Currently our Open Forum programme has been suspended until further notice because of COVID 19.

Our March 2020 Open Forum speakers were:

Shirley Holmes, Live Life Better, Public Health Derbyshire

Colin Handley, Community Engagement Officer, Erewash Borough Council

Shirley has given us some useful links (shown below) to her work which you might like to see before the meeting. These are also in the wordpack Jo Marples has sent out to members

Homecare Services Survey Poster Agenda

The Living with A Long Term Condition Programme: Dates & Venues for Local Help Sessions


The forum values the use of the Council Chamber for its quality and that is such a civic space. However, as this room is designed for council meetings (Erewash Borough), additions such as screens, projectors and extra microphones are needed for our meetings.
Speaker information from recent Open Forums
March 2019 June 2019 September 2019 December 2019

Be Safe in Your Community

Clare Waterfall

Project Officer, Safe Places Scheme, DCC

Dr Cheryle Berry

Community Save a Life Scheme

Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter


Reece Watkinson

Free Cycling Sessions, EBC

Lee Todd

Shoe Aid


Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

Helping in the Community

Julie Gregory-Bateman

Derbyshire Victim Support

Jonathan Gulbe-Mitchell

Time to Talk Project



Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

Christmas Special

Dinah Gleed-Owen

Fresh Start for Hens

Tess Thompson

Support Dogs

Crown Derby Singers

Local Press Report (Eaton Extra)

Meeting Report in Forum mNewsletter

March 2018 June 2018 September 2018 December 2018

Our Local Environment

Marion Bryce

Long Eaton Natural History Society

Slide Show of Local Wonders

Mike Spencer

Attenborough Nature Reserve from the Trustee Viewpoint

Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

Long Eaton: Past & Future

Andy Merriman

Toton Sidings Memories

(Marking the successful end of our Toton Sidings Remembered Project)

Steve Bircumshaw

Erewash Borough Council Planning Report

Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

Helping People In Trouble

Shirley & Richard Wormsley

Street Pastors in Derby

Jacqueline Wilson

British Transport Police

Ralph Coleman

E Midlands Staff Support

Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

Christmas Special

Philip Shore

Fair Trade

Aime Brown

Sport and Leisure Report (EBC)

Pete Wearn

Walking in the Alps

Meeting Report in Forum Newsletter

March 2017 June 2017 September 2017 December 2017

Local History

Steven Flinders - local historian

Stanton Iron Works - Past & Future

Jo Perkins

Time Swap Broker

Chris Hegarty

Senior Project Officer

DCC Economic, Transport & Communities

Sorting Our Problems

Mark Atherton

Derbyshire County Council Trading Standards Division

Matt Jarvis

Handyvan Team Leader


Richard Murrell

Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network

Ian Mursell

East Midlands Ambulance Service

March 2016 June 2016 September 2016 December 2016

Transport Stories of Long Eaton

& District

Peter Fox

Nancy Plummer

Visually Impaired Group in Long Eaton

Sara Bains

Wellbeing Erewash

Police & Crime Commissioner

Hardyal Singh Dhindsa

Culture in Long Eaton

Pat Adcock

Wyvern Amateur Video Enthusiasts

Mike Beedham

The Chatsworth Arts Centre

March 2015 June 2015 September 2015: December 2015

Housing & Care Options

Vicki Jones

Siverlinks Project, Care & Repair England

Kevin Curtis

Canaan Trust, Long Eaton


Health Issues

Patient & Public Involvement Manager, East Midlands

Sue Robinson

Living with Long Term Conditions Programme Manager

Tenth Anniversary

Pete Wearn, Chair "Our 10 years as a Form"

Jem Brown, Prevention Team report

Insp Katie Andrews, Derbyshire Constabulary

Local Environment

Jim Stevenson, Chair, Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association

Richard Windsor, Pride in Erewash

Cllr Mike Wallis, EBC Lead Member for Culture & Leisure