Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is a local authority in South Yorkshire. In partnership with others, the Council provides services for approximately 260,000 residents and 100,000 people who work in Rotherham.


As a Metropolitan Borough Council we have responsibility for providing a range of services including: social care, planning, housing, revenue and benefits support, licensing, business regulation and enforcement, electoral registration, refuse and recycling, leisure, culture, parks and green spaces, economic growth, highways maintenance, education and skills, community safety and public health.

The Council also has an important role in working with other providers of public services across Rotherham.

Rotherham Council is made up of 63 councillors, representing 21 wards inside the Rotherham Borough geographical boundary and is currently led by a Labour Cabinet of eight elected members.

The day to day management of the Council and its services is overseen by the Strategic Leadership Team and led by the Chief Executive, Sharon Kemp.