Welcome to the Chaddesden Ward Neighbourhood Forum.

Neighbourhood Forums give you the chance to speak about what is happening on your doorstep, things that affect your day to day lives. Small changes can make a big difference. Please make your views known.

The government has recognised the need for more local involvement and is introducing new duties for all councils.

"So, we will introduce a new 'duty to promote democracy' to help councils promote involvement through clearer information, better trained staff and more visible coucillors in the community. We will also extend the existing 'duty to involve' local people in key decisions, which will come into effect in April 2009, and will cover police authorities and key arts, sporting, cultural and enviromental organisations." (Government White Paper - Communities in control: real people, real power - 157 pages).

More information about the Neighbourhood Forums in Derby can be found on the Derby City Council website.