Wath 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.  Wath 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:

Wath Ward priorities

Overarching priority: supporting the community with Covid recovery, and a commitment to share information, help and support specifically in relation to fuel poverty and the cost of living crisis. 


Priority 1: Address Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Working in partnership with police and other partner agencies to address local issues including local action plans and high visibility walkabouts.
  • Encourage reporting
  • Build stronger community cohesion
  • Work with schools to help alleviate parking problems at drop off and pick up times
  • Improve Road Safety working with partners and the community to address local concerns, including making good use of the RMBC Highways scheme where areas are identified
  • Speeding
  • Drug use/dealing


Priority 2: Help maintain an attractive and welcoming Environment, including:

  • Reduce fly-tipping - Community skip days, signage, enforcement
  • Reduce dog fouling - signage, enforcement
  • Reduce litter - signage, litterpicks, enforcement
  • Promote recycling - posters, education


Priority 3: Improving and enhancing community facilities and green spaces, to ensure they are well used and accessible to all

  • Support existing community groups (covid recovery) and encourage new groups
  • Establish new ways of bringing people together to improve wellbeing and prevent loneliness and isolation.
  • Improve existing facilities
  • Consult with young people to see what they want
  • Promote existing, affordable activities for people of all ages
  • Exploring opportunities to share information providing health and support specifically in relation to the cost of living crisis


  Priority 4: Explore opportunities to enhance Wath Town Centre, including:

  • Support consulting with local business and stakeholders
  • Work with partners to develop best results from the Levelling Up Fund