Council and democracy

Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, the fourth appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team in 2016.

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Publication date: 4 February 2016


Young people’s chance to have their say!

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Young people in Rotherham will be able to get involved in local democracy this month when elections take place for the Youth Parliament.

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Publication date: 2 February 2016


Town Hall Open Day

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Rotherham’s Town Hall will be throwing open its doors to the public for a fun-filled open day!

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Publication date: 26 January 2016


Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

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The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

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Publication date: 21 January 2016


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

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People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

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Publication date: 20 January 2016


LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

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Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.

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Publication date: 31 December 2015


Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

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Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

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Publication date: 17 December 2015


New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

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A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

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Publication date: 16 December 2015


New look Advisory Cabinet announced

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A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.

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Publication date: 14 December 2015


Residents and businesses asked for views on Devolution Deal

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Residents and businesses are invite to have their say and get involved in the debate on the in-principle Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal with the Government.

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Publication date: 2 December 2015


Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

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Schoolchildren from Rotherham put their communication skills to good use last week when they visited the Town Hall for a question and answer session in the Council Chamber.

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Publication date: 1 December 2015


New appointment at Rotherham Council

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A Member-led panel at Rotherham Council has appointed a new Assistant Director of Legal Services.

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Publication date: 1 December 2015


Magna and Rotherham Council look to the future

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The Leader of Rotherham Council, in response to recent media speculation, has today confirmed that the Council will be looking to restructure the debt currently owed by Magna.

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Publication date: 24 November 2015


Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

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A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

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Publication date: 12 November 2015


Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.

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Publication date: 29 October 2015


US Mayor visits Rotherham and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park

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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA visited the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, Rotherham on Wednesday 21 October.

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Publication date: 23 October 2015


Child Mayor takes on official duties

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Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.

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Publication date: 22 October 2015


Thank you, says Council Leader as Views From Rotherham report is published

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Rotherham Council Leader Cllr Chris Read has extended a ‘big thank you’ to over 1,800 residents and workers who gave their time to take part in this summer’s Views from Rotherham consultation.

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Publication date: 16 October 2015


Devolution passes new milestone in Rotherham

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Council leaders from the Sheffield City Region met with Chancellor George Osborne at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park today to announce a proposed agreement on the way forward for devolution.

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Publication date: 2 October 2015


Responding to the statement issued by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to protests

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The Leader of the Council and Commissioner Mary Ney have issued statements relating to those issued by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday.

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Publication date: 11 September 2015


New-look website

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Visitors to the Council's website will see a new refreshed look – and an easier way to access news and information in one place – following a revamp of the site.

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Publication date: 28 August 2015


New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

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A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 28 July 2015


New Mayor for Rotherham

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Councillor Maggi Clark becomes the new Mayor of Rotherham at a civic ceremony to be held in the Town Hall on Friday May 22.

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Publication date: 20 May 2015


New decision-making arrangements agreed

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Details of how decisions will be made by the Government-appointed Commissioners overseeing the Council – and how local people can get involved – have now been agreed.

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Publication date: 23 April 2015


Facing the cuts, delivering Rotherham's priorities - Rotherham Council budget proposals released

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Rotherham Council is pledging to do more to protect children and young people in the town and to preserve the council services people value most in their upcoming budget.

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Publication date: 20 February 2015


Licensing Board meeting cancelled

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A meeting to discuss proposed changes to Rotherham's taxi licensing regulations has been cancelled in light of the recent government report.

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Publication date: 9 February 2015


Resignations of councillors

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Two further Cabinet member resignations have been announced today.

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Publication date: 5 February 2015


Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

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Publication date: 5 February 2015


Council response to the Louise Casey report

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The Council has issued the following statement in response to today's report:

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


Resignation of Paul Lakin

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Cllr Paul Lakin has confirmed his resignation as Leader of Rotherham Borough Council with immediate effect. He will also stand down as local councillor for Rotherham’s Valley Ward.

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


Corporate Governance Inspection Report - Cabinet Statement

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Louise Casey’s report on her inspection in Rotherham has been published.

