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Major road improvements in Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Thursday, 19th July 2018 in Town Centre news

Major repair and resurfacing works to one of Rotherham town centre’s major routes will take place from this weekend.

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Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 in Council news news

Clifton Park has this week been recognised, for the eighth year running, by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

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Creating a dementia friendly generation

Published on Monday, 16th July 2018 in Council news news

Older people with dementia in Rotherham have begun to share their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new project.

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Domestic abuse victim encourages people to report abuse

Published on Thursday, 12th July 2018 in Council news news

A former victim of domestic abuse has spoken openly about the harrowing abuse she suffered in order to encourage others to report it.

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School pupils create Smokefree park signs

Published on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 in Council news news

Smokefree park signs created by local school children will soon be seen in outdoor play areas across Rotherham.

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Bike breakfast encourages pupils to get active

Published on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 in Cycling news

Pupils from Anston Brook Primary School are enjoying a bike breakfast today (Wednesday 11th July) as part of the school’s ‘healthy school week’.

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Your waste, your responsibility

Published on Tuesday, 10th July 2018 in Refuse - flytipping news

Householders in Rotherham are reminded they could face being fined by the courts if they fail to ensure their waste is disposed of properly.

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Rotherham Show 2018 – something for everyone!

Published on Monday, 9th July 2018 in Arts and entertainment news

A combination of new attractions and old favourites will be on offer at this year’s Rotherham Show – still the biggest free-to-enter show in the North of England!

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Merger of Maltby Library and Customer Service Centre

Published on Monday, 9th July 2018 in Maltby news

Maltby residents will be able to use their newly merged Library and Customer Services Facilities from August 1 2018.

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Ben Parkinson to receive Rotherham Armed Forces Day flag

Published on Friday, 6th July 2018 in Council news news

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE will be this year’s recipient of the Armed Forces Day flag when it is lowered at a special ceremony in Rotherham.

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Work begins on new Rother Valley campsite facilities

Published on Thursday, 5th July 2018 in Camping and caravan sites news

Rother Valley Country Park has moved a step closer to having its own camping and caravan site, with construction work starting on the £3.7 million development.

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Footway repairs receive cash injection from Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 in Dinnington news

In its budget earlier this year, Rotherham Council announced an extra £1 million cash injection for footway and pavement repairs and those additional works are now underway.

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Local streets named by school children

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 in Housing news

A number of new street names have been chosen by children living near one of the borough’s newest estates.

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Health care practitioners to prescribe physical activity

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Council news news

Health leaders in Rotherham are to trial giving patients physical activity advice as part of a national pilot scheme.

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Clean sweep with plans for replacement bins

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Plans to get rid of old concrete bins and replace dozens of damaged bins across the borough are set to get the go ahead.

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More affordable homes for the borough

Published on Friday, 29th June 2018 in Council housing news

Plans to build more affordable homes, some of which could be brought on site ready-made, are set to be looked at by Rotherham Council.

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World Cup Walk to School

Published on Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Fitness news

School pupils in Rotherham have been treated to a World Cup themed walk-to-school event to encourage more pupils and parents to ditch the car and travel to school on foot.

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Quest to honour every fallen Rotherham soldier

Published on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 in Events news

A Rotherham fundraiser with a love of history has embarked on an ambitious project to uncover the history of every fallen soldier in the borough.

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Rotherham Council advises to stay safe in the sun

Published on Monday, 25th June 2018 in Health and social care news

Whilst residents might be enjoying the current warmer weather, they are also being asked to be prepared in case of higher temperatures over the coming days.

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Grants to help build stronger communities

Published on Thursday, 21st June 2018 in Council news news

Groups and organisations across Rotherham are set to benefit from funding grants aimed at strengthening local communities.

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Branch out and volunteer at Rotherham Libraries

Published on Thursday, 21st June 2018 in Council news news

From teaching knitting, family history, crafts, IT skills and reading, Rotherham residents can volunteer at Rotherham Libraries across the borough.

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More electric vehicle charging points on their way in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 21st June 2018 in Transport policy news

With National Clean Air Day taking place today (Thursday 21 June), Rotherham Council has released details of a number of planned new charging points for electric vehicles.

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Thousands of toothbrushes donated to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Council news news

Kind hearted Rotherham folk have donated thousands of toothbrushes following a month long appeal.

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Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Health and wellbeing news

As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.

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New service available to help you get healthy

Published on Tuesday, 19th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

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Blue Badge abuse prosecutions

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Council news news

Two people who used a child’s disabled parking badge to park in Rotherham Town Centre have been prosecuted by Rotherham Council.

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Stay safe when swimming

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water during national Drowning Prevention Week (June 15 – 25).

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New Strategic Director of Children’s Services appointed

Published on Friday, 15th June 2018 in Council news news

The new Strategic Director of Children’s Services for Rotherham Council has been named as Jon Stonehouse.

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Twenty thousand kids could be missing out on travel benefit in South Yorkshire

Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018 in Council news news

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging schools, parents and carers to make sure their 11 to 16 year olds get a MegaTravel pass before the summer.

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Community archaeological dig begins at Rockingham Pottery site in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Swinton news

A community archaeological dig will take place this week on the site of the famous Rockingham Pottery in Rotherham.

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Shiloh Rotherham is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Council news news

A voluntary group from Rotherham which works in the community supporting homeless and vulnerable people towards a fulfilling and independent life has been honoured.

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‘Why we should support Armed Forces Day’ – by our own veterans

Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018 in Council news news

As the clock counts down to this year’s Rotherham Armed Forces Day, some of the town’s military veterans are urging people to support the celebrations.

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It’s raining books!

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Libraries have joined forces with six other Library Authorities within the UK (Doncaster, Peterborough, Reading, Richmond, Shropshire and Stoke) in a Cloud Link project.

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Another step forward for Forge Island

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Regeneration news

A development partner for Forge Island could be chosen as early as July under proposals put forward to Rotherham Council, marking further progress on the Town Centre Masterplan.

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Love Food Hate Waste

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Recycling - information and advice news

Following on from last year’s successful campaign, residents in South Yorkshire will again be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

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Op Stovewood: Man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

Published on Friday, 1st June 2018 in Council news news

A 35 year-old man has been found guilty of sexual assault against a girl in 2014 as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood.

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McLaren Automotive gets the key to its new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 31st May 2018 in Council news news

A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

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Local Plan proposals near conclusion

Published on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in Council news news

A plan providing details of where new housing and employment sites can and cannot be built across Rotherham is set to be agreed by councillors.

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Planning takes first place nationally

Published on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in Planning and development news

Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

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Litter pickers celebrate their 2,000th bag!

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

Dedicated litter pickers from Anston and Dinnington are celebrating after collecting their 2,000th bag of rubbish!


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