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Voluntary and community support services – invitation for bids

Published on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council is seeking to appoint an organisation to lead in the design and provision of voluntary and community sector (VCS) infrastructure services in the borough.

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Welcome of CSE sentencing in first Operation Stovewood case

Published on Friday, 17th November 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Council leaders have welcomed the first sentences handed out to criminals as part historic investigations into child sexual exploitation by the National Crime Agency.

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Rotherham’s geared up for winter!

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Council news news

With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks Rotherham Council is reassuring residents that it is prepared for winter weather.

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It’s Panto time!

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents are being invited to get in the festive spirit and book their panto place, as the stars of this year’s show prepare to take centre stage!

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Body image a key pledge for Youth Cabinet in year ahead

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Council news news

Members of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet are urging other youngsters to be confident with their body image as part of a raft of measures they want to focus on in the year ahead.

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Last call for views on council tax support reforms

Published on Wednesday, 15th November 2017 in Benefits and support news

Time is running out for people 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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Calling all super sleuths - who can solve a thrilling murder mystery?

Published on Wednesday, 15th November 2017 in Council news news

Can you help us discover who killed John Coe? Use your detective skills to find the clues around Clifton Park Museum and solve the mystery!

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Please give what you can to help those in need this Christmas

Published on Tuesday, 14th November 2017 in Voluntary organisations news

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FiC) Partnership has launched its annual Christmas Appeal.

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Dozens of pupils attend anti-bullying event

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

School children are doing their bit to stamp out bullying with a special event for around one hundred pupils at Rotherham’s New York stadium today.

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‘War is …’ exhibition features prestigious artwork

Published on Friday, 10th November 2017 in Museums and galleries news

On Saturday (11 November) a new exhibition will be opening at Clifton Park Museum to coincide with Remembrance Day.

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Householders reminded to contact the Council

Published on Thursday, 9th November 2017 in Vehicle access - kerbs news

Householders in Rotherham are being reminded to check with the Council before carrying out any work on the pavements outside their properties.

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We’re being taken over – by children!

Published on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in Youth support news

If you come down to Clifton Park Museum on Friday 17 November, you’re in for a big surprise.

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Sparkling Rotherham Lights Switch-on starts festive season

Published on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham town centre will have lots of sparkle and family entertainment to begin the festive season at the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on.

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Crafty reason to visit the town centre

Published on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 in Markets and fairs news

Looking for something a bit different, or a unique hand-made gift?

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Partners launch Christmas Toy Appeal

Published on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 in Children and family care news

The Toy Appeal partnership is hoping to bring some Christmas cheer to families in need with the launch of its annual Christmas Toy Appeal on 13 November at Parkgate Shopping.

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Reclaim the Night in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 in Council news news

Women in Rotherham are being invited to walk through the town centre to Reclaim the Night on Friday 17 November 2017.

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Remembrance Day parade and service

Published on Monday, 6th November 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham will remember its fallen this weekend with the annual service and wreath-laying ceremony in the town centre.

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Please have your say on Home to School Transport

Published on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 in Community transport services news

The closing date is less than two weeks away for parents and carers to submit their views on possible changes to home to school transport arrangements.

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Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

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Business Companion publish distance selling video guide for businesses

Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 in Council news news

Trading standards experts have today published a new video guide aimed at online and distance sellers to ensure consumers and businesses are protected under the Consumer Rights Act.

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Child sexual exploitation survivors nominate Rotherham for national award

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Two child sexual exploitation survivors nominated Rotherham’s multi-agency team for a top national award for supporting them through their court cases.

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Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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Second time lucky hope Young Inspectors

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017 in Council news news

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham are hoping it will be second time lucky for them at a prestigious award ceremony next month.

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VIP Opening for Oakwood School

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Secretary of State and former Rotherham resident Justine Greening was today the guest of honour as she officially opened her former school in her home town.

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Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Thursday, 26th October 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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A new borough wide ‘Call to Action’ is launched

Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council is seeking information about community groups who are helping to make the borough a great place to grow older.

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Man without a van

Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in Rawmarsh news

Glynn Atkinson, of Rawmarsh, is now a “man without a van” after Rotherham Council used its powers to seize his vehicle and have it crushed when a court found him guilty of fly tipping.

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Leaving care can be lonely, says Rotherham youngster

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Council news news

Paislie, a student who was once in foster care has talked about how lonely it can be to leave the care system and why Rotherham is aiming to change this.

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Blank canvas for children to “re-imagine” Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Youth support news

Children and young people have been given a blank canvas to help drive through changes which will make Rotherham more child friendly.

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Millions of pounds to be pumped into transport schemes

Published on Monday, 23rd October 2017 in Council news news

Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region.

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Hunt for permanent family for four sisters

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017 in Children and family care 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 Children and family care 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 Children and family care 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 Fostering, adopting and looked after children 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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