Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
|Borough of Rotherham|
Rotherham Council Offices (left) in central Rotherham
|Motto: Where everyone matters|
Rotherham shown within South Yorkshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Ceremonial county||South Yorkshire|
|• Type||Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Kevin Barron,
|• Total||110.6 sq mi (286.5 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 49th|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (900/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||00CF (ONS)
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 it is one of the safest Labour councils in the United Kingdom - they hold 85% of seats - and by then their only safe council in Yorkshire. Neighbouring districts Barnsley and Wakefield were also held by Labour but only by a majority of one in each case.
In August 2014, Rotherham Council was censured for 'indefensible' errors, omissions and general incompetence in failing to address the systematic sexual abuse of at least 1,400 children between 1997 and 2013 by gangs of Pakistani-Britons who 'groomed' girls as young as nine years of age for the perpetrators' sexual gratification and financial gain. Leader of the Council Roger Stone resigned immediately after the findings were made known.
Settlements in the borough of Rotherham include:
- Anston, Aston, Aughton
- Bramley, Brampton, Brinsworth, Brecks,Broom
- Canklow, Catcliffe, Clifton
- East Dene, East Herringthorpe
- Firbeck, Flanderwell
- Gildingwells, Greasbrough
- Harthill, Hellaby, Herringthorpe
- Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Kiveton Park
- Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Letwell
- Maltby, Manvers, Masbrough, Morthen
- Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Ryecroft
- Swallownest, Swinton, Sunnyside
- Templeborough, Thorpe Hesley, Thorpe Salvin, Thrybergh, Thurcroft, Todwick, Treeton
- Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wentworth, West Melton, Whiston, Wickersley, Woodsetts, Wellgate
The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham was founded in 1974, and Labour have been in control of the council since the first election.
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