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Hunt for permanent family for four sisters

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017 in Council news news

The bond between four young sisters in Rotherham has been deemed to be so deep that they now need to be adopted together.

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Public Spaces Protection Order comes into force

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents are reminded that the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) comes into force in Rotherham today (Friday).

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New Rotherham sensory support centre is officially opened

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Health and social care news

A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.

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Autumn toddler crafts at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Council news news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “autumn toddler crafts” workshops at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 24 October.

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Rother-Howl returns to Rotherham town centre

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Council news news

Prepare to be scared this Halloween as students from Rotherham College take you on a terrifying trail into a darker side of the town’s history with Rother-Howl: The Rotherham Halloween walk.

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Men jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham girls

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Two men were jailed earlier this month, for sexually abusing three girls in Rotherham.

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School pupils challenged to safety quiz ahead of Bonfire Night

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Council news news

Be bright, be seen, be safe - that’s the message being delivered to primary school children in the run up to Bonfire Night.

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More than 170 reasons for Rotherham’s looked after children to shine

Published on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 in Council news news

More than 170 of Rotherham’s looked after children and young people have picked up awards for their achievements at a glittering red-carpet event at New York Stadium.

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Helping hands for victims of hate crime

Published on Monday, 16th October 2017 in Council news news

As Hate Crime Awareness Week is marked across Britain, victims of hate crime are being given extra support following the launch of a new campaign in Rotherham.

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Symphony of Metal, Fire and Water comes to the River Don

Published on Thursday, 12th October 2017 in Town Centre news

Visitors can experience amazing sights and sounds when a local river is brought alive with music, boats and visual effects to celebrate Rotherham’s steel-making past.

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External demolition starts on Law Courts

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Business and investment news

Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.

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Carers launch the flu campaign

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Health and social care news

Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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Clifton Park is in nation’s top ten – again!

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Parks and open spaces - outdoor facilities news

Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces by the public.

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Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

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Residents urged to have their say over council tax support reforms

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Council news news

People are being urged to have their say on plans to reform Rotherham’s council tax support scheme, as the Council considers its budget options.

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Winter opening hours have arrived

Published on Friday, 6th October 2017 in Council news news

The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

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Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

Published on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham is turning the tables on its past after being lined up for a prestigious employer of the year award.

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New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.

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More quitters in time for Stoptober 2017

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham is bucking the national trend, as smoking continues to decline across the borough.

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Mighty seeks to make a mark on business growth in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 29th September 2017 in Council news news

An initiative to develop start-up and young businesses across Rotherham, with free, tailored help and support, launches at Rotherham Parkgate on Saturday 30 September.

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Consultation opens on home to school transport

Published on Thursday, 28th September 2017 in Council news news

Parents and carers of children and young people who require specialist home to school transport are being urged to tell the Council their views.

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Childhood nostalgia at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Were you a 50s babe? Or brought up in the 70s? Visit Clifton Park Museum’s new exhibition and relive your fondest childhood memories.

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Bumper crop of entries as garden awards blossom more than ever!

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders have been awarded for their blooming success at the annual Garden Awards ceremony, which took place at Rotherham Town Hall on September 7 2017.

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Recycling - it’s worth it

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Council news news

Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.

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Rotherham’s Mayor gives her backing to Project EDWARD

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Mayor Cllr Eve Rose Keenan gave her backing to Project EDWARD – European Day without a road death – on September 21st.

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Improvement work continues at Corporation Street

Published on Tuesday, 26th September 2017 in Town Centre news

Motorists are being advised that a town centre car park will be temporarily closed from October 9, as improvement works for cyclists and pedestrians continue.

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Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

Published on Friday, 22nd September 2017 in Council news news

People from across Rotherham are being invited to learn something new and have fun as Riverside Library hosts the borough’s first ever “Fun Palace.”

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Chimneys back on the horizon for Tinsley

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in Council news news

A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for Sheffield and the region.

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Iceland Foods fined £2.5 million following fatal accident

Published on Tuesday, 19th September 2017 in Council news news

Iceland Foods Limited have this week (18 September 2017) been fined £2.5 million at a sentencing hearing at Grimsby Crown Court.

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Minister launches first Citylink tram train into service

Published on Friday, 15th September 2017 in Council news news

Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP launches first Tram Train into service.

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Government returns further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has welcomed confirmation from Government that more powers have been returned to the authority.

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Rotherham’s giant of a pantomime is launched!

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham panto fans are in for a festive treat when Coronation Street’s Nigel Pivaro, better known as infamous bad boy Terry Duckworth, stars in the 2017 pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk.

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of university centre Rotherham build

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 in Council news news

The Leader of Rotherham Council is this week set to mark the start of construction work for the University Centre Rotherham (UCR).

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Consultation on home to school transport

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is to consult with families and schools about its Home to School transport policies for students and children, including those with special educational needs or disabilities.

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Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council has today published six investigation reports, commissioned following the findings of the Jay Report (2014) and the Casey Report (2015).

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Industrial units to deliver business boost

Published on Monday, 4th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is proposing to build several new business units in a bid to attract more inward investment to the borough.

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Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.

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Vote for Clifton Park in the UK’s People Choice Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Clifton Park was awarded a top position in last year’s newly-launched Keep Britain Tidy People’s Choice award - and you can now vote for it to become the number one park in the UK!

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New gyms promote outdoor exercise

Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017 in Greasbrough news

New facilities aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people have officially opened in Rotherham.

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Public give backing to new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.


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