Roads, parking and transport
HS2 consultation – have your say by 9 March
People in Rotherham are being reminded that they can still have their say on the proposed route of the high speed rail line though South Yorkshire as part of the ongoing Government consultation.
Publication date: 23 February 2017
Roadworks start in “growth corridor”
Residents in the Wales and Aston areas are being reminded that work has started on improvement to the area’s road network as part of the “Growth Corridor” scheme.
Publication date: 15 February 2017
Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results
A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.
Publication date: 7 February 2017
Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved
Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.
Publication date: 2 February 2017
First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children
From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.
Publication date: 24 January 2017
Be safe this Christmas and New Year book a Rotherham taxi
Have fun and stay safe - book a Rotherham taxi. That’s the message Rotherham Council is giving to party-goers over Christmas and New Year.
Publication date: 21 December 2016
Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets
Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.
Publication date: 20 December 2016
Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras
A group of taxi drivers have lost an appeal against new rules that require them to install a taxi camera in their vehicles.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham
Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north
Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.
Publication date: 9 December 2016
Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate
Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.
Publication date: 1 December 2016
Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham
Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.
Publication date: 19 October 2016
New taxi rules bring about change
Passengers are starting to see the benefits of new taxi rules introduced by Rotherham Council, with taxi cameras fitted or soon to be fitted in over 500 vehicles.
Publication date: 10 October 2016
£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch
Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.
Publication date: 2 September 2016
High Speed Two (HS2) – find out more at public meetings in Rotherham
Alternative recommendations for HS2’s route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been published by the Government.
Publication date: 20 July 2016
New taxi rules set gold standard
In the week which sees cameras installed in most Rotherham taxis Rotherham Council talks about the changes being made and how to report concerns if you think the regulations are not being met.
Publication date: 6 July 2016
Road scheme revised following local concerns
Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.
Publication date: 23 June 2016
‘Supercharged’ cycling hits Rotherham
Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to re-discover the joy and convenience of cycling following the arrival of a fleet of electric bikes in Rotherham.
Publication date: 22 June 2016
South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative
South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europe’s roads.
Publication date: 24 May 2016
New taxi camera rules come into effect
Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.
Publication date: 13 April 2016
Families light up local area with lantern walk
Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.
Publication date: 30 March 2016
Changes to town centre parking fees
Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.
Publication date: 10 March 2016
Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham
A £7m investment in Rotherham’s bus network means there’s never been a better time to visit the town by public transport.
Publication date: 2 March 2016
Free parking set to continue at Forge Island
Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.
Publication date: 25 January 2016
Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals
People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.
Publication date: 20 January 2016
New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire
A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.
Publication date: 19 January 2016
UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire
The UK’S first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).
Publication date: 10 December 2015
Road scheme completed ahead of time
A complex and technically challenging scheme of engineering work to Old Flatts Bridge which carries the A630 Sheffield Parkway has been completed four weeks ahead of time and well within budget.
Publication date: 11 November 2015
Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads
A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.
Publication date: 9 October 2015
Rotherham joins the cycling revolution
Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.
Publication date: 30 September 2015
Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.
Publication date: 25 September 2015
Meet your Ride Leader!
Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.
Publication date: 19 August 2015
Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal
South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.
Publication date: 19 August 2015
Sky Rides are back for 2015!
Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.
Publication date: 29 July 2015
Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue
Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.
Publication date: 23 July 2015
Rotherham town centre road improvement scheme official opening
The road improvement scheme for the A630 in Rotherham town centre has reached completion.
Publication date: 13 July 2015
New taxi licensing policy agreed
Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.
Publication date: 8 July 2015
Fly tipper brought to justice
A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.
Publication date: 1 July 2015
Your views on Rotherham's roads
The public’s views on Rotherham's highways and transport services are once again being sought as part of a national survey.
Publication date: 26 June 2015
New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham
A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.
Publication date: 28 May 2015
Parking boost for Town Centre
The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.
Publication date: 14 May 2015
Further Bus Improvements Planned in Rotherham
South Yorkshire transport bosses, local authorities, bus operators and highway agencies are working together under a new agreement to improve bus punctuality and reliability in Rotherham.
Publication date: 6 May 2015
Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham
Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.
Publication date: 1 May 2015
Last stile removed in Wales
The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.
Publication date: 22 April 2015
Taxi licences revoked
The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls.
Publication date: 2 April 2015
Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again
Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.
Publication date: 27 March 2015
Free parking in Forge Island extended
Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!
Publication date: 9 March 2015
Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children
Directors of Public Health (DoPH) at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke.
Publication date: 4 March 2015
Bus Partnership helps local workers jump on board
Rotherham Bus Partnership is helping local workers discover better ways to commute through employer roadshows at some of the town’s most popular organisations.
Publication date: 27 February 2015
Licensing Board meeting cancelled
A meeting to discuss proposed changes to Rotherham's taxi licensing regulations has been cancelled in light of the recent government report.
Publication date: 9 February 2015
Bus usage continues to rise in Rotherham
More people are using buses in Rotherham, with 100,000 more passengers reported since the same time last year.
Publication date: 28 January 2015
Town centre welcomes free parking bays
The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.
Publication date: 20 November 2014
Rotherham taxi consultation to begin
The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.
Publication date: 4 November 2014
New taxi regulations for Rotherham
Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.
Publication date: 22 October 2014
Shop Local is on the buses!
Rotherham town centre's popular shopping reward scheme is set to hit the road, thanks to an innovative partnership with First South Yorkshire.
Publication date: 22 October 2014
Rotherham bus passenger numbers increase
New figures show that the number of people using buses in the borough has increased since the launch of Rotherham Bus Partnership in July 2014.
Publication date: 13 October 2014
Motorists warned of potential delays
Motorists are being warned of the start of long-term major roadworks on the Rotherham end of the Parkway.
Publication date: 24 September 2014
Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors
Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.
Publication date: 1 July 2014
Nether Haugh Improvement Works
Safety improvements are to be carried out at Nether Haugh following a number of recent collisions.
Publication date: 17 June 2014
Car sales warning
Motorists are being warned to ensure they fill in the correct documentation when they sell their vehicles.
Publication date: 11 June 2014
Rotherham's Drive for Life
One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.
Publication date: 29 May 2014
New partnership promises better network for bus passengers
Passengers are set to benefit from improvements to the bus network in Rotherham.
Publication date: 20 May 2014
New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!
Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.
Publication date: 1 May 2014
New future in sight for buses in Rotherham
The Council has committed to the launch of an innovative new bus partnership this summer that aims to make travel in the town easier and cheaper.
Publication date: 1 May 2014
Ride safe, stay safe
Smart riders in South Yorkshire can pick up a bargain and improve their riding skills to help them stay safe on the roads.
Publication date: 30 April 2014
Become a British Cycling ride leader
The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.
Publication date: 1 April 2014
River of colour commemorates First World War
Flanders Poppies will be a feature in the Council's highly-acclaimed and innovative planting scheme along the town's main roads this year.
Publication date: 25 March 2014
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Publication date: 4 March 2014
Ramblers tackle rights of way
Volunteers from the Ramblers Association are starting 2014 as they mean to continue – by helping keep more of Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.
Publication date: 27 February 2014
A rambling resolution for 2014
Volunteers from The Ramblers' Association will spend 2014 helping to keep Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.
Publication date: 2 January 2014
Street tribute to Fred
A Rawmarsh street has been named after one of Rotherham's most famous characters - the late civic chauffeur Fred Edwards.
Publication date: 28 November 2013
Find a Council car park
Planning a visit to Rotherham? Find a Council car park or street parking near you.