Safer Neighbourhoods and Area Forums

The Safer Neighbourhood Scheme is run by the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership. It aims to ensure that public concerns relating to crime and disorder issues are recognised and acted upon by providing specific work in dedicated geographical areas.

You can check to see which Safer Neighbourhood Area you live in by visiting POLICE.UK, clicking on the Find Your Neighbourhood button and entering your postcode.

Area Forums

We hold four meetings a year in the six areas below, with organisations like the police and Council attending. Members of the public are welcome.

  • North West Area 1: Etwall, Hilton, Hatton, Burnaston, Egginton, Foston, Scropton, Church Broughton

  • Mercia Area 2: Willington, Findern, Repton, Newton Solney, Twyford, Bretby, Stenson Fields, Ticknall, Smisby

  • North East Area 3: Melbourne, Aston-on-Trent, Weston-on-Trent, Shardlow, Thulston, Elvaston, Barrow-on-Trent

  • Central Area 4: Swadlincote, Woodville, Church Gresley, Hartshorne

  • Newhall and Midway Area 5: Newhall, Midway, Stanton

  • South Area 6: Overseal, Linton, Netherseal, Coton-in-the-Elms, Castle Gresley, Walton-on-Trent, Lullington, Rosliston, Drakelow

The Area Forums will be taking place face-to-face once again.

If you would like to attend any of the meetings please email us at  for more details.

Upcoming Area Forums

June/July 2022

All meetings start at 6:30pm

Etwall Area Forum (Area One)

Covering: - Ash, Barton Blount, Bearwardcote, Burnaston, Church Broughton, Dalbury Lees, Egginton, Etwall, Foston & Scropton, Hatton, Hilton, Hoon, Marston-on-Dove, Osleston & Thurvaston, Radbourne, Sutton on the Hill and Trusley






Thursday 7 July, 2022






Frank Wickham Hall

Repton Area Forum (Area Two)

Covering: - Bretby, Calke, Findern, Foremark, Ingleby, Newton Solney, Repton, Milton, Smisby, Stenson Fields, Ticknall, Twyford & Stenson and Willington




Tuesday 19 July, 2022




Ticknall Village Hall

Melbourne Area Forum (Area Three)

Covering: - Melbourne, Barrow upon Trent, Stanton by Bridge, Swarkestone, Weston-on-Trent, Aston-on-Trent, Shardlow, Thulston, Ambaston and Elvaston




Thursday 14 July, 2022




Melbourne Sporting Partnership


Swadlincote Area Forum (Area Four)

Covering: - Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Woodville, Hartshorne and Goseley



Thursday 30 June, 2022



Oakland Village

Newhall Area Forum (Area Five)

Covering: - Midway, Newhall and Stanton



Tuesday 5 July, 2022



Midway Community Centre

Linton Area Forum (Area Six)

Covering: - Castle Gresley, Catton, Caudwell, Coton in the Elms, Drakelow, Linton, Lullington, Netherseal, Overseal, Rosliston and Walton-on-Trent




Tuesday 12 July, 2022




Coton-in-the-Elms Community Centre


Safer Neighbourhood funding

The Safer Neighbourhood Fund is a small grants programme available to neighbourhood groups. It gives local people a chance to develop projects to make their own community safer.

Local people are crucial to the development of safer neighbourhoods and the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership encourages projects that will help reduce crime and the fear of crime in our communities.

The Safer Neighbourhood Fund for the whole of South Derbyshire is £24,000 per year, which equates to £4,000 per neighbourhood area. The maximum grant one project can apply for is £2,500. Projects requesting an amount of more than £500 will require match funding. 

Apply for a Safer Neighbourhood grant

Please see application guidance (docx, 110kb) notes.