Councillor Amy Brookes

Profile image for Councillor Amy Brookes

Title: Cabinet Member for Housing

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Rother Vale

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Advice surgeries will be held at Catcliffe Memorial Hall, Old School Ln, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5SP on:
Wednesday 26th October
Wednesday 30th November
Wednesday 21st December
Wednesday 25th January

Or please contact via email to arrange a telephone call or online meeting at mutual convenience

Contact information

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

Bus. phone:  01709 255943

Email:  amy.brookes@rotherham.gov.uk

Responsibilities

Committee appointments

Terms of Office

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

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

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

 

News

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.