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 the Wath Ward priorities will be an emphasis on supporting the community by sharing information, with 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 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 with consulting local business and stakeholders
  • Work with partners to develop best results from the Levelling Up Fund