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Please explore the site to see our work, our responsibilities and what we do. We hope you find this useful.

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What do we do?

As the first tier of local government, Catcliffe Parish Council are responsible for some of the land and activities in the area.

Catcliffe Parish Council are responsible for:

Poplar Way Recreation Ground with 2 football pitches, changing rooms, a basketball net, youth shelter and children’s play area.

Running a Playgroup

Providing a weekly gentle exercise group

Providing kids holiday activities

A Christmas event in the hall

Regular litter pick around the area

We are sole trustee of Catcliffe Memorial Hall Fund, which runs the Memorial Hall to be rented out to groups for regular activities, and private hirers for parties.

Allotments and Bowling Green are rented out for a small fee and kept by the Allotment Society and Bowling Club respectively.

We have recently removed the damaged play equipment from Highfield View and are working to get this area back to a usable space for residents.

We currently employ 4 part time staff to do all of this.

How is this paid for?

All of our work is funded by the precept local people pay alongside their council tax, apart from the toddler group which is part funded by the lottery.

Are we part of Rotherham Borough Council?

In a word – no. While we often work closely with Rotherham Council, we are 2 separate organisations, responsible for different things in the area so issues to do with housing, fly tipping, and highways are unfortunately not something we can solve. We can, however, point you in the right direction of who to contact, and have arranged drop-in sessions at the Memorial Hall so residents with any issues have access to parish councillors, ward councillors, Rotherham Council staff, and police.

How does the Parish Council work?

The Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors although there are currently 3 vacancies.

They meet once a month for full council meeting to make sure their planned projects and budget is on track and to discuss any local issues, and every 2-3 months for the Memorial Hall Trust. Other committee meetings are arranged for events and staffing as and when needed.

If you would like more information on becoming a councillor, please let the Clerk know.

We would also love to hear from local residents who are interested in volunteering, or other community groups that we might be able to link with to work together on certain projects.

Please email Josie – – for any more information.