Area Forums

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

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






Tuesday 23 Jan, 2024






Hilton Village Hall

Repton Area Forum (Area Two)

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




Wednesday 24 Jan, 2024




Newton Solney 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




Tuesday 30 Jan, 2024




Melbourne Assembly Rooms 

Swadlincote Area Forum (Area Four)

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



Wednesday 31 Jan, 2024



Sharpe's Pottery, West Street, Swadlincote

Newhall Area Forum (Area Five)

Covering: - Midway, Newhall and Stanton



Wednesday, 21st February, 2024



Stanton Village Hall

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 20 Feb, 2024




Netherseal Village Hall


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.