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New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017 in People and communities news

A new furniture scheme has launched in Rotherham to help tenants make their houses into homes when they move on from homelessness.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Houses of Parliament attack

Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament.

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It's Destination Poland for the Looked After Children's Council

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Looked after children - educational support news

Rotherham's looked after children will be flying to Poland for the trip of a lifetime after meeting their target of £9,000 to achieve their dream.

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Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Schools and education news

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.

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Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 March 2017

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning to show your appreciation to your mother on Mothering Sunday, Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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Secretary of State confirms return of further powers to Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s (21 March 2017) confirmation, by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, of further return of powers by the Government.

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Mayor's open invitation to tour Town Hall

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Mayoral invitations news

The Mayor of Rotherham will be hosting an open day at Town Hall for members of the public to showcase the history and heritage of Rotherham’s democratic hub.

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A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017 in Woodsetts news

Motorists are being warned to expect some night time disruption as repair work takes place on one of Rotherham’s busiest routes.

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Spring into better mental health

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017 in Active living news

The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.

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Double awards delight for housing services

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017 in Affordable housing news

Not just one but two of Rotherham Council’s housing teams are celebrating success following recognition for making a difference to the services they deliver.

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South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth to receive funding of £1.2 million

Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017 in Heritage news

A Partnership created by Barnsley Council and Rotherham Council, has been successful in winning a grant of £1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the south Yorkshi

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The town centre’s first ever comedy festival

Published on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham town centre will host its first ever comedy festival from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April.

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Law Court acquired for town centre regeneration

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has agreed to acquire the former Rotherham Magistrates Court in the latest move to regenerate the town centre.

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Secure your place at the 2017 tenants’ conference

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 in Affordable housing news

The Council is urging tenants to be early birds and get the date for the annual Tenants Housing Conference into their diaries.

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Pledge to halt school exclusion rates

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017 in School - exclusion of pupils news

Plans to build specialist therapeutic units at schools across Rotherham in a bid to slow down exclusion rates have been given the go ahead at a meeting today.

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The Council has a “positive organisational culture and is making continuous progress” find Inspectors

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017 in Schools and colleges news

Staff morale has been singled out for praise at Rotherham Council as part of a routine Ofsted inspection.

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Road improvements scheduled for Lime Grove

Published on Friday, 10th March 2017 in Swinton news

Rotherham Council is carrying out repairs and improvements across the borough as part of its £10 million 2020 Roads Programme, with Swinton residents the latest to see the benefits.

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Easter Fun in Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Friday, 10th March 2017 in Town Centre news

If you are looking for a day filled with fun activities and brilliant entertainment this Easter, then look no further than Rotherham Town Centre.

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Leader responds to revised HS2 route

Published on Thursday, 9th March 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council has submitted its views on the proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire.

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Please recycle responsibly this spring

Published on Thursday, 9th March 2017 in Recycling - information and advice news

Springtime is coming - signalling the start of the organic garden waste green bin service for Rotherham householders – as well as a chance to order compost bins at a discounted rate!

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Warning over council tax scam

Published on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 in Council tax news

Rotherham residents are urged to be vigilant after reports of a new council tax scam, which has affected other local authorities across the country, has emerged.

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Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 in Museums and galleries 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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Protecting the most vulnerable – Rotherham Council agrees 2017 / 18 budget

Published on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 in Council budgets news

Rotherham Council has today agreed its 2017/18 budget – approving proposals to meet a further funding shortfall of £24m, on top of £138m worth of savings which have already been made since 2010.

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New restaurant brings boost to Rotherham town centre

Published on Tuesday, 7th March 2017 in Town centre management news

Diners in Rotherham have a reason to celebrate with the official opening of a brand new restaurant this week.

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Man convicted of illegally importing dogs

Published on Monday, 6th March 2017 in Environment and planning news

A Rotherham man has been ordered to pay fines and compensation after he admitted importing dogs into the United Kingdom without health certificates.

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New Superfast South Yorkshire connection and innovation voucher scheme

Published on Friday, 3rd March 2017 in Business and investment news

See your business grow - access a faster broadband connection, introduce a new innovation and reap the rewards.

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Hundreds of pupils get school of choice

Published on Wednesday, 1st March 2017 in Schools and colleges news

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham will be going to their preferred secondary school this September, new figures out today show.

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Spring clean health and finances on National Stop Smoking day

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Health experts are saying, ‘no ifs or butts’ and urging smokers to make the most of using 8th March, to spring clean their health and their finances. 

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Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

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Electoral Review of Rotherham - Consultation on Ward Boundaries

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in People and communities news

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is conducting an electoral review of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Rotherham Council welcomes Boeing announcement

Published on Friday, 24th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s announcement that Boeing is to bring its first factory outside the USA to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID).

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Discover fascinating treasures in new Archives display

Published on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 in Local history and heritage news

Visitors can see a significant new display of fascinating historical treasures in the Rotherham Archives and Local Studies section at Clifton Park Museum.

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Business accelerator programme provides boost for the region’s start-ups

Published on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 in Business and investment news

Ten teams of entrepreneurs from the Sheffield City Region took part in a 12 week business accelerator programme resulting in four enterprises being offered investment to help drive their development.

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£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence

Published on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in Health and social care news

Rotherham Council, in partnership with Rotherham Rise, has been successful in its bid to increase funding to help victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives.

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Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor's ball

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017 in Mayoral invitations news

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend and for the Mayor of Rotherham this is certainly true, as a special donation signs her time off with a sparkle.

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It's official - Rotherham Squadron is Best in Britain

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Town Centre news

Air Cadets of 218 Squadron attended a special presentation evening at Rotherham Town Hall held to celebrate becoming the best drill foot team in the country.

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Theme Park Plans great boost for Borough’s Growth

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Planning applications - business news

One of Rotherham’s leading projects is due to take a step forward after planning permission was approved for a theme park and resort at Rother Valley this week (Thursday).

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Community events result in large numbers of dogs microchipped

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Dogs - registration news

Hundreds of dogs across the borough have been microchipped thanks to a series of dog micro-chipping events held last year.

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Final push for Destination Poland

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Looked after children - educational support news

A group of intrepid teenagers are urging the public to get behind them for one final push to help them reach their dream destination.

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Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.


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