will change and some will stop altogether. Legally the County Council don't have to provide subsidised local buses or community transport Dial-a-Bus shopping buses.

Like every council, DCC have got difficult decisions to make about the cuts but they want local people to work alongside them to make these hard choices.

There are four proposals:

  1. To withdraw all funding for buses paid for by DCC - subsidised buses - from October 2017
  2. To withdraw all funding for community transport Dial-a-Bus (DAB) 'shopping busses' from October 2017
  3. To provide a new, limited, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service in the place of subsidised and DAB shopping buses
  4. To provide a new, limited, Door-to-Door Plus service for people who currently use DAB shopping buses and who would be unable to use the proposed DRT service.

Closing date:

24 April, 2016

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website.

 

 

 

Dementia Support Services Derbyshire and Derby City - Have Your Say!

Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are consulting on the delivery of the Dementia Support Services in Derbyshire and Derby City. They are interested to hear the views of people who use these services, professionals involved with them and other people who live in these areas.

The Dementia Support Service in Derbyshire is currently provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. Trained dementia support workers are available in all areas of the county to help people with dementia and their carers to access further information, advice and support. This service also organises memory cafes, carers information programmes and singing for the brain sessions in various locations across Derbyshire.

This questionnaire is one way in which you can tell them what you think about the current services and shape of future services for people with dementia and their carers.

Closing date:

11 March, 2016

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

2016 Children's Centres Consultation

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is now preparing to enter the seventh year of central Government cuts to local council budgets and councils up and down the country have some difficult decisions to make.

By 2018, their budget will be a third smaller than in 2010 − with more cuts set to follow up to 2020 and possibly beyond.

DCC have done everything they can to keep services running while budgets are cut back year-on-year and protected frontline services and vulnerable people as much as they can.

The council has put their own house in order by selling off land and buildings, reducing back-office costs and significantly cutting the number of senior managers. They are looking at new ways of doing things including helping families to be less dependent on their services and generating income so Government funding is not relied upon so much. But the size of the cuts mean the council have no choice about scaling back most of the services provided.

In 2014 two children's centres were closed following cuts to their budget. Now, following further cuts, it is proposed to close up to 32 others across the county.

Please tell DCC what you think about their proposals and help make the best possible decisions for Derbyshire with the money available.

Closing date:

4 April, 2016

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website.

 

 

Have Your Say on Planning Blueprint for Bolsover District

Bolsover District council are inviting local residents and key stakeholders for their views on a range of strategic options for how they want to see the District grow and develop over the next 15 to 20 years. The Identified Strategic Options for the Local Plan for Bolsover District are being put forward for a six week public consultation:

From: Friday 30th October 2015
To: Friday 11th December 2015

Details of the options being consulted on and how to make your comments to the Council can be found online at:

www.bolsover.gov.uk/new-local-plan

You can also attend one of our drop-in sessions (dates and times listed below) or see the information at the Council’s Contact Centres and the libraries across the district.

South Normanton Post Mill Centre - Tues 3rd Nov (4 – 7pm)

Bolsover Assembly Rooms - Mon 9th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Clowne The Arc, High Street - Tues 10th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Creswell Social Centre - Thurs 12th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Whitwell Community Centre - Mon 16th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Barlborough Village Hall - Thurs 19th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Glapwell Community Centre - Tues 24th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Shirebrook Leisure Centre - Fri 27th Nov (4 – 7pm)

Closing date:

11 December 2015

For more information:

Bolsover District Council Website

 

 

Community Transport Consultation

Last year Derbyshire County Council (DCC) were proposing to withdraw all funding − £1.41m - for community transport from April 2016.

Before any decisions were made, people were asked to complete a bus user survey to understand about the journeys made and what the impact would be on you if funding was withdrawn.

Based on feedback DCC have now developed their proposals for further public and stakeholder consultation.

Closing date:

15 September, 2015

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website.

  

Joint Environmental Health Enforcement Policy Consultation Exercise by BDC and NEDDC

North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Councils welcome your views on the Enforcement Policy for the Joint Environmental Health Service.

The joint policy has been developed from the existing Statement of Enforcement Policies in place for each Council and updated to incorporate the requirements of the Regulators’ Code which came into force in April 2014 which was made under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.

The policy details the enforcement principles used by the Councils determining when enforcement action will be taken. The action may be against commercial businesses or an individual member of the public.

The policy outlines the main government guidance which is followed in arriving at a decision. It also provides an outline of the possible enforcement options available to the Council.

Closing date:

20 August, 2015

 

To participate:

The document can be viewed on the Bolsover District Council Website

For more information:

Contact Sharon Gillott:
Tel - 01246 217848
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or go to the Bolsover District Council website.

 

Survey on Age and Disability (Talent Match - SCR)

This survey is a research exercise which will form part of an ESIF bid.

The aim is to find out what services are available in the Sheffield City Region for people with disabilities and those over fifty years of age, who are looking to find work.

It is hoped to find out what is working well and identify any gaps in provision.

To participate:

Complete online survey.

 

 

Armed Forces Covenant Branding

The current Armed Forces Covenant brand is being reviewed and your views are wanted on some initial suggestions.

The Armed Forces Covenant is important because it reminds the nation of their moral obligation to those who serve, and to their families. It is important that the covenant is better known, particularly amongst those who can provide practical help and support, such as potential employers of veterans.

That means making sure that the covenant has an effective brand: one that the public will recognise and want to work for those in armed forces, including veterans and reservists for their families and for those in the wider military community, as well as the general public.

That’s why they are asking for your views. In the rest of this survey you’ll see some suggestions about what the Armed Forces Covenant brand could look like. But nothing is fixed. Please tell them what you think works, and what doesn’t. The survey is being run by an independent research firm, Woodnewton, and your contribution will be treated in strict confidence.

To participate:

Complete online survey.

 

 

D2 Combined Authority Proposal

A Combined Authority is a statutory organisation which enables authorities in a recognisable economic area to work together with a view to developing new and more efficient approaches to regeneration and economic development, transport, and housing.  The proposed Derby and Derbyshire Combined Authority will include Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council, Amber Valley Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Erewash Borough Council, High Peak Borough Council, North East District Council and South Derbyshire District Council.

The process:

Currently there are economic plans for Derbyshire, created by the Derbyshire Economic Partnership, and Derby, created by the Derby Renaissance Board, and a joint plan for Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham (D2N2) created by the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership.  Derbyshire and Derby City are both transport authorities, Derby City and the district councils are all housing authorities.  Everyone involved in these plans and services has been involved in a review of the current situation and in drafting a future scheme.  It is necessary to show government that the future scheme will improve coordination, development and economic prosperity.


There are five ambitions in the proposed scheme: 

  • Supporting our People: Skills – creating a 21st Century Guildhall to improve training and links with employment
  • Shaping our Place: Routes to Work – delivering improvements to public transport networks and transport infrastructure
  • Shaping our Place: Homes – more affordable homes in the right place to meet local needs and create sustainable communities
  • Supporting our Business: securing more and better paid jobs for local people
  • Financing the Future: Enabling improvement - innovation and creativity in securing increased investment and flexibility to support growth

All of the information about the proposal is on the Derbyshire County Council website - www.derbyshire.gov.uk/CA

Closing date:

23 January, 2015

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council Website.

  

 

Bolsover District Local Plan Consultation

Bolsover District Council are now inviting national organisations, local landowners / developers, local businesses and local residents to make representations on what they think the new Local Plan ought to contain.

Comments are particularly sought on the following:

  • Policy areas - are there any policy areas that you think the Council's Local Plan ought to contain and what evidence should this be based on?
  • Visions for places - if you live or work in one of the District's towns or villages, what would you say the vision for the town or village should be and why?
  • Development sites - if you own or wish to develop a site, they want to hear from you to see how suitable your site might be.

During the consultation period a series of open participation meetings / exhibitions have been arranged at which you can meet with the Council's planners and discuss with them any issues about the new Local Plan that you wish to raise. Dates lised below:

  • 29 October, 16.00 - 19.00, The Arc, High Street Clowne
  • 30 October, 16.00-19.00, Post Mill Centre, South Normanton
  • 3 November, 16.00-19.00, The Assembly Rooms, Bolsover
  • 11 November, 16.00-19.00, Shirebrook Leisure Centre, Shirebrook 

 

Closing date:

28 November 2014

To participate:

Attend one of the meetings or submit any comments via the Bolsover District Council website

For more information:

Bolsover District Council Website.

  

 

Derbyshire Partnership Forum - Anti-Poverty Strategy

The Derbyshire Partnership Forum agreed to extend the development of Derbyshire County Council's Anti-Poverty Strategy across the broader partnership to provide an overarching framework for joint working.

This strategy sets out the approach that will be taken to tackle poverty across the county against a back drop of reducing public sector resources and a growing demand for services.

The strategy brings together the valuable work taking place across Derbyshire, identifying the key challenges and the actions which are currently being undertaken by partners across the county. It sets out a number of cross cutting partnership priorities to drive work forward over the next three years.

 

Closing date:

12 September 2014

To participate:

Anti-Poverty Strategy

Comments to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information:

Derbyshire Partnership Forum Website

 

 

Commissioner encourages younger people in Derbyshire to share their thoughts on Policing and Crime

With a focus on those aged 11 to 24, the Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles is asking younger people to think about policing by completing a county wide survey.

The survey forms part of a wider engagement programme that hopes to enable thousands of young people the opportunity to express their views.

The Commissioner wishes to reduce the number of young entrants into the Criminal Justice System and the surprisingly large number of young people who become victims of crime.

The questions are informed from discussions last autumn with 189 young people in a wide range of forums and groups across the city and county.

The survey forms part of the Commissioner’s Youth Engagement Plan with events aiming to raise the profile of issues identified by the consultation and survey work.

 

To participate:

Complete online survey

 

 

For more information:

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner website

  

 

Street lighting maintenance policy

Derbyshire County Council is currently carrying out a consultation in respect of proposed changes to its Street Lighting maintenance policy due to budget reductions.

The public consultation is now being carried out to determine which of the criteria is the most important to the people of Derbyshire.

The objective is to provide a way to manage the reduction of a street lighting service through risk assessment so as to maintain lighting at locations where it is needed most. When a failed lamp is identified in a priority area it will be programmed for repair in accordance with current performance targets.  Street lights which fail and which are not deemed to be a priority would be noted and would only be repaired if resources are available.

Closing date:

8 August 2014

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website

 

Derbyshire County Council - Council Plan 2014-2017

Derbyshire County Council are currently consulting on the draft Council Plan 2014-2017 which sets out the way the Council will work and the services it will deliver over the next four years.

By 2018 the Council will have to cut £157 million from its budget, which is almost a third of total spending. These cuts come at a time when pressure on the services they provide is greater than ever with more local people facing poverty, an ageing population and the increasing demands of protecting vulnerable children.

Closing date:

11 March 2014

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website.

 

 

Development of an Anti-Poverty Strategy

At the Derbyshire Partnership Forum (DPF) meeting in December, proposals were approved to extend the development of the county councils anti-poverty strategy across the broader partnership, to provide an over-arching framework for joint working.

A small, time limited task and finish group has been established to take this work forward. The forum agreed that within Derbyshire, anti-proverty encompasses the following key strategic themes:

  • Child Poverty
  • Fuel Poverty and Affordable Warmth
  • Health Inequalities
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Employment and Skills


There is already a lot of work going on across the county. In order to gain a better understanding of what, where, any costs, who is involved, and examples of good practice, alongside perceived gaps or duplication, they are asking partners to complete this short questionnaire.

Closing date:

24 February 2014

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

 

 

Priorities for BNED LEADER 2015-2020

The Bolsover North East Derbyshire LEADER Programme for 2007-2013 delivered almost £2.2million into the local rural economy.

The next Rural Development programme will start in January 2015.

They want to hear what you think the main priorities are for the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire area. This will help to shape a new Local Development Strategy in order to draw down European funding to benefit the local rural economy. The new Local Development Strategy will be submitted along with a bid for funding to Defra in July/August 2014.

The European Commission has published its preferred options to deliver funding. These options have been further developed by the two Local Enterprise Partnerships that cover this area, Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (D2N2) and Sheffield City Region.

To participate:

Complete the online survey

For more information:

Information Document

 

M1 Junctions 28 to 35a Maximum Mandatory Speed Limit Consultation

The Highways Agency would like to have your comments on the implementation of a maximum mandatory 60mph speed limit on the M1 between junctions 28 and 35a; specifically on how the proposals could affect your organisation or those you represent.

The consultation is aimed at affected stakeholder groups or individuals but is open to everybody to respond.

It is important to note that this consultation is about the implementation of a maximum mandatory 60mph speed limit on the above section of motorway in place of the national speed limit and not about the use of variable mandatory speed limits or the principle of managed motorways.

Closing date:

03 March 2014

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Consultation Document

 

Dealing with Derbyshire's Waste - Strategy Review

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, in partnership with the eight Derbyshire district/borough councils, have been reviewing the strategy for dealing with Derbyshire’s waste (the Derby and Derbyshire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy 2006).

The Councils are now undertaking a public consultation to help find out what people think of the revised draft strategy, draft individual council waste action plans detailing plans for the next five years and a Strategic Environment Assessment draft environment report.

The Councils would welcome further comments on the strategy and documents either by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by posting to Freepost DY76, Derbyshire County Council, Dealing with Waste, Derbyshire Business Centre, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG.

Closing date:

14 February 2014

To participate:

Online Questionnaire

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council website

 

 

England Illegal Money Lending Team - Foodback Survey

"For the first time since the Second World War the International Red Cross are delivering food parcels across England."

Many victims of illegal money lenders will have the need for increased support and intervention and therefore England Illegal Money Lending Team are looking at ways to work with Food Banks to ensure their customers are protected from loan sharks.

Illegal money lending is a crime which can have a hugely detrimental impact on the emotional and mental wellbeing of victims.

Closing date:

30 November 2013

For more information:

Complete online survey.

 

 

Transforming Service Delivery for 2022 and Beyond - Fit to Respond Consultation

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) is committed to ensuring that it is 'Fit to Respond' to the challenges it faces in the future. To do that, the Service must change and build on the outstanding work undertaken so far that makes DFRS the excellent Service it is today.

DFRS would like to encourage enveryone to give their comments and views on the proposals set out in the documents on their website.

This is your opportunity to have your say and work with DFRS to ensure the service is efficient, effective and robust.

Closing date:

23 December 2013

To participate:

Complete online survey

For more information:

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service website

 

 

Sheffield City Region Talent Match Preferred Provider Questionnaire

The Sheffield City Region Talent Match Programme will link young people to a menu of existing and new provisions centre on improving access to employment and enterprise. This targeted approach will support 18-24 year old NEET young people who are in need.

The City Region is seeking a range of providers who wish to be considered to provide training and support services to NEETs in support of the programme objectives.

You can find further information regarding this opportunity on www.yortender.org.uk by searching for reference number YORE-9AYGQ9

Closing date:

7 October 2013

To participate:

YOR Tender Portal

For more information:

YOR Tender Portal

 

 

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner - Have Your Say 2013

This year's questionnaire asks residents whether they know who Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is and how to contact them, how safe they feel, what their understanding of frontline policing is, how their quality of life is affected by the fear of crime, and their top five priorities for policing.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, and representatives from both his office and Derbyshire Constabulary will visit every corner of the county to gather public opinion on a range of policing and provide communities with an opportunity to discuss their concerns on a one to one basis.

Closing date:

5 August 2013

To participate:

Complete Online Survey

For more information:

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner website.

 

 

Bolsover District Local Plan Strategy Consultation

On 1 May Bolsover District Council launched the latest round of the Bolsover District Local Plan Strategy consultation.

The new Local Plan is being prepared in two parts: the Local Plan Strategy; and the Local Plan Allocations and Policies. When adopted, the two new documents will replace the current Bolsover District Local Plan 2000.

The new Local Plan Strategy sets the proposed approach to the future development of the District over the next 20 years. Except in a couple of instances, the Local Plan Strategy does not put forward specific sites for development. It contains policies designed to help achieve its aims.

The Plan sets out:

  • A long term vision and objectives for the area;
  • The District's spatial strategy;
  • Strategic criteria-based policies against which decisions about the use of land can be made;
  • General principles for determining planning applications;
  • Strategic planning principles for the main settlements in the District;
  • A set of indicators and targets to provide a basis for monitoring the plan's implementation.


To coincide with the consultation the planning policy team are holding a series of exhibitions in the main settlements in the District. For the dates and venues click here.

Following the consultation, they will consider any representations made, which will then be followed by examination by an independent inspector, scheduled for later in the year.

Closing date:

14 June 2013

To participate:

Online consultation system.

For more information contact:

Bolsover District Council website

 

 

Online Loan Shark Survey Launched

The England Illegal Money Lending Team will be encouraging people to think about loan sharks and what they would do if they were a victim as part of an online survey.

The team will use the survey to see how aware people are of the dangers of loan sharks, and how many people would know if they or someone they knew was being targeted.

The survey encourages people to report the crime if they have been a victim and asks people what their preferred method of communication would be - via telephone, text or email. It provides an opportunity for anyone who believes a loan shark may be operating to leave details and report the crime.

The information will be collated, published and used to improve the ways in which the Team engage with communities. One participant as chosen at random will receive a £20 voucher.

Closing date:

1 June 2013

To participate:

Complete Online Questionnaire.

For more information contact:

Sarah-Jane Lynch, Illegal Money Lending Team - 0121 693 1030

 

 

Bolsover Sustainable Community Strategy - Refresh

In 2006, the Sustainable Community Strategy for Bolsover District 2006-2020 was launched following an extensive consultation exercise with partner organisations, community and voluntary groups and residents within the district.

Under each thematic area, the Strategy contains a ‘2020 Vision’ and a range of priorities and targets. The Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) made a commitment to reviewing progress against these each year, and ‘light touch’ annual reviews have been undertaken. These reviews highlight activity and progress against targets to address the priorities.

The targets, many of which were stipulated by Government, have now expired or have become obsolete. Therefore, as new data becomes available, it now provides an opportunity to review progress against those original targets and to refresh and agree new ones in light of recent Government changes.

Bolsover Partnership (formerly the LSP) agreed to refresh the Sustainable Community Strategy in 2012 and subsequently via its thematic Action Groups; a draft strategy has been produced. It is essential that we seek local views on these priorities and gauge feedback.

It would be appreciated if organisations, local businesses, community and voluntary groups, and local residents within Bolsover district would take the time to consider the content of the draft strategy and provide feedback on both proposed content and the top three priorities for each thematic area moving forward. 

Closing date:

1 March 2013

To participate:

Online Strategy

Responses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information:

If there are any areas of clarification within the document, please contact the Partnership Team on 01246 242276.

 

 

The 2012 Biennial Business Survey

The Biennial Business Survey is carried out by Bolsover District Council to capture the views of the local business community, as it is important to understand the needs of the local economy – now is your chance to comment and make a difference. Responses received will help shape the business support services the District Council and its partners are able to offer in the future.

The survey aims to understand the nature and size of your business as well as what would benefit you taking your business operation forward in years to come.

All information provided will be held in confidence and not shared with any third party. A Report is published following analysis of the responses and will be available in early 2013. No response is identified individually.

Closing date:

21 December 2012

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Business Bolsover website.

 

 

Development of Healthwatch Derbyshire

Healthwatch is a new initiative set up by the government to make sure you can influence and challenge health and social care services in Derbyshire. This covers services provided by hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, disability home care services and many others. This new independent organisation must be set up before April 2013 and will replace the Local Involvement Network (LINks)

Partners and the public are being invited to get involved to make sure Healthwatch Derbyshire works well from the start. They are asking you and other interested groups and individuals to help them shape Healthwatch Derbyshire by filling in a short questionnaire.

If you require hard copies of surveys, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date:

15 October 2012 

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Healthwatch Derbyshire Booklet

Healthwatch Derbyshire FAQs

 

 

Dual Diagnosis Questionnaire

Derbyshire LINk is focused on helping to shape health and social care services to meet the needs of individuals, and to help improve them as a result of people's experiences. Comments gathered by Derbyshire LINk's Community Involvement Workers have highlighted issues concerning mental health services, in particular, the Dual Diagnosis pathway.

Because the current Derbyshire Dual Diagnosis Strategy is now being reviewed, LINk have been given the opportunity to put your views forward and give you the opportunity to shape your services. All comments collected will be fed directly to those who buy in your services and will also feed into the team developing the new dual diagnosis strategy.

Closing date:

10 September 2012

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire LINk website.

 

 

Special Patient Satisfaction Survey

Derbyshire Health United (DHU) provides the ‘out-of-hours Medical Services’ throughout Derbyshire. The service is available for ‘urgent care’ when your own surgery is closed.

DHU is constantly attempting to improve their service to the patients who need them most. Patients with long term conditions are high on their priority list with many special needs.

This ‘survey’, which will be completed by patients with long term conditions who have either used DHU service or may use it in the future, will help DHU both monitor their current progress and provide them with information for the future.

Closing date:

30 September 2012

To participate:

Complete Questionnaire

You can return the questionnaire via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

East Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust Consultation

East Midlands Ambulance Service are currently consulting with the public regarding their Foundation Trust application. 

It is very important that they have as many views as possible on the consultation and proposals for the Service.  The result of the consultation will influence the organisation and how it will be managed and governed once they become a Foundation Trust.

Comments made will count towards the end results which will be published in July.

Closing date:

3 July 2012

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire

For more information:

Derbyshire LINk website

 

 

Derbyshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Derbyshire County Council would like to know what you think about plans which will shape how services to improve health and wellbeing are coordinated and deliver in Derbyshire.

Following a consultation earlier this year, five priority areas have been agreed and a draft strategy written. Derbyshire County Council now need your views on whether you feel the content of the strategy is right and whether you agree with the actions which have been suggested to address the five agreed priority areas.

The full strategy will be published in the Autumn.

 Closing date:

2 September 2012

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire

For more information:

Derbyshire Partnership Forum website

 

  

Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Contabulary - Have Your Say 2012

Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary run the county's widest-reaching face-to-face consultation exercise to gauge public feeling on policing matters.

This year the Have Your Say programme will run during the months of May and June and the data collected will enable current and pertinent feedback from the communities of Derbyshire to be available to both the current Police Authority and incoming Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire in November this year.

There will be one event held in each Local Authority area where members of the public can give their views on issues of local concern as well as their views on policing for the local area by completing a short one to one questionnaire.

Dates for the event can be found on the Derbyshire Police Authority's website.

 Closing date:

30 June 2012

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire or attend one of the consultation events.

For more information:

Derbyshire Police Authority website

 

 

Draft Financial Inclusion Strategy for Derbyshire 2012-2015

The Financial Inclusion Derbyshire Strategy 2012-15 has been refreshed building on the success of the 2009-2012 Strategy. The Financial Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan have been developed in consultation and with the involvement of key partners and stakeholders across Derbyshire.

The Strategy focuses on seven key themes: Access to Banking, Credit, Illegal Money Lending, Debt, Maximising Income, Financial Capability and Savings and Insurance.

A final Strategy will go to Derbyshire Partnership Forum for endorsement on 15 June 2012.

Draft Financial Inclusion Strategy 2012-2015

 Closing date:

7 May 2012

To participate:

Complete the Consultation Response Form

For more information:

Contact Emma Bates, Financial Inclusion Derbyshire:

T:01629 821929
E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk

 

 

Development of Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Partners and residents are invited to have their say on plans which will help shape how health improvement services are co-ordinated and delivered in Derbyshire. Developed by the Derbyshire Health and Wellbeing Board, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy will set out key priorities for Derbyshire focusing on improving local health outcomes.

They need your help to make sure that they have the right priorities in place. Five broad priorities have been identified which are now out for consultation. Intially they're seeking views on the priorities, and then on the full strategy document. Your feedback on these will help develop the new health and wellbeing strategy which will be published later this summer.

 Closing date:

22 April 2012

To participate:

Complete the online questionnaire,
or pick up a copy from your local library or your GP surgey.

For more information:

Derbyshire Partnership Forum

 

 

 

Maternity Services Questionnaire

This questionnaire sets out to collect information about maternity services from anybody that has had a baby within the last two years.
 
The information collated will then be passed on to the providers and commissioners of maternity services, giving valuable feedback from recent users about their experiences.

 Closing date:

27 April 2012

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire LINk website.

 

 

 Have Your Say on Your GP Surgery

As Derbyshire LINk's ongoing programme of monitoring Health and Social Care services, the Derbyshire public and LINk members have reported comments with regard to GP practices.

This questionnaire is aimed at gaining information regarding peoples experience with their GP practice in the last two years only.

This questionnaire is to be completed by members of Derbyshire LINk only.

 Closing date:

16 March 2012

To participate:

Complete online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire LINk website.

 

 

Future of Youth Activities in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council's proposals aim to give more young people greater opportunities to take part in youth activities when and where they want them.

It could mean voluntary and community groups play an even bigger part in delivering activities for 13 to 19-year-olds.

Under the proposals they would:

  • continue to provide qualified youth workers to support vulnerable young people and families facing difficulties
  • no-longer provide front-line activities for teenagers including youth clubs and its mobile service
  • set up a Youth Activities Grants scheme to support new projects, voluntary, community and independent groups
  • carry out a review of its youth centres to transfer or dispose of the buildings.

What are your views on these proposals? Paper copies of the questionnaire are available upon request. Please contact Bish Sharif by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01629 535700.

 Closing date:

19 March 2012

To participate:

Online questionnaire.

For more information:

Derbyshire County Council's website.

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