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


Rotherham Leader calls on MP to help signpost support services for CSE victims

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The Leader of Rotherham Borough Council today called on anyone who is in contact with victims of child sexual exploitation in the town to encourage them to use the services set up to support them.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


Rotherham councillors to consider future support for Magna

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Councillors in Rotherham will consider further financial support for Magna to safeguard local jobs – but only if an urgent independent review of the trust’s future business viability is carried out.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


Launch of Rotherham Standing Together Against Child Sexual Exploitation: A Community Pledge

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Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.

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Publication date: 24 November 2014


New Director of Children's Services

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Rotherham Borough Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Children’s Services.

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Publication date: 6 November 2014


Rotherham Council commits to the Living Wage

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Cleaner Ian Drewett is one of nearly 1,500 Rotherham Council employees receiving the Living Wage for the first time this year as organisations across the country celebrate Living Wage week.

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.

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Publication date: 22 October 2014


Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council

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Response to the publication today (October 18) of the Home Affairs Committee Report

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Publication date: 18 October 2014


Rotherham Borough Council's response to Department of Education announcement

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The government has announced it is to appoint a Children's Social Care Commissioner to oversee children's and young people's services in Rotherham, for an initial period of three months.

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Publication date: 7 October 2014


Additional funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given more funding to help victims of child sexual exploitation, as the first allocations from a £120,000 funding package are determined.

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Publication date: 2 October 2014


Improvement Board membership announced

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Details of a partnership board set up to steer further improvement by the Council following the publication of the Alexis Jay report have been announced.

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Publication date: 25 September 2014


Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

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Publication date: 19 September 2014


New Cabinet Arrangements

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Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of Rotherham Borough Council has announced the Council’s new Cabinet, after it was formally dissolved at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

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Publication date: 12 September 2014


Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin

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Statement delivered by Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council, at a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014:

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Publication date: 11 September 2014


Statement from Martin Kimber

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Martin Kimber is to step down as Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council.

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Publication date: 8 September 2014


Statement from Martin Kimber

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Statement from Martin Kimber, RMBC Chief Executive, regarding Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

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Publication date: 28 August 2014


Statement from Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

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Publication date: 28 August 2014


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay:

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Publication date: 26 August 2014


Statement from Cllr Roger Stone

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Today’s publication of Alexis Jay’s inquiry report has highlighted historic failings by Rotherham Borough Council and its partners in tackling the scourge that is child sexual exploitation.

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Publication date: 26 August 2014


Tony gets his freedom

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The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.

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Publication date: 13 August 2014


New Director of Safeguarding Children and Families at Rotherham Council

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A new Director of Safeguarding Children and Families has started their role at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Publication date: 11 August 2014


New Mayor elected

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Cllr John Foden was elected Mayor of Rotherham for 2014/15 at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 2 July.

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Publication date: 3 July 2014


Millers Tony gets his freedom

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Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team, was given the green light to be made a Freeman of the Borough on Wednesday 2 July.

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Publication date: 2 July 2014


Rotherham resident wins big with Your Account

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One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


Children's centre consultation

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Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday (Wednesday, April 30).

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Publication date: 1 May 2014


Council to pay a local "living wage"

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Almost 1,500 of the Council’s lowest paid employees are set to benefit thanks to the introduction of a local living wage from October this year.

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Publication date: 11 April 2014


Council Tax collection helps services

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The Council collected a much-needed additional £6 million in Council Tax and non-domestic rates in the last financial year - a welcome boost in the battle to provide vital front-line services.

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Publication date: 8 April 2014


Stay alerted

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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


A new era for local government as Council sets budget

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Frontline services will be protected as ‘as far as possible,’ resources will be targeted to help those most in need and communities will be encouraged to do more for themselves.

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Publication date: 27 February 2014


Rotherham in line for local government award

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The Council has been shortlisted for two different partnership projects in the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

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Publication date: 14 January 2014


Street tribute to Fred

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A Rawmarsh street has been named after one of Rotherham's most famous characters - the late civic chauffeur Fred Edwards.

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Publication date: 28 November 2013

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