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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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Eastwood Landlord prosecuted

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in Eastwood news

A landlord has been ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge after pleading guilty to a selective licensing breach.

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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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Motorists advised of extended road works at Green Arbour Road

Published on Thursday, 7th September 2017 in Thurcroft news

Motorists are being advised they may experience on-going disruption at Green Arbour Road this month (September) as roadworks continue in Thurcroft.

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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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Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

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

TV’s Charles Hanson is coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum when members of the public will be able to bring along treasured items for valuation.

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Council tax break for care leavers

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

Extra financial support is being offered to vulnerable young people in Rotherham after plans to exempt care leavers from paying Council Tax were revealed.

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Rotherham Show returns for its 38th year

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham’s largest and most anticipated event returns to Clifton Park for its 38th year on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.

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Refurbished play area opens in Wath

Published on Friday, 25th August 2017 in Council news news

Children, parents and childminders celebrated the official opening of a refurbished play area at Wath.

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Students across Rotherham celebrate GCSE success

Published on Thursday, 24th August 2017 in Council news news

THOUSANDS of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

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Paws for the perfect frozen treat

Published on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

The summer bank holiday is almost here and we’ve found the perfect scoop!

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August bank holiday weekend opening times

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017 in Council news news

The August Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

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Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.

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Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A-Level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

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Bus travel helps thousands of young people take part in community programme

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

This summer thousands of young people from South Yorkshire will benefit from free travel when taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.

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Funding success to help Rotherham Council build stronger communities

Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2017 in Council news news

Local residents are set to benefit from a range of projects to strengthen local communities and ease pressure on services.

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Forge Island footbridge works completed ahead of schedule

Published on Friday, 4th August 2017 in Town Centre news

Work on the pedestrian bridge linking Forge Island to the town centre has been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.

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Success of campaign to cut food waste

Published on Thursday, 3rd August 2017 in Council news news

Thousands of South Yorkshire residents are taking part in a national campaign to waste less food.

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Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

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Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.

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Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Special Olympics GB’s National Games are to be held in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this August.

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New service aims to preserve treasured items

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Records and archives - loans, donations bequests and sales news

Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

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Active Ability supports local athletes to success in regional finals

Published on Wednesday, 26th July 2017 in Council news news

Local athletes came away with a haul of eight medals after successfully competing in the Special Olympic Regional Athletics Finals.

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Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

Music is something we all take for granted, to be able to listen to and enjoy. However, for some children, the love of music may be something they are never able to enjoy - because they are deaf.

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Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

One of the longest serving school governors in Rotherham has retired from the role.

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New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year.

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Double celebration for Shiloh

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

Shiloh Rotherham has received a quarter of a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to boost the support they give to local people experiencing difficulties in their lives - just as the doors open to its newly-refurbished building.

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Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.

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Messy fun at the Museum

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.


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