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Spectators urged to plan journeys ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire

Published on Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Council news news

Bike race finishes in Doncaster on Thursday 3 May and starts from Barnsley on Friday 4 May, affecting public transport services along the route.

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Cavendish back in action at Le Tour de Yorkshire

Published on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 in Sports, clubs and centres news

Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the race.

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Drugs, antisocial behaviour and traffic offenders in the spotlight as Duxford comes to town

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

Operation Duxford is back in the borough for the third time and has a range of engagement and enforcement activities throughout the day.

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“Waste removal” fly tipper pays the penalty

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Greasbrough news

A man who advertised on Facebook as a waste removal business has been ordered to pay up almost £2,000 after he admitted fly tipping in a country lane.

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Good rating for special school

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

A school that teaches young people with social, emotional and mental health needs has been rated as being “good” by inspectors.

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Children once again get preferred primary school

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

Thousands of children will be going to their preferred primary school in Rotherham from this September, new figures out today show.

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Young lions can flourish at u17 euro finals on home soil says Gareth Southgate

Published on Friday, 13th April 2018 in Council news news

Having experienced playing for England in a tournament on home soil, Gareth Southgate knows better than most what lies in store for the Young Lions this May.

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Le Tour de Yorkshire – three weeks to go!

Published on Thursday, 12th April 2018 in Wentworth news

There are just three weeks until top cyclists will pass through the borough when stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Rotherham.

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Young lions boss Steve Cooper can't wait to lead England into action on home turf

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

England U17s’ class of 2017 catapulted themselves onto the global stage in October by lifting the World Cup trophy.

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Views sought over changes to services for families and young people

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

Children, young people and families are being asked to share their views about the proposed changes to the way the early help, youth services and family engagement services are delivered.

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Thorpe Hesley litter heroes Love Where They Live!

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Thorpe Hesley news

Community-spirited residents of Thorpe Hesley joined forces to blitz litter in their village – with a record turnout for a local litter pick in Rotherham.

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New free support service in Rotherham for people affected by substance misuse

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Substance misuse news

A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.

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Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Active for health news

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new opportunity to get active as the MS Society teams up with Rotherham Council and Sheffield Hallam University to bring MS Active for Health to the borough.

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Residents invited to comment on ‘Banana Plantation’ proposed exploratory works

Published on Monday, 9th April 2018 in Parks and open spaces news

Residents living in Parkgate have been invited to comment on proposed exploratory works on an area of Council-owned land near Infirmary Road.

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New dementia service for Rotherham

Published on Monday, 9th April 2018 in Community centres and facilities news

Making Space is partnering with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support and dementia cafes across the borough.

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Gear up to welcome the world's best cyclists

Published on Monday, 9th April 2018 in Wentworth news

With a month to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.

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U17 Euro Finals draw made at St. George's Park

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

England U17s will kick-off the U17 Euro Finals on home soil against Israel, following Thursday’s draw.

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The smarter way for young people to 'Getabout' in South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 5th April 2018 in Council news news

Young people can now GetAbout around South Yorkshire the smart way as TravelMaster’s discounted range for under-18s moves away from a paper ticket and onto a smart card.

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Home to School Transport Plans

Published on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 in Schools and education news

Council leaders are expected to agree to phase in updated Home to School transport arrangements over the next few months which will offer independence for users, and families better lifestyle choices.

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Waste Collection Changes

Published on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 in Council budgets and spending news

Monthly kerbside collection of plastics from all households in Rotherham will start early next year under plans due to be approved by the Council’s Cabinet.

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Shoppers to get free parking near markets

Published on Thursday, 29th March 2018 in Parking news

Free parking spaces are to be provided on Drummond Street, near to the Rotherham Markets complex, under new council proposals.

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Road improvements for Brinsworth

Published on Wednesday, 28th March 2018 in Brinsworth news

Brinsworth residents will see improvements taking place to one of their main shopping routes next week.

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Waste facility up for more top awards

Published on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 in Household waste - disposal sites news

The waste treatment facility at Manvers which has revolutionised the management of leftover household waste in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for two more national awards.

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Rotherham furthers its commitment to armed forces

Published on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Equality and diversity news

Leaders from the worlds of business, charity, the community and the Council have once again shown their solidarity in ensuring people who were in the armed forces have fair access to services.

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Rotherham Interchange refurbishment work due to start on 30 April

Published on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Public transport news

Construction work is programmed to start on Monday 30 April for a £12 million upgrade and refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

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Council commits over £40 million to deliver new homes for Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 in Business and investment news

Work has started on a major new build programme to develop over 300 high quality homes in Rotherham.

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Council triumphs with ‘Excellence in Tenant Engagement’ award

Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 in Council and democracy news

Council tenants in Rotherham can celebrate after the Council scooped the best engagement award in regional finals.

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Summer opening hours are on their way!

Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Spring is finally here and the evenings are getting lighter – a number of Council services are now moving to their summer opening hours.

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Get behind the Young Lions as championships head to Rotherham!

Published on Friday, 16th March 2018 in Sports, clubs and centres news

UEFA tournament ambassador Jack Butland is urging the nation to get behind the Young Lions – with just 50 days until the big kick-off.

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Works to start next month on major Rotherham redevelopment scheme

Published on Thursday, 15th March 2018 in Council news news

Work is due to start next month on a long-awaited redevelopment project which further boosts Rotherham’s continued regeneration.

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Gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire!

Published on Friday, 9th March 2018 in Wentworth news

Residents are being invited to get into the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire – as the race passes through a number of Rotherham villages for the first time this year.

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Mary Maclagen: Rotherham’s Suffrage Pioneer

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Records and archives news

As International Women’s Day is marked, a trail-blazing Rotherham woman has been included in a list of 100 Women’s Suffrage Pioneers.

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Contactless bus payments huge success across South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Council news news

First South Yorkshire has recorded over 42,000 contactless transactions since launching the new payment method over one month ago, with an average of 2,100 people switching to contactless every week.

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Take part in the Wentworth Woodhouse survey

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Council news news

Wentworth Woodhouse, in the north of the borough, is one of the country’s most prestigious country house and is cared for and maintained by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (“WWPT”).

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Heroes assemble – join the Great British Spring Clean this March!

Published on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 in People and communities news

Litter picking heroes are being urged to help spruce up the borough in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

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Shoppers to benefit from extra parking incentives

Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018 in Roads, parking and transport news

Shoppers and visitors to Rotherham will be able to benefit from a new parking offer from this weekend.

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Tenants to benefit as increased powers to target rogue landlords agreed

Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018 in Private housing news

Private housing tenants will benefit after Rotherham Council agreed to strengthen its powers to tackle rogue landlords in the borough.

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Even more pupils get school of choice

Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018 in Council news news

Thousands of pupils across Rotherham will be going to their preferred secondary school this September, with nearly all getting what they asked for.

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Children’s services to be accessible to families that need them

Published on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 in Council news news

Leaders have pledged to focus the Council’s limited resources on services for children, ensuring they remain accessible to the families that need them, rather than paying for under used buildings.

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US congressmen learn from region’s advanced manufacturing ‘catalyst’

Published on Friday, 23rd February 2018 in Business support and advice news

The world-leading reputation of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for advanced manufacturing brought a high-level delegation from the US Congress to the region this week.


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