Have 'Your Say' on issues that matter to you!
Your Say Derwent Valley is our online community where you can have your say on the valley's big issues and future plans.
Your opinion and ideas can help shape Council's decisions on infrastructure projects, community facilities and services, the environment, and Council strategy and policy.
This is your opportunity to join the conversation, follow projects and receive updates on their progress, and find out how your feedback has made the difference.
Become a Your Say member
Your Say Derwent Valley is made up of residents, workers, visitors, and business owners who care about our community.
To have your say on projects hosted on Your Say Derwent Valley, you need to login or register as a 'Your Say member'.
There are many advantages to becoming a Your Say member!
- You will receive news about projects that interest you.
- Using the site becomes quick and easy with pre-filled information.
- You are helping Council collect reliable data.
We want membership of this site to grow and be truly representative of our community's diversity, and for members to have the ultimate control over their information, and the way they participate.
Registering to become a Your Say member is quick and simple and free! You can sign up here. You will receive emails when topics are coming up for discussion and where you can take part in online and in-person surveys and receive invitations to join workshops, events and public meetings.
There are many benefits of registering on the Your Say Derwent Valley platform. For example:
- You will be able to set and update your own password and profile!
- Auto-fill demographic information such as age, suburb and so on making responding to surveys quicker!
- Follow up on projects that interest you or set preferences to make sure you stay in the loop.
- Look back and review the feedback and activities you have participated in on the site.
If you would like to participate in an activity or give feedback on a project on this website (Your Say Derwent Valley) you will need to either log in as a member or join to become a member of the platform.
Becoming a member is instant, easy to do and 100% free!
This will help Council to better understand the demographics of who is providing feedback and will ensure that the feedback which is being used to help inform decisions is genuine and reliable.
To join Your Say Derwent Valley, complete the registration form here.
The form will ask you questions about your preferences for project notifications and general demographic information (that is usually requested in surveys to ensure Council is hearing from a diverse cross-section of the community).
We highly recommend you fill in as much information as possible to create a clear picture of who is having their say in the Derwent Valley Council area and to make it quicker and easier for you when responding to future surveys (the demographic data will be auto-filled for you, without the need to enter it in each survey).
Your username should be simple and memorable. However, we recommend avoiding the usage of any personally identifiable information when creating your username. This includes your first or last name or your birth date. Use a variation of your name that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to recognise as associated with you.
Your username is the only piece of personal information that will be public for collaborative activities. For example, if you post an idea on a vision board or drop a pin on an interactive map, your username will show at the top of your post.
To update your password, simply login to Your Say Derwent Valley.
Navigate to “My Profile” and click on “Edit Profile”.
Once you are on your profile, scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the ‘Change password’ instructions.
We highly recommend you use a range of numbers and letters and not to use a name or date of birth.
The next time you login, you will need to use your new password.
If you have forgotten your password, click ‘Join/Login’.
When you try and login there will be an option to click ‘Forgot your password'?
Click ‘Forgot your password?’ and follow the prompts to provide your email.
Make sure you check your junk inbox and wait up to 1-hour before trying again.
Once you receive the email to reset your password, follow the instructions.
The supply of personal information by you is voluntary. The registration form will ask you to include personal details.
The only required details for membership are:
However, providing additional demographic information helps to ensure that Council is hearing from a diverse cross-section of the community.
Further information is provided in the Privacy Statement.
Any personal information collected can be accessed by you. Council will not share your personal information with any third-party provider.
Whilst we highly recommend you provide feedback and participate in the activities on the platform, you can also provide feedback via email and post if you prefer.
Becoming a member of the platform only requires:
If you still wish to provide feedback but do not want to join/log in, please contact the project team via the details on the project page.
Ensure you clearly state the project and what comments/question you have in the correspondence.