Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. It is named after its largest town, Rotherham, but also spans the outlying towns of Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, and also Dinnington and Laughton as well as a suburban and rural element composed of hills, escarpments and broad valleys.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the County Borough of Rotherham, with Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton and Wath-upon-Dearne urban districts along with Rotherham Rural District and Kiveton Park Rural District.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is one of the safest Labour councils in the United Kingdom, although the number of Labour council seats dropped from 92% to 79% in 2014 following the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.[2]

Borough of Rotherham
Former Rotherham Council Offices (left) in central Rotherham
Former Rotherham Council Offices (left) in central Rotherham
Official logo of Borough of Rotherham

Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Nickname(s): 
The Heart of SY
Motto(s): 
Where everyone matters
Rotherham shown within South Yorkshire
Rotherham shown within South Yorkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countySouth Yorkshire
Founded1974
Admin. HQRotherham
Government
 • TypeRotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Labour
 • MPs:Kevin Barron,
John Healey,
Sarah Champion
Area
 • Total110.6 sq mi (286.5 km2)
Area rank136th
Population
 (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total263,400
 • RankRanked 58th
 • Density2,400/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code00CF (ONS)
E08000018 (GSS)
Ethnicity91.9% White British
4.1% Asian
0.8% Black[1]
Websiterotherham.gov.uk

Geography

Settlements in the borough of Rotherham include:

Anston, Aston, Aughton
Bramley, Brampton, Brinsworth, Brecks, Broom
Canklow, Catcliffe, Clifton
Dinnington
East Dene, East Herringthorpe, Eastwood
Firbeck, Flanderwell
Gildingwells, Greasbrough
Harthill, Hellaby, Herringthorpe
Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Kiveton Park
Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Letwell
Maltby, Manvers, Masbrough, Moorgate, Morthen
Parkgate
Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Ryecroft
Swallownest, Swinton, Sunnyside
Templeborough, Thorpe Hesley, Thorpe Salvin, Thrybergh, Thurcroft, Todwick, Treeton
Ulley
Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Waverley, Wellgate, Wentworth, West Melton, Whiston, Wickersley, Woodsetts

Council elections

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham was founded in 1974, and Labour have been in control of the council since the first election.

Year Labour UKIP Conservative Others BNP
2016 election[3] 48 14 0 1 0
2014 election[4] 50 10 2 1 0
2012 election[5] 58 0 4 1 0
2011 election[6] 54 0 7 1 1
2010 election[7] 50 0 10 2 1
2008 election[2] 50 0 10 1 2
2007 election[8] 54 0 7 2 0

References

  1. ^ "R2011 Census: KS201EW Ethnic group, local authorities in England and Wales". National Statistics Online. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Election Results 2008, Rotherham council". BBC News. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  3. ^ Election 2016 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  4. ^ Election 2014 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  5. ^ Election 2012 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  6. ^ Election 2011 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  7. ^ Election 2010 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  8. ^ Election 2007 | Rotherham Council, BBC News

External links

Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 1°21′17″W / 53.43083°N 1.35472°W

Alan Hodgkinson

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Anston

Anston is a civil parish in South Yorkshire, England, formally known as North and South Anston. The parish consists of the settlements of North Anston and South Anston, divided by the Anston Brook.

Bramley, Rotherham

Bramley is a village and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England.

The village is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) from central Rotherham and 8 miles (13 km) from Sheffield city centre, both to the west south-west.

Bramley is bordered by the urban development of Sunnyside conjoined to the village of Wickersley to the south, and the village of Ravenfield to the north. To the east, beyond Junction 1 of the M18, are the civil parishes of Hellaby and Maltby.

Brinsworth

Brinsworth is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. It is situated close to the River Rother between Rotherham (to the north-east) and Sheffield (to the south-west). At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 8,950, reducing to 8,789 at the 2011 Census.

Dinnington, South Yorkshire

Dinnington is a town in South Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, as a border town, it is almost equidistant from Sheffield to Rotherham, and about 5 miles (8 km) from Worksop.

Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Dinnington is the principal settlement in the civil parish of Dinnington St John's, which also includes the small satellite hamlets of Throapham and St John's. The Dinnington St John's parish is the most populous constituent of the St John's ward, which also includes the parishes of Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Firbeck, Letwell and Gildingwells. In 2001 this ward had a population of 11,476, with Dinnington St John's itself making up 9,161 of that figure. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census had increased to 12,517. Dinnington is about 330 feet (101 m) above sea level.

Harthill, South Yorkshire

Harthill is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with Derbyshire. It lies between Killamarsh and Thorpe Salvin, and is located at approximately 53°19′10″N 1°15′30″W, at an elevation of around 110 metres above sea level. In the 2001 census, the civil parish of Harthill with Woodall had a population of 1,909, reducing slightly to 1,879 at the 2011 Census.Harthill is traditionally an agricultural village, although there is also a history of quarrying whetstones for use in knife-sharpening.

