Sitwell 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.  Sitwell 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:

Sitwell Ward priorities

Priority 1: Work with partners to address isolation and loneliness, especially amongst those aged 65+

  • Explore the extent to which local centres/Churches can provide opportunities for people to get together, which we could support
  • Talk to Age Concern about how they can support this work
  • Feed into work being done by Highways England/Amey with Rotherham Council's Public Health Team on a feasibility study looking at what work could be done to prevent suicides on the bridge on Pleasley Rd over the M1 motorway

Priority 2: Work with partners/agencies to improve and protect the environment; including reducing the incidence, and mitigating the impact, of flooding

  • Provide support to local Residents Group and identify options for using the £12k from South Yorkshire Community Foundation to help the wider community, in particular those households previously affected
  • Work with the Council's Drainage and Communications Teams to produce a leaflet about raising awareness within the local community
  • Facilitate engagement between the community, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the Council's Drainage Team
  • Support the Environment Agency’s offer to arrange a community clean up of Whiston Brook
  • Deploy enviro-crime CCTV to known hotspot locations  
  • Enhance the appearance of the environment by using the Towns and Villages Fund and other Council funding
  • Undertake work to discourage and prevent anti-social behaviour and promote positive community use of Whiston Meadows   

Priority 3: Support post-Covid recovery by working with local groups and schools

  • Offer funding opportunities and make links with local schools
  • Seek to address issues raised by schools, in particular road safety

Priority 4: Support the local community by responding to their concerns; including embracing heritage and ambition

  • Respond to Crime/anti-social behaviour including highways issues
  • Respond to road traffic issues, including through the deployment of Illuminated Speed Signs and the use of traffic funding
  • Review and promote walking routes