Research and Intelligence Team, Policy, Research and Engagement Division, Strategic Services
Chief Executive’s Office.
For more information please contact Richard Brett
The number of young offenders from Arboretum in the Youth Offending Service (YOS)
increased in 2011 when compared to the previous year and the figure remains considerably
higher than the Derby average.
Table 23: Number in YOS and comparison to Derby ward average
Number in YOS
data cut taken 08/02/12
A Strong Community
The Government’s policy agenda is heavily focused around decentralisation and localism.
The Big Society is about transferring power from central Government to local communities.
In addition, the Localism Act gives new rights and powers for communities and individuals.
In Derby, Neighbourhood Boards and Forums give local people the opportunity to discuss
local needs and concerns with councillors, police and the fire service.
Arboretum has no community centres (see appendix 12 for a map of Derby community
Arboretum holds four Neighbourhood Forums per financial year for the city centre, two of
them held at St Peter
’s House and the other two at Shaftsbury Sports Centre.
There are also four Neighbourhood Forums for the ward outside of the city centre and all
At the end of June 2012 the Community Action Derby database had 707 voluntary
those, 42 operate solely for residents in and around Arboretum ward providing a wide variety
Since August 2011 the Council has been working with Apex Carbon Solutions Ltd on the
or discounted loft and cavity wall insulation. The Scheme is funded through the Fuel
Suppliers’ Carbon Emissions Reduction Target obligation and is scheduled to run until the
end of 2012.
Derby Homes, mainly through its fuel supplier/generator funded Community Energy Saving
76 cavity wall insulations
1,207 loft insulations
792 new central heating systems.
Government’s new Green Deal
and Energy Company Obligation initiative. The Green Deal
will allow consumers and businesses to make energy efficiency improvements to their
properties without upfront costs. The Energy Company Obligation underpins the delivery of
the Green Deal and replaces the existing Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and
the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
More People Volunteering
This will be measured via the Derby Plan Survey. Confidence levels however will not be very
Arboretum. The results for this should be available shortly and will be included in the next
update of the profiles.
According to the Derby CSP 2008 Survey a lower rate of Arboretum residents had given
Table 24: Percentage who have given unpaid help to any groups, clubs or organisations in
Percentage who have given unpaid help to any
groups, clubs or organisations in the past 12 months.
Between April 2011 and December 2011 there were 210.5 hours volunteered to Central
the third highest of all libraries.
More People Influencing Local Decisions
The CSP 2008 Survey found that Arboretum has a slightly lower rate of residents who feel
Table 25: Percentage who feel they can influence decisions affecting their local area
Percentage who feel they can influence
decisions affecting their local area.