Providing vibrant, connected and safe neighbourhoods is a priority for Rotherham Council and communities are at the heart of everything we do. Dalton and Thrybergh Ward Councillors were elected to listen to your views and work with you to make a difference in the local community.
We know many of our residents are passionate about making their community a better place to live and we are here to work in partnership and make these improvements a reality. Councillors used a range of information – listening to local residents and council staff, looking at statistics and other data – to develop these ward priorities:
Dalton and Thrybergh Ward priorities
Overarching Priority: Ensure all citizens have access to help and support in relation to the cost-of-living crisis
The impact of the cost of living on people and communities is a theme that is anticipated to run throughout all ward priorities. Helping to support and enable people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable or impacted the greatest, will be central to neighbourhood working.
Priority 1: Improve facilities and opportunities for children, young people, and families
- Places/Spaces/Equipment > Activities & opportunities > Group support
Identifying and improving the places, spaces and equipment used by and for the benefit of children, young people and families remains a key priority. Every child and young person have the right to access activities and opportunities. Working with community groups and organisations to support and enable them to provide initiatives and opportunities is essential to achieving this priority.
Priority 2: Build strong, empowered neighbourhoods that value diversity
- Community infrastructure > Community involvement > Community action
Building stronger neighbourhoods is fundamental to empowerment, cohesion, and sustainability. This can only be achieved by working together, including, and involving people, and ensuring everyone is represented. Developing an infrastructure of support, connecting people, groups and communities will encourage greater collaboration, inclusivity, self-organisation, and community action.
Priority 3: Ensure neighbourhoods are safe, clean, tidy, and celebrated
- Crime and anti-social behaviour > Environment > Culture, history & heritage
Ensuring neighbourhoods are places where residents feel safe, proud and enjoy living is vital to people’s quality of life. Working collaboratively with the community, partners, and services across the Council to identify and tackle issues, find shared solutions, and increase community ownership and action. Celebrating and shining a light on the people, places, history, and heritage that make the ward a great place.
Priority 4: Contribute to the improvement of health and wellbeing of local citizens
- Access to information & services > Healthier lifestyles > Social connectedness > Green spaces
The ward has a high level of deprivation, which is inevitably linked to poorer health outcomes and inequalities. Adopting a ‘population health’ approach facilitates cross-organisational working and considers the wider factors that impact health, such as access to information and services, green spaces, good quality housing, exercise, and social connectedness. Addressing and improving these factors is essential to improving the health and wellbeing of citizens.