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Rotherham bird keepers warned of new flu-prevention requirements

Published on Friday, 19th January 2018 in Animal welfare news

Rotherham residents who keep poultry or other domestic birds are being warned that new measures are in place following confirmed cases of bird flu in the UK.

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Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Thursday 25 January.

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Planning success for major town centre building

Published on Monday, 15th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has this week approved plans to re-develop a prominent town-centre building.

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Anti-social behaviour focus of community engagement event

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018 in Council news news

The clip-clop of horse hooves could be heard around the streets of a Rotherham village this week as three special guests joined officers on patrol.

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Council consults on Government Inspector’s changes to draft Local Plan

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is consulting on some changes to its draft local plan required by a Government Inspector.

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UCR roof "topped off" as build reaches one step closer to completion

Published on Thursday, 11th January 2018 in Council news news

A topping-out ceremony was held to celebrate a huge milestone in the construction of the brand new University Centre Rotherham, located on Doncaster Gate in Rotherham town centre.

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Rotherham Council spearheads the largest seizure of vehicles for fly-tipping in the UK

Published on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 in Refuse - flytipping news

A joint operation led by Rotherham Council has seen ten vehicles seized for suspected fly tipping.

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Jail for man who raped 12-year-old girl

Published on Friday, 5th January 2018 in Child sexual exploitation news

A 25-year-old man who was found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in Rotherham has been sent to prison for eight years.

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Have your say on Sheffield City Region transport plans

Published on Friday, 5th January 2018 in Transport policy news

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live from Monday 8 January.

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Rotherham leading the way as Yorkshire’s fastest growing economy

Published on Thursday, 4th January 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed a new report which reveals Rotherham is the fastest growing-city economy in Yorkshire, and the eighth fastest growing economy in the UK.

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Adorable alpacas set to put smiles on children’s faces

Published on Thursday, 4th January 2018 in Children and family care news

Children in care in Rotherham have been given an extra special present this festive season – to trek with alpacas.

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Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people

Published on Tuesday, 19th December 2017 in Youth support news

Rotherham Council contract partner Mears continues to provide training opportunities for people in the borough and recently celebrated the achievements of recent apprentice’s at their annual awards.

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Town centre living set to expand

Published on Monday, 18th December 2017 in Town centre management news

Rotherham is set to benefit from five new homes in the town centre, driving forward the Council’s commitment to transform the borough and create a town where people want to live and work.

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Nursery given outstanding rating once again

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

Inspirational leadership was the driving factor in a Rotherham nursery scooping an outstanding rating in a recent inspection.

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Rotherham’s council housing boost gets off the ground

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Homes and property news

A major housing development that is set to boost the number of council homes and reenergise several areas across the borough has begun with an official sod cutting event on site.

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Career Matters at Magna

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Work jobs training and advice news

Students, jobseekers and local businesses recently came together to share employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals

Published on Thursday, 7th December 2017 in Council news news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £15 million from its budget over the next financial year.

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Smokers warned of dangers of black market tobacco

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Council is warning people of the dangers of smoking black market cigarettes following a crackdown in Rotherham.

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Nuisance neighbours warned following equipment seizure

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

“We won’t tolerate noise nuisance, and if you don’t heed warnings, you could see your property confiscated.”

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Take a trip down memory lane!

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Museum events and exhibitions news

Children can get “hands on” with some of the toys their parents and grandparents would have played with, and adults can take a trip down memory lane, with a new series of events and workshops.

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Twenty five great new homes to meeting housing needs in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

Rotherham Council is taking steps to make sure the housing it offers for rent meets the needs of Rotherham’s residents.

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Stay Well This Winter

Published on Wednesday, 29th November 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to take early action to avoid catching colds and flu in order to stay well this winter.

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Man jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham girls

Published on Monday, 27th November 2017 in Children and family care news

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the sexual abuse of three young girls in Rotherham in 2015.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 in Carers news

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham has been nationally recognised for their work at a prestigious award ceremony in London last night.

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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 Roads - snow clearance 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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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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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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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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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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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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