The parish church of All Hallows dates from 1085, when it was commissioned by William de Warenne. The tower is 14th century. The Dukes of Leeds, major landowners in the area, and their families are interred in the crypt.

Harthill has two public houses: the Beehive and the Blue Bell.

Harthill is the principal village in the civil parish of Harthill with Woodall. The parish also contains Harthill Reservoir which feeds the Chesterfield Canal, Nor Wood, and the hamlet of Woodall with its M1 motorway service station.

Hellaby

Hellaby is a settlement and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 census was 825. It is situated 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east from the centre of Rotherham and forms a continuous urban area with Maltby, separated from the rest of Rotherham by Junction 1 (Bramley Interchange) of the M18. It is situated by Hellaby Brook and, whilst signposted as "Hellaby Village", the parish has no school, church or post office.

John Tanner (cyclist)

John Tanner (born 4 February 1968) is a British racing cyclist from Yorkshire. He competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.He has won the season-long British Cycling Premier Calendar five times.

Kiveton Park

Kiveton Park , informally Kiveton, is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Norman conquest to 1868, Kiveton was a hamlet of the parish of Harthill-with-Woodall. It subsequently transferred to the civil parish of Wales which takes its name from the neighbouring village.

Laughton-en-le-Morthen

Laughton-en-le-Morthen is a small dormitory village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham lying to the south of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, and its main attraction is the All Saints Church with its huge spire. It had a population of 1,241 at the 2011 Census.

Rawmarsh

Rawmarsh (locally ) is a large village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is 2 miles (3 km) north north east from Rotherham town centre and 3 miles (5 km) south south west of Swinton. The village also forms part of the Sheffield Urban Area. The Rawmarsh ward of Rotherham MBC had a population of 13,389 only at the 2011 Census. Rawmarsh also contains other output areas from neighbouring wards giving it a population of 18,498 in 2011 and 18,535 in 2014.

Swinton, South Yorkshire

Swinton is a suburban town within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England on part of the west bank of the River Don. It has a population of 15,559 (2011). The town is 5 miles north-northeast of the large town of Rotherham and directly west-southwest of Mexborough.

Thorpe Hesley

Thorpe Hesley is a village of 4,439 inhabitants in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, lying east of the M1 motorway at junction 35. The village has been included within the boundaries of Rotherham town since 1894, having previously been divided between the townships of Kimberworth and Wentworth. Historically the village was known for coal mining and nail making. It has an Anglican church, Holy Trinity, built in 1839 chiefly at the cost of Earl Fitzwilliam and the Earl of Effingham.There is no post office, one petrol station and four public houses.

Thurcroft Interchange

The Thurcroft Interchange is a large motorway junction in South Yorkshire (the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham).

Ulley Reservoir

Ulley Reservoir is a reservoir a few hundred yards to the west and downhill of the village of Ulley, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It is 2.5 miles (4 km) away from junction 33 of the M1 motorway.

Wales, South Yorkshire

Wales is a village and a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is on the border of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The civil parish of Wales, which has a population of 6,455, increasing to 7,069 at the 2011 Census. encompasses the village of Wales and neighbouring settlement Kiveton Park. The actual settlement of Wales has a 2011 population of 1,260.

Wath upon Dearne

Wath upon Dearne (also known as Wath-on-Dearne or simply Wath ) is a small town on the south side of the Dearne Valley in the historic county of the West Riding of Yorkshire and the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, lying 5 miles (8 km) north of Rotherham, almost midway between Barnsley and Doncaster. It had a population of 11,816 at the 2011 census. It is twinned with Saint-Jean-de-Bournay, in France.

Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Wentworth is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England.

In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 1,223, increasing to 1,478 at the 2011 Census.The civil parish includes the village of Harley on the B6090 road to the west of the main settlement.

Wickersley

Wickersley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, situated 3 miles (5 km) from the centre of Rotherham. The area is very near to road junctions for the M1, M18 and A1(M) (passing through Bramley, Rotherham).

Wickersley was once held by Richard FitzTurgis (who adopted the name 'de Wickersley), founder of Roche Abbey, and subsequently by his heirs by marriage, the de Livet (Levett) family. The Wickersleys later removed to Sheffield, where they built the home Broom Hall. The village of Wickersley has a population of 7,235 increasing to 7,392 at the 2011 Census.Wickersley School and Sports College is one of the area's largest institutions with a student body of over 2,000 eleven to eighteen-year-olds and a teaching staff of over 300.

There are 3 churches in Wickersley. Wickersley's parish church, which is part of the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, is dedicated to St Alban and it is one of the oldest buildings in Wickersley. There is also Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic church, as well as a Methodist church.

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