Swinton Rockingham 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. Swinton Rockingham 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:

Swinton Rockingham Ward priorities

Overarching Priority: Supporting the community with the cost-of-living crisis.


Priority 1: Environmental improvements

  • Reduce fly-tipping – Community skip days, signage, CCTV and enforcement action
  • Reduce dog fouling - signage, enforcement, free poo bag scheme at Swinton Library
  • Reduce littering – education, signage, community litter picks, enforcement
  • Delivery of area improvement projects – 3 streetpride impact days per year, tree planting projects
  • Wildlife support projects – wild flowers, hedgehog signs, pond improvements at pottery ponds
  • Footpath improvement


Priority 2: Enhancing facilities and activities for children and young people

  • Play area improvements – Highfield Park, Thomas Street
  • Park improvements – Highfield Park, Horsefair Park, Queen Street Park, Thomas Street
  • Sports pitch improvements – Swinton Recreation Ground, Mexborough Rangers Ground, Queen Street pitch
  • Engagement with local young people


Priority 3: Community facility / activities improvements including celebrating local heritage

  • Celebrate local heritage – continued support to the Pottery Ponds group
  • Support the provision of community facility improvements – Civic Hall, St Margaret’s Church Hall development
  • Provision of activities for children and young people – Sports Camps
  • Work with community groups to enable community events / activities to take place to enhance community cohesion throughout the ward – Such as Remembrance Sunday, Christmas, Easter


Priority 4: Addressing Crime and anti-social behaviour and improving community safety

  • Encourage residents to report issues – Know Who To Contact leaflets to be delivered to targeted areas when issues arise. Articles in monthly E-Bulletins
  • Undertake high visibility walkabouts with partner agencies and the community to address local issues.
  • Support schools experiencing road safety issues – Parking buddies
  • Off road bike use in Creighton Woods – encourage reporting, delivery of off road bike leaflets / who to contact leaflets, 171 signs
  • Speeding vehicles – Speed camera van, Community Speed Watch
  • CCTV – ward CCTV Camera / Safer Streets CCTV Cameras