Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is managed by a team of three Commissioners, appointed by the Government in February 2015 after a number of reports highlighted serious failings across the authority.
In this area you will find key information about their role and how they will work to deliver services to local people.
Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed the proposed return of the last remaining powers to come back under democratic control.
23 July 2018
Rotherham Council has welcomed confirmation from Government that more powers have been returned to the authority.
13 September 2017
Rotherham Council has today published six investigation reports, commissioned following the findings of the Jay Report (2014) and the Casey Report (2015).
6 September 2017
The Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities is published today on the Council's website.
5 July 2017
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.
9 February 2017
Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.
14 December 2016
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.
18 November 2016
Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.
19 October 2016
Response to Government interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:
19 August 2016
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.
6 July 2016
The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.
10 May 2016
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.
4 May 2016
Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.
13 April 2016
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.
13 April 2016
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.
30 March 2016
New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.
17 March 2016
Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.
14 March 2016
Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."
9 March 2016
Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.
11 February 2016
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.
4 February 2016
People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
4 February 2016
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.
29 January 2016
Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.
25 January 2016
The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).
21 January 2016
Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.
17 December 2015
A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.
16 December 2015
A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.
14 December 2015
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.
11 December 2015
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.
1 December 2015
The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.
19 November 2015
A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.
12 November 2015
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.
16 October 2015
A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.
9 September 2015
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.
3 August 2015
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.
28 July 2015
Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.
8 July 2015
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.
25 June 2015
Councillor Maggi Clark becomes the new Mayor of Rotherham at a civic ceremony to be held in the Town Hall on Friday May 22.
20 May 2015
Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.
1 May 2015
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.
23 April 2015
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).
22 April 2015
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.
20 February 2015
Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.
5 February 2015
Steve Ashley, Independent Chair of Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Ofsted statement:
19 November 2014
Ofsted report will aid improvements in culture and practice, says Rotherham Council.
19 November 2014
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.
7 October 2014
Role of the Commissioners
What the Commissioners are here to do, and how they will work.