Councillor David.Sheppard

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Title: Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Rawmarsh East

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Surgeries take place at the library on Barbers Avenue at 5pm - 6pm every Friday.

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Rotherham Town Hall
Moorgate Street
S60 2TH

Bus. phone:  01709 255948

Mobile:  07503 654938


Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2016 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Cabinet Member Social Inclusion - 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.


Areas of responsibility include:

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

·       Leisure Services

·       Voluntary and Community Sector Liaison

·       Community Energy Scheme and tackling fuel poverty

·        Green spaces and recreational facilities

·       The Food for People in Crisis Partnership, crisis loans scheme, development of social supermarket

·       Advocacy and Appeals


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.