Title: Cabinet Member for Housing
Political grouping: Labour
Ward: Rother Vale
Other councillors representing this Ward:
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Cabinet Member Housing - Councillor Amy Brookes
Councillor Brookes was elected to the council in 2016 to represent Rother Vale ward and appointed as Cabinet Member for Housing in 2021. A lifelong resident of Rotherham she went to Wickersley Comprehensive School before reading Archaeology, Anthropology and Classics at the University of Durham.
She works in higher education supporting world leading researchers to form partnerships and communicate on the creation of socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable urban futures. In the past she worked at South Yorkshire Women’s Development Trust as well as a further community development trust in Sheffield. This was followed by a year as a teacher in a vocational sixth form in Sweden. Her career in higher education began in international marketing and partnerships which involved travel to the Gulf, Middle East and Central Asia.
Areas of responsibility include:
· Management, improvement and adaptation of council housing stock
· Oversight of Housing Revenue Account
· Housing Strategy and affordability policies
· Selective Licensing and regulation of private landlords
· Homelessness and rough sleeping
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 Rother Vale ward can be found on the Council’s website.