About me, your Elected Mayor
My name is Ros Jones, and I am proud to be the elected Mayor of my home town Doncaster. I was born in Askern, where my dad worked at the local colliery, and I still live nearby in Norton.
Before getting involved in politics, I worked for over 30 years in the public sector as an accountant and a senior manager. This experience has been invaluable as we steered the council through the budget cuts imposed on Doncaster by the government, whilst trying to protect front line public services wherever possible.
When I became Mayor, my first priority was to put Doncaster Council back on the right track. The council had been classed as dysfunctional. It was in government intervention, and it had let down local people. We have now changed that and put the council back on a stable footing.
I am clear about my agenda for Doncaster. First and foremost is economic success. We must increase the quality and number of jobs on offer, bringing more high quality, skilled employment to the borough. We must also improve education and modernise our care services to cope with the growing and ageing population. I also want to ensure that local housing need is met and that we work together with local people and the voluntary sector. Finally, it is important that we get the basics right. That means providing effective, efficient services, such as collecting the bins, grass cutting and keeping our streets clean.
I am proud that in my first term, with the hard work of staff, we led the Council out of government intervention a year early. Since I became Mayor we have also seen improved educational outcomes and opportunities for our young people.
Doncaster is on a journey. Once the home of the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman and the base of the Vulcan bomber; the borough is now the home of Hitachi Rail fitting our Azuma trains, Doncaster Sheffield Airport with international flights and home to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is one of the UK's biggest and best visitor attractions.
Doncaster is renewing itself with new jobs, new private and public sector investment, new colleges, new homes and improved green spaces.
These are exciting times for Doncaster, and I am determined to play my part in driving the borough forward for the benefit of local people.
"My vision for Doncaster - To help us restart, get life back to normal, build up jobs again, and enjoy our lives once more in a safer, stronger, cleaner and greener Doncaster. We can bounce back. We have done it before. We can do it again. We will do it together!"
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel: 01302 862225
- address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU