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Erewash Borough Council has now published a draft version of the Developer Contributions (S.106) SPD for a period of 6 weeks, in order to allow residents, developers and other organisations and persons to have their say on this document.
The Draft Developer Contributions SPD identifies the infrastructure needs of the Borough and then assesses the viability of new housing development to meet those needs, and consequently provides guidance on which of these needs developments will be expected to contribute to.
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National Rural Crime Survey 2018
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is urging anyone living or working in the county's rural towns and villages to make time to share their views and play a positive part in the response to rural crime and antisocial behaviour by completing the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.
The survey and further information can be found here www.derbyshire-
The survey has been adapted specifically for Derbyshire residents from the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, being carried out by the National Rural Crime Network. It is designed to provide the Commissioner a clearer picture of rural criminality in the county, preventative measures that are being taken by members of the rural community and identify particular problems in different areas of the County.
A similar survey was carried out in 2015 and the Commissioner is keen to see what changes have occurred since then.
Mr Dhindsa said: "We really do want to get it right for our rural communities and spare hardworking families and business owners the misery of dealing with crime. Our new Rural Crime Team and Wildlife Crime Officers have improved relationships with farmers, agricultural businesses, residents and traders and this has helped to increase reporting of crime but we need to reach everybody and give everyone a chance of airing their views.”
Please share this with all contacts, families or friends who may have an interest in rural communities.
Whatever your views -
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa -
Proposed public library service strategy -
Derbyshire County Council has launched a 12 week public consultation for their proposed public library service strategy Libraries for Derbyshire. You can complete their consultation questionnaire at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/librariesforderbyshire
As part of the consultation they have organised drop in sessions across all 45 libraries in Derbyshire for people to meet with them and to discuss their proposals in person. In addition, in the 20 communities proposed for community managed libraries they have arranged focus groups for anyone interested in getting involved to give their views, discuss any practicalities and challenges and decide if they want to take their interest further.
They are also holding a Mobile Library Service focus group to look at alternative methods of delivery for the Mobile Library Service. For example, community organisations running the mobile library service or possibly providing transport to the nearest static library for those that need it.
The Mobile Library Service focus group is on Wednesday 11th July 6-
Residents are invited to engage with this process.
To read the proposed strategy and to find out more details on all the consultation events, including details on how to book your tickets for the focus group please go to DCC’s dedicated library strategy webpage www.derbyshire.gov.uk/librariesforderbyshire
GAMBLING ACT 2005 -
The Gambling Act 2005 requires Erewash Borough Council as the licensing authority to prepare and publish a 'Statement of Principles' that are to be applied by the Council in the exercise of their licensing functions.
This statement must be reviewed by the Council every three years. The Council’s existing policy has been in force since January 2016 and must be reviewed and republished before 31 January 2019.
Before republishing the revised statement the Licensing Authority must consult with the following bodies:-
• The Chief Officer/Chief Constable of Police
• One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses in the authority’s area, and
• One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons who are likely to be affected by the exercise of the authority’s functions under this Act
Your comments would therefore be appreciated on the proposed revised statement which will be available to view or download from the Council’s website from the week commencing Monday 25 June 2018 at:
If, however you would like a hard copy of the policy, please contact the Licensing Section at Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Long Eaton -
The policy is also held at Long Eaton and Ilkeston Libraries, and Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Hall receptions. The document is over 30 pages long so to save resources it will not be sent out as hard copies.
Your comments would be greatly appreciated as soon as possible but in any case by 7 September 2018 and should be sent to the Licensing Department, Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton NG10 1HU.
Please note that we cannot accept anonymous responses. All responses must have the name and address of the consultee and these responses will be made public unless you state that you wish your comments to be treated as confidential.
The Borough Council’s response form may be downloaded here.
Erewash Borough Council Licensing Section
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