Rotherham Council is a metropolitan borough council and is responsible for providing a range of services including social care, planning, housing, revenue and benefits support, licensing, business regulation and enforcement, electoral registration, refuse and recycling, leisure, culture, parks and green spaces, economic growth, highways maintenance, education and skills, community safety and public health.
It also has an important role in working with other providers of public services across Rotherham for approximately 260,000 residents and 100,000 people who work in Rotherham (37,000 from outside the borough).
The Council’s constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that this is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
The Council has 63 councillors, representing 21 wards inside the Rotherham Borough geographical boundary. The Council is currently led by a Labour Cabinet of eight Members.
There are a number of committees and panels which are responsible for decision making within the organisation, including Council, Cabinet, Audit Committee, Standards and Ethics Committee and Scrutiny.
Details of all these, as well as copies of agendas, papers and official minutes of proceedings can be found on the Council’s website at http://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk.
The day-to-day management of the Council and its services is overseen by the Strategic Leadership Team and led by the Chief Executive, Sharon Kemp
Our Vision & Priorities
Rotherham is our home, where we come together as a community, where we seek to draw on our proud history to build a future we can all share. We value decency and dignity and seek to build a town where opportunity is extended to everyone, where people can grow, flourish and prosper, and where no one is left behind.
To achieve this as a council we must work in a modern, efficient way, to deliver sustainable services in partnership with our local neighbourhoods, looking outwards, yet focussed relentlessly on the needs of our residents.
To this end we set out five priorities:
- Every child making the best start in life
- Every adult secure, responsible and empowered
- A strong community in a clean, safe environment
- Extending opportunity, prosperity and planning for the future
- A modern efficient Council
Regeneration and Environment Directorate
The Regeneration and Environment Directorate is committed to delivering services for Rotherham which focus on economic regeneration whilst at the same time ensuring we keep neighbourhoods safe, clean, green and well maintained. The Directorate is reforming its approach to delivering these services through a review and restructure of the resources at its disposal to ensure these services are delivered in a flexible, efficient and sustainable way.
The Directorate supports the economic growth of the Borough by working with our partners on the Business Growth Board to deliver the 10 year Economic Growth Plan, producing a Cultural Strategy for the Borough which supports the economic growth agenda and delivery on key, major regeneration projects including the Town Centre regeneration (e.g. Forge Island), Gulliver’s, Higher Level Skills Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park/Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), transport interventions, key housing developments and playing an influential role in the Sheffield City Region.