Committee details

Rotherham Town Deal Board

Purpose of committee

ROTHERHAM TOWN DEAL BOARD

 

 

MEMBERS:-

 

 

Neil Baxter

Engie (CHAIR)

Julia Bloomer

AESSEAL (VICE-CHAIR)

Sarah Champion

Member of Parliament

Mike Smith

Rotherham NHS

Sharon Thorpe

Department of Work and Pensions

Andrew Denniff

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Lizzie Dealey

Canal and Rivers Trust

Steve Morris

Signs Express

Colin Blackburn

Combined Authority /  LEP

Cllr Denise Lelliott

Rotherham MBC - Local Councillor

Dan Needham

Muse Developments

Deborah Bullivant

Grimm & Co.

Peter Hill

HMP Bespoke Construction Ltd

Tracey Mace-Akroyd

RNN Group - Rotherham College

Nicolah Jones

AMRC

Stuart Kerr

Willmott Dixon

Raymond Kinsella

Great Places Housing Association

Duncan Armstrong-Payne

Harworth Estates

Paul Woodcock/Simon Moss

Rotherham MBC

Phil Hayes

Rotherham Federation of Communities

Nick Bussey

Community sector - Rotherham Citizens Advice Bureau

Andy Lock

Coalfield Regeneration Trust

Lisa Pogson

Airmaster

OBSERVERS:-

Justin Homer

Sheffield City Region - Cities and Local Growth Unit

Tom Hawley

Homes England

 

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

Overview

 

‘The Town Deal Board will be the vehicle through which the vision and the strategy for the town is defined.  It will produce a Town Investment Plan, and inform the Town Deal, including the amount of investment secured through the Towns Fund.  The role of the Board is to:-

 

·          Develop and agree an evidenced-based Town Investment Plan;

·          Develop a clear programme of interventions;

·          Coordinate resources and influence stakeholders’.

 

Remit of the Board

 

·          To steer and provide strategic direction to the development of a Town Investment Plan for Rotherham

 

·          To receive regular reports on progress with the development of the Plan and related matters and, where appropriate, make recommendations on how to take the Plan, and the projects included in it, forward

 

·          To promote the Plan and projects with Government, public,  private  and Voluntary/community sector partners and stakeholders

 

·          To identify and pursue funding opportunities to support delivery of the Plan

 

·          To contribute knowledge, skills, expertise, ideas where appropriate to support the delivery of the Plan, utilising own networks, contacts and specialisms where required. 

 

·          To seek out examples of best practise/speakers/specialists to assist in the development and delivery of the Investment Plan

 

·          To receive and present reports on The Town Deal and the Town Investment Plan as required

 

Membership of the Board

 

This should include:-

 

·          Senior Member and officer representatives from the Council,

·          The local Member of Parliament

·          Representation from the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and/or Mayoral Combined Authority (CA)

·          Local businesses and investors

·          Private sector investors and developers, with an interest in the town centre

·          Representatives from the voluntary and community sector.

·          Anchor institutions – including; College, Hospital and cultural/creative institutions

·          Jobcentre Plus

·          Arms-length and other non-departmental government agencies – these can attend on an as needed basis

·          Representatives from the housing sector; developers and housing associations

 

 

The Chair of the Board will come from the private sector

 

 

Expectations of a Board Member

 

All members of the board must observe its code of conduct.

 

It is expected that members will attend board meetings and actively engage in discussions. If the member is not able to attend, an appropriate deputy can attend in their place. 

 

Other responsibilities include:

 

·          Acting in the interests of the Rotherham population, leaving aside organisational, personal, or sectoral interests.

·          Fully and effectively communicating outcomes and key decisions of the board to their own organisations.

·          Declaring any conflicts of interest. 

·          Acting in a respectful, inclusive and open manner with all colleagues to encourage debate and challenge.

·          Reading and digesting any documents and information provided prior to meetings to ensure the board is not a forum for receipt of information. 

·          Acting as ambassadors for the work of the board. 

·          Participating where appropriate in communications/marketing and stakeholder engagement activity to support the objectives of the board.

 

Meetings

 

·          Meetings will be held 4-weekly, with additional meetings as required.

·          Meeting will encourage debate and constructive challenge in a respectful and inclusive manner

·          Non-members can attend by invitation of the Chair

·          Meetings will last a maximum of 2 hours

·          All meetings will be held in Rotherham

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

In all aspects of its operation and activities, the Board is committed to good governance and high ethical standards, based on the Nolan principles of public life:

 

Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

 

Integrity - Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.

 

Objectivity - Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.

 

Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.

 

Openness - Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.

 

Honesty - Holders of public office should be truthful.

 

Leadership - Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs

 

In addition, the Board will adhere to the core principles of the Rotherham Together Partnership:

 

Ø  Focusing our efforts where we can make the most difference by working together

Ø  Engaging and involving our communities in everything we do

Ø  Promoting equality, challenging intolerance and celebrating our achievements

Membership