Correspondence

Rotherham intervention: return of 5 additional functions

Directions issued to Rotherham metropolitan borough council returning 5 additional functions.

Documents

Letter from the Department for Communities and Local Government to Rotherham council about a revised intervention package (12 September 2017)

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Revised Directions (12 September 2017)

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Explanatory memorandum to the revised Directions (12 September 2017)

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Representation received from the authority in relation to the proposal to revise the Directions (21 July 2017)

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Representation received from a Rotherham resident in relation to the proposal to revise the Directions (19 July 2017)

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Commissioner Ney’s response to issues raised in the representation received from the Rotherham resident (18 July 2017)

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Details

The letter from the Department for Communities and Local Government outlines a revised intervention package.

The Directions return 5 functions to the council to exercise. These are performance management, waste collection, human resources, asset management and community safety.

The Directions have been made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under section 15(5) and (6) of the Local Government Act 1999 and the Secretary of State for Education under section 497A(4B) of the Education Act 1996.

An accompanying explanatory memorandum sets out the circumstances in which these Directions have been made, the reasons for exercising these powers and the implications of the Directions for the authority.

Also attached are the representations the Secretary of State received from the authority and a local resident which are referenced in the explanatory memorandum.

See documents relating to the Secretary of State’s ‘minded to’ decision.

See documents relating to the original intervention.

Information about the work of the Commissioners can be found on the Commissioners’ web pages on the Rotherham council website.

Published 12 September 2017