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  • Improvement Board membership announced

    The Town Hall in Rotherham Published on Thursday, 25th September 2014

    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.

  • Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

    Published on Friday, 19th September 2014

    Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

  • Fraud busting exercise to take place next month

    Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

    There will be no hiding place for benefit cheats and fraudsters in Rotherham as the council takes part in a national data-matching exercise this autumn.

  • New Cabinet Arrangements

    Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

    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.

  • Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin

    Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014

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

  • Statement from Martin Kimber

    Published on Monday, 8th September 2014

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

  • Statement from Martin Kimber

    Published on Thursday, 28th August 2014

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

  • Statement from Joyce Thacker

    Published on Thursday, 28th August 2014

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

  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

    Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014

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

  • Statement from Cllr Roger Stone

    Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014

    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.

  • New Mayor elected

    Published on Thursday, 3rd July 2014

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

  • Council to plough savings back into services

    Published on Thursday, 19th June 2014

    The Council continues to tackle the ongoing financial challenges faced by local government – reporting an underspend on last year’s budget which will be ploughed back into services.

  • A new era for local government as Council sets budget

    Published on Thursday, 27th February 2014

    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.