Keppel ward

Ward plan

Providing vibrant, connected and safe neighbourhoods is a priority for Rotherham Council and communities are at the heart of everything we do.  Keppel 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:

Keppel Ward priorities

Priority 1: Improve the safety and appearance of St Johns Green  

  • Work with partners to develop the Towns and Villages Fund proposal to improve the appearance of the area
  • Continue to monitor and respond to crime/anti-social behaviour
  • Continue to support the St Johns Green Stakeholder Group

Priority 2: Improve the appearance of the environment by tackling fly tipping hotspots and by working with the community on local clean up days 

  • Ensure CCTV details are logged and CCTV cameras are in the right places providing coverage of hotspot areas
  • Explore potential works to restrict fly tipping on Grange Lane
  • Provide Rotherham Council Grounds Maintenance with areas to enable 3 clean-up days to be carried out
  • Work with community volunteers to support clean up days

Priority 3: Address road safety concerns; in particular on the A629, at the Oaks Lane junction and in/around Thorpe Hesley

  • Ensure implementation and evaluation of the Rotherham Council Local Neighbourhood Transport Improvement (LNTI) funded illuminated speed sign at Oaks Lane junction
  • Respond to community concerns in respect of other locations by working with partners to improve road safety
  • Ensure delivery of regular speed watches and activities to tackle off-road biking and parking concerns

Priority 4: Support post-Covid recovery work by the local community

  • Work with Rotherham Council's Library Service to explore future provision
  • Continue to support local groups
  • Work with partners to install Christmas trees at several locations throughout the Ward