Abbey neighbourhood ward
Abbey Neighbourhood team
|Sarah Dosunmu||Locality Manager||01332 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steph Holt||Locality Officer||01332 email@example.com|
Locality teams are a new way of working within the neighbourhoods of Derby. Made up of a locality manager, locality officers, public protection officers and local area coordinators, plus your local councillors and the many other services that work in your neighbourhood on a daily basis.
We believe that by working together, we can create a positive and supportive environment where all voices are welcomed and cherished. At the heart of our efforts lies the concept of locality working - a collaborative approach that emphasises the importance of community engagement and participation.
Launched in August 2023, Derby is just at the start of its journey to implement locality working. The city has been split into five localities, geographically defined, it brings together 3 or more electoral wards.
Locality 3 covers the electoral wards of Abbey, Arboretum and Normanton.
Anti-social behaviour and crime
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Safer Neighbourhood Team is committed to making your community a safer and better place to live and work. Find out more about the Abbey Safer Neighbourhood Team on Derbyshire Constabulary's website.
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 2020 and will receive a further budget from April 2021. 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:
Find out how to become a member of your Neighbourhood Board.
Members of Abbey Neighbourhood Board 2023/24
- Chair - Councillor Sue Bonser
- Councillor Carmel Ashby
- Councillor Paul Hezelgrave
Partner/Community and voluntary organisations/services
- Insp Sally Dachtler - Derbyshire Police
- Sgt Neil Dutton – Derbyshire Police
- Paul Joskowski – Derby Homes
- Vanessa Thompson – Metropolitan Housing
- PPO John Barford – DCC Public Protection Team
- Ann Rowlands - Umbrella
- James Egodibie - Solid Rock Church
- Leon Haywood – DCC Parks Officer
- David Walsh - Sporting Communities
- Paul Brookhouse – Derby Food 4 Thought
- Kim Harris - Local Area Coordinator
- Alex Neave - Derby Boxing Academy
- Judith Ainsley
- Nigel Waldrun
- David Phillips
- Kenny Sharpe
- Niamh Kelly
- James Wright
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 a Board membership application form.
Abbey neighbourhood priorities
Highways and transport
- Addressing road safety
- Improving the condition of carriageways and footways
- Improving the transport infrastructure
- Addressing problem parking
Crime and community safety
- 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
Parks and open spaces
- 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
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.
|Date and time||Area||Walk||Meet-up point|
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Boyer Street area
|Boyer Street, Bramfield Avenue, Bramfield Court, Dean Street, Faire Street, Raven Street, Percy Street, Leman Street, Harrison Street and Moss Street.||Bramfield Avenue junction of Dean Street|
Tuesday 21 November 2023
St Albans Road area
|St Albans Road (from Manor Road to St Wystan’s Road), St Cuthbert’s Road, St Wystan’s Road, St David’s Close, St Swithin’s Close, Louvain Road, Crecy Close, Farley Road, St Care’s Close and Cathedral View.||Louvain Road junction of Farley Road.|
Tuesday 13 February 2024
Kingsway Boulevard area
|Kingsway Boulevard, Somerset Close, Dumfries Drive, Caithness Crescent, Amber Drive, Spey Drive, Newtonmore Drive, Etteridge Drive, Prince William Drive, Prince George Drive, Northmead Drive and Southmead Drive.||Aldi car park|
Tuesday 12 March 2024
Trowels Lane area
|Albany Road, California Gardens, Connaught Road, Thornhill Road, Trowels Lane, Grangeover Way, Mayvale Gardens and Yoxall Drive.||Albany Road junction of California Gardens.|
Tuesday 23 April 2024
Horwood Avenue area
|Horwood Avenue, Arlington Road, The Close, Grafton Street, Whitaker Road, Warwick Avenue (from Burton Road to Carlton Road) and Burton Road (from Warwick Avenue to Vicarage Avenue).||Horwood Avenue junction of Burton Road.|
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.