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: Continue working with partners to mitigate the impact of flooding

  • Continue to receive reports from the Council in respect of local flood defence work
  • Continue to receive reports in respect of community activity including the use of £12k awarded by South Yorkshire Community Foundation
  • Establish if any further works are required in areas previously affected by flood incidents


Priority 2: Work with local partners to improve provision for both young people/elderly

  • Engage with local schools/youth providers regarding any support they need to ensure provision
  • Explore the possibility of using ward budgets to improve green spaces e.g. Herringthorpe Valley Park
  • Engage with local churches/Parish Council/existing groups regarding any support they need to ensure provision for elderly


Priority 3: Work with partners to improve the environment

  • Engage with the Council's Grounds Maintenance service to identify any pockets of land possibly requiring improvement
  • Explore the possibility of using ward (Housing) budgets to improve Housing land e.g. Greystones, Hunger Hill, Sorrell Sykes etc, following walkabouts involving Councillors and Housing officers
  • Oversee the delivery of the Towns and Villages Fund project at The Stag
  • Explore the possibility of making improvements to the Whiston Worrygoose island roundabout including the installation of a Christmas Tree
  • Continue to develop/promote walking routes in and around the Ward


Priority 4: Road Safety/Traffic

  • Explore the possibility of using Local Neighbourhood Road Safety funding to develop projects which will reduce speeding e.g. on Broom Lane, Guilthwaite Hill etc, and encourage careful driving through the installation of signs e.g. “...Welcomes Careful Drivers”


Priority 5: Crime/anti-social behaviour

  • Use the Community Action Partnership (CAP) element of the regular Ward Briefings to receive and respond to reports of crime/anti-social behaviour