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.