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, trial of dog poo bag dispenser in hot spot location.
- Reduce littering – education, signage, community litter picks, enforcement, litter bins in key locations.
- Delivery of area improvement projects – tree planting projects
- Wildlife support projects – wild flowers, bug hotels and pond improvements at Pottery Ponds
Priority 2: Enhancing facilities and activities for children and young people
- Play area improvements – Thomas Street
- Park improvements – Queen Street Park / Bow Broom Field
- Engagement with local young people
Priority 3: Community facility / activities improvements including celebrating local heritage
- Celebrate local heritage – continued support to the Pottery Ponds work
- 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 and 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
- Speeding vehicles – Speed camera van, Community Speed Watch, purchase of ward Vehicle Activated Speed Sign.
- CCTV – ward CCTV Camera / Safer Streets CCTV cameras