Decision-making powers set to return to Rotherham Council

Rotherham Council has not yet been able to show that it has made proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources but progress is being made under Government-appointed commissioners.

Commissioners at Rotherham Council are confident that most of the outstanding decision-making functions can be returned to councillors and that they are now “predominantly good quality, well-run and have strong leadership in place.”

Rothbiz reported last month that decision making powers over regeneration matters could be returned by the end of the year as councillors show “ambition and determination.”

Adult social care, economic growth, town centre management, waste collection, community safety, grounds maintenance and audit are among the functions which commissioners are satisfied can now be returned to Rotherham Council. Children’s safeguarding and social care services will continue to be overseen by commissioners while improvements continue.

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3 Responses to Decision-making powers set to return to Rotherham Council

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    How can the Commissioners be satisfied RMBC is fiscally competent when the report says:
    ‘The auditors need to be satisfied as to whether there have been effective arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources. External auditors at KPMG concluded that in this had not been the case in Rotherham in 2015/16, as it did for 2013/14 and 2014/15.’

    KPMG is not satisfied with RMBC’s competence so I’m at a loss to understand Sir Derek’s comments.

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