Kilnhurst and Swinton East 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.  Kilnhurst and Swinton East 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:

Kilnhurst and Swinton East Ward priorities

Priority 1: Every child making the best start in life

  • Activities for children in deprived areas such as Santa’s grottos.
  • Improving children’s play areas
  • School travel safety initiatives
  • Engaging schools in local democracy


Priority 2: Every adult secure, responsible and empowered

  • Working towards reducing social isolation in the ward
  • Support residents of Charles Street to use their Neighbourhood Centre
  • Trial a free coffee morning at Kilnhurst Resource Centre


Priority 3: A strong community in a clean, safe environment

  • Clean up of the Swinton Canal
  • Community skip days
  • Working with partners to resolve anti-social behaviour


Priority 4: Extending prosperity and planning for the future

  • Towns and Villages funding
  • Working with schools on career opportunities


The overarching priority is to support the community with the cost of living crisis