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

  • Supporting green initiatives, such as tree planting and community clean-up days
  • Supporting local community groups or organisations with local environmental projects, such as gardening, wildlife & litter picking
  • Provide Rotherham Council's Grounds Maintenance team with areas to enable 3 clean-up days to be carried out
  • Ensure CCTV cameras are in the right places providing coverage of fly tipping hotspot areas

Priority 3: Address road safety concerns

  • Ensure implementation and evaluation of the Rotherham Council Local Neighbourhood Transport Improvement projects are carried out
  • Respond to community concerns in respect of reported 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: Promote opportunities for bringing people together and enhancing community spirit

  • Supporting projects/initiatives that promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Promoting services that provide financial advice & support, particularly in response to the cost-of-living & energy crisis
  • Supporting activities & groups within Keppel ward with projects such as digital inclusion, post-pandemic recovery and tackling social isolation
  • Support projects & activities for children & young people
  • Work with partners to install Christmas trees at several locations throughout the ward 

Priority 5: Improve community safety by continuing to address crime/anti-social behaviour

  • Continuing regular Community Action Partnership meetings, working collaboratively with partners, including South Yorkshire Police & Housing Working with to tackle off-road biking and parking concerns
  • Working with partners to tackle off-road biking and parking concerns
  • Working with partner agencies to tackle drug related issues
  • Proactive provision of target hardening resources, advice and information

Priority 6: Improve facilities for young people

  • Ensure every child gets the best start in life by working with partners and local community groups to support projects for children & young people
  • To improve the play areas within the ward