COMMUNITIES secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to return a further five powers to Rotherham Borough Council.
It will mean that the only areas still under commissioner control are children’s services, special allowances and hiring and firing statutory officers.
The powers to be returned are:
- performance management
- waste collection
- community safety, including community cohesion and domestic violence
- human resources
- asset management, including both land and property assets
Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham
Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government, a move which would bring all functions aside from children’s social care back under Council democratic control.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed he is minded to return powers for five of the last six services which currently sit with Commissioners: community safety; waste management; performance management; asset management; and HR.
Decision-making powers for children’s services will remain with the Government-appointed Commissioners while improvements continue, and they will still have oversight of all services which have already returned.
Rotherham Council gets back more powers
MORE powers are set to be returned to Rotherham councillors as the authority continues to make improvements.
Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid has proposed powers including waste collection and community safety be given back to elected councillors.