Councillor Dave Sheppard

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Title: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Neighbourhood Working

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Rawmarsh East

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Contact information

Home address: 
6 Netherfield Lane
S62 6AW

Bus. phone:  01709 255948

Mobile:  07503 654938



Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2016 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 - 07/05/2024
  • 07/05/2024 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Neighbourhood Working- Councillor Dave Sheppard


Councillor Dave Sheppard lives in Parkgate and was first elected to represent the people of Rawmarsh and Parkgate in 2016.  During that time, he has enjoyed working alongside existing community groups as well as being a founder member of Rawmarsh and Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces, a group focused on making the area cleaner, safer, and greener.  Dave was Chair of RMBC Planning Board for three years until taking up his new role as Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.


Originally from Chesterfield, Dave joined NatWest Bank upon leaving school aged sixteen and worked in a variety of roles for seventeen years before spending six and a half years living and working on the Greek island of Samos.


Since returning to the UK in 2013, Dave has settled in Parkgate and enjoys being part of such a great community that is Rawmarsh and Parkgate.


As Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Neighbourhood Working, Councillor Sheppard is responsible for:


·       Member neighbourhood working and the Thriving Neighbourhoods Strategy

·       Towns & Villages and Our Places Funds

·       Parish Council Liaison

·       Member Development

·       Democratic Services

·       Community Cohesion (supporting the Leader)

·       Social Inclusion Cultural Services, including libraries, neighbourhood hubs, heritage, theatre and arts

·       All matters relating to Leisure Services (including recreation, sport and the Leisure PFI)

·       Voluntary and Community Sector liaison

·       Rotherham Community Energy Scheme and tackling fuel poverty

·       Development of an events programme in parks

·       Green spaces and recreational facilities

·       Levelling Up Fund investments in country parks

·       All matters relating to Allotments (including liaison with the Rotherham Allotments Alliance)

·       The Food for People in Crisis Partnership, crisis loans schemes and development of the social supermarket

·       Advocacy and Appeals (and the Single Advice Model)

·       Regional Flood partnerships, Local Flood Authority duties, including town centre and other flood prevention investments

·       All matters relating to Highway Drainage (including septic tank and cesspool emptying)

·       Cemeteries, crematorium and mortuary services, including the Dignity contract

·       Registrars Service


Working with you to help build communities that we can all take pride in has always been a priority for the Council.


We value the contributions that people make within their local area, through volunteering and getting involved in decision making, to really make a difference for everyone who lives there. By building on the work we've already done together we can continue to find new ways to meet the challenges facing Rotherham.


Further information regarding the Rawmarsh East ward can be found on the Council’s website.