Rotherham Town Board - Wednesday 21 February 2024 9.00 a.m.

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Notes of a meeting of the Rotherham Town Deal Board held on 21st February, 2024 pdf icon PDF 328 KB


Rotherham Town Deal Board

Via Microsoft Teams

21 February 2024, 8.45am-10.00am

Attended By:

Neil Baxter, NB (Chair)

Councillor Denise Lelliott – DL

Ray Kinsella, Great Places – RK

Steve Morris, Signs Express – StM

Ryan Shepherd, SYMCA – RS

Paul Harper, DWP – Pha

Tracey Mace-Akroyd, RNN Group - TMA

Sarah McLeod, WW – SMc

David Sutton, Maltby Academy - DS

Paul Woodcock, RMBC – PW

Simon Moss, RMBC – SMo

Tim O’Connell, RIDO RMBC – TOC

Lorna Vertigan, RIDO RMBC – LV

Simon Powell, RIDO RMBC – SP

Joel Hamer, RIDO RMBC – JoH

David Plumtree, VAR – DP

Katie Davis, Crossroads Care – KD

David Trevis-Smith, WW – DTS

Andy Boulton, Neighbourhoods, RMBC – AB

Carrie Sudbury, BRCC – CS





Project Officers Attended:

Rory Battye, RMBC - RB

Dejan Ajzenkol, RMBC – DA

Megan Hinchliff, RIDO RMBC- MH

Catherine Davis, RIDO RMBC – CD

Maria Smith, RIDO RMBC – MS

Nicola Glynne-Jones, RIDO RMBC – NGJ

James Green, RIDO RMBC - JG



Sarah Champion MP – SC

Jacquie Falvey, Sarah Champion’s office – JF

John Healey MP – JHe

Greg Kuczmaida, John Healey’s office - GK

Alexander Stafford MP – AS

Sophie Dack, Alexander Stafford’s office - SD

Stuart Kerr, Wilmott Dixon – SK

Peter Hill , HMP Bespoke Construction – Phi

Lucy Mitchell, RIDO RMBC – LM

Vicki Norman, RIDO RMBC – VN

Simeon Leach, RIDO RMBC – SL

Raife Gaile, Muse Developments – RF

Keely Beighton, Never Average Marketing – KB

Lizzie Dealey, CRT – LD

Nikki Jones, AMRC – NJ

Deborah Bullivant, Grimm & Co – DB

Justin Homer, BIES/CLGU – JH

Sam Townsend, BIES/CLGU – ST

Lisa Pogson, Airmaster – LP

Kevin Tomlinson, Magna – KT

Julie Dalton, Gullivers – JD


Action Points:

·        NB asked anyone else who would like to be involved in Long Term Plan for Towns sub-group to contact JoH.

·        JoH to circulate guidance for Long Term Plan for Towns boards following the meeting.



Apologies for Absence, Declarations of Interest and Confidentiality Reminder

Apologies listed above.

Members were reminded of the confidentiality of the information discussed at these meetings.

Members were asked to declare any interests in the Pathfinder programme or projects.

StM declared an interest in signage.









Matters Arising from the Minutes of the last meeting held on 10 January 2024

The minutes were accepted as a true record.





Long Term Plans for Towns

LV presented on the Long Term Plan for Towns and stated that by April the board need to create an engagement plan, and that there is an opportunity to expand the board. LV stated that we have started thinking about some of the consultation due to purdah and election period and tight timescales after April. LV stated that the Town Deal board at present probably isn’t the correct forum, and as such it is suggested that a Task and Finish sub-group be established to focus on this task. Alongside this, an internal task and finish group would be established. 

LV raised a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.