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Government returns further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has welcomed confirmation from Government that more powers have been returned to the authority.

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Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council has today published six investigation reports, commissioned following the findings of the Jay Report (2014) and the Casey Report (2015).

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Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Council and democracy news

The Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities is published today on the Council's website.

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Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government - a move which would bring the majority of services back under the council’s democratic control.

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Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.

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Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Commissioners news

Further decision-making powers might be returned to Rotherham councillors under new recommendations to Government – a move which would bring the majority of services back under the Council’s control.

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Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Response to Government interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Published on Friday, 19th August 2016 in Child sexual exploitation news

Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

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Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Help for adults news

People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

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New Commissioner for Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 in Children and family care news

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.

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New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

Published on Wednesday, 4th May 2016 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

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New taxi camera rules come into effect

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Commissioners news

Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

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Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Children and family care news

The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

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Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

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Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

Published on Thursday, 17th March 2016 in People and communities news

New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

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Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016 in Council and democracy news

Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.

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Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

Published on Wednesday, 9th March 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

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Rotherham Council welcomes return of some powers

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.

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Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Council and democracy news

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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Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Schools and education news

People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

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Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 29th January 2016 in Commissioners news

A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

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Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

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Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016 in Council and democracy news

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

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Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

Published on Thursday, 17th December 2015 in Council and democracy news

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

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New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015 in Council and democracy news

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

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New look Advisory Cabinet announced

Published on Monday, 14th December 2015 in Council and democracy news

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

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Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 11th December 2015 in Commissioners news

More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

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Proposed consultation on the future of Rotherham children’s home

Published on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 in Consultations news

A consultation about the future of a Rotherham children’s home could begin next month, as part of the council’s ongoing review of children’s residential care services.

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South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

Published on Thursday, 19th November 2015 in Business and investment news

The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

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Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

Published on Thursday, 12th November 2015 in Commissioners news

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

Published on Friday, 16th October 2015 in Consultations news

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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Land sale agreed for family theme park

Published on Wednesday, 9th September 2015 in Planning and regeneration news

A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

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£3.1 million to help victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 3rd August 2015 in Children and family care news

Children and young people in South Yorkshire who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited will be getting more support, thanks to a £3.1 million injection of partnership funding.

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New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 28th July 2015 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

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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New taxi licensing policy agreed

Published on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 in Environmental health news

Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

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"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

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New Mayor for Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

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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Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 1st May 2015 in Environmental health news

Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.

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New decision-making arrangements agreed

Published on Thursday, 23rd April 2015 in Council and democracy news

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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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Help for adults news

Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults in Rotherham will be subject to the ‘wrath’ of South Yorkshire Police, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU).

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