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Thousands of toothbrushes donated to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Council news news

Kind hearted Rotherham folk have donated thousands of toothbrushes following a month long appeal.

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Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Health and wellbeing news

Residents who choose to ‘share their lives’ and support people in the borough who have a disability or sensory need, (people with care and support needs) have been celebrated at a special event

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New service available to help you get healthy

Published on Tuesday, 19th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

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Blue Badge abuse prosecutions

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Council news news

Two people who used a child’s disabled parking badge to park in Rotherham Town Centre have been prosecuted by Rotherham Council.

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Stay safe when swimming

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water during national Drowning Prevention Week (June 15 – 25).

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New Strategic Director of Children’s Services appointed

Published on Friday, 15th June 2018 in Council news news

The new Strategic Director of Children’s Services for Rotherham Council has been named as Jon Stonehouse.

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Twenty thousand kids could be missing out on travel benefit in South Yorkshire

Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018 in Council news news

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging schools, parents and carers to make sure their 11 to 16 year olds get a MegaTravel pass before the summer.

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Come and celebrate Museum’s special birthday!

Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018 in Clifton park and museum news

Come along to Clifton Park Museum and enter a world of Victorian curiosity, delight and intrigue to celebrate the Museum’s 125th birthday!

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Community archaeological dig begins at Rockingham Pottery site in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Swinton news

A community archaeological dig will take place this week on the site of the famous Rockingham Pottery in Rotherham.

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Shiloh Rotherham is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Council news news

A voluntary group from Rotherham which works in the community supporting homeless and vulnerable people towards a fulfilling and independent life has been honoured.

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‘Why we should support Armed Forces Day’ – by our own veterans

Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018 in Council news news

As the clock counts down to this year’s Rotherham Armed Forces Day, some of the town’s military veterans are urging people to support the celebrations.

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It’s raining books!

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Libraries have joined forces with six other Library Authorities within the UK (Doncaster, Peterborough, Reading, Richmond, Shropshire and Stoke) in a Cloud Link project.

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Another step forward for Forge Island

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Regeneration news

A development partner for Forge Island could be chosen as early as July under proposals put forward to Rotherham Council, marking further progress on the Town Centre Masterplan.

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Love Food Hate Waste

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Recycling - information and advice news

Following on from last year’s successful campaign, residents in South Yorkshire will again be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

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Events in Rotherham for Carers Week 2018

Published on Monday, 4th June 2018 in Homes and property news

There are events happening across the borough for Carers Week, which runs from 11 to 17 June 2018.

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Op Stovewood: Man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

Published on Friday, 1st June 2018 in Council news news

A 35 year-old man has been found guilty of sexual assault against a girl in 2014 as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood.

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McLaren Automotive gets the key to its new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 31st May 2018 in Council news news

A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

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Local Plan proposals near conclusion

Published on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in Council news news

A plan providing details of where new housing and employment sites can and cannot be built across Rotherham is set to be agreed by councillors.

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Planning takes first place nationally

Published on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in Environment and planning news

Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

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Litter pickers celebrate their 2,000th bag!

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

Dedicated litter pickers from Anston and Dinnington are celebrating after collecting their 2,000th bag of rubbish!

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Life is sweet for Ann’s Candy!

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Market trader Ann Savage is playing it cool in the current heatwave after expanding her popular sweet stall to offer ice creams and slush drinks!

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Boston Castle – could you volunteer?

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

National Volunteers’ Week starts this Friday, and Rotherham’s Boston Castle is calling for local people with a few hours to spare to come and volunteer at the historic building and park.

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Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Children and family care news

It is the last chance for people to have their say over proposed changes to the way the early help and family engagement services are delivered as time runs out on a consultation.

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Town centre celebration for triumphant Millers!

Published on Sunday, 27th May 2018 in Town Centre news

Rotherham United are set to celebrate their promotion to the Championship in style with an open-top bus tour of the town centre on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

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Changes to Council Cabinet

Published on Friday, 25th May 2018 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

The Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read, has made a number of changes to his Cabinet which has seen the creation of a new post focussing on the environment.

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Views sought on future of Rotherham Markets

Published on Thursday, 24th May 2018 in Council news news

Residents are being asked for their views on the future design of Rotherham markets as part of Rotherham Council’s plans to regenerate the town centre.

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Pick up a bargain at Rotherham’s new town centre Car Boot Sale

Published on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 in Business and investment news

Rotherham residents have the chance for a Spring Clean as the Council launches a new Car Boot Sale in the Town Centre on Sunday 24 June 2018.

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Former firefighter to be new Mayor

Published on Friday, 18th May 2018 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

A former firefighter is the new Mayor of Rotherham after being officially sworn in on Friday 18 May 2018.

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Lumière Gallery lights up Rotherham’s High Street!

Published on Friday, 18th May 2018 in Town Centre news

Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed a new business, in the shape of the Lumière Gallery.

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More childminders needed in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Council news news

Falling numbers of childminders has prompted Council leaders to offer to pay for people to train in the profession.

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Plans unveiled for Rotherham Armed Forces Day 2018

Published on Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Council news news

A Lancaster Bomber flypast and a military parade through Rotherham town centre are just two of the highlights planned for this year’s Armed Forces Day.

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Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 in Children and family care news

People are being urged to donate toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to foodbanks to help combat childhood tooth decay in Rotherham.

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Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

More than 30 Rotherham council foster carers, children, councillors and fostering team staff are appearing in a new video asking one simple question: Do you have the heart to foster?

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Improving the borough’s mental health one step at a time

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Mental health news

A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).

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Rotherham’s looked after children’s suitcase campaign pays off

Published on Friday, 11th May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham’s looked after children are celebrating the success of their Bin Liners are Not Suitcases campaign following a donation of more than 60 new suitcases.

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Improvement journey outlined for residents with learning disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 9th May 2018 in Social care and support news

Plans to transform services for people with a learning disability in Rotherham are unveiled in a report that will be presented to Councillors later this month.

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Free Wi-Fi plan for Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Tuesday, 8th May 2018 in Town Centre news

Visitors to Rotherham Town Centre could soon benefit from free public access Wi-Fi if new proposals get the green light.

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Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

Published on Friday, 4th May 2018 in Council news news

A 42-year man from Rotherham has been found guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers Emporium

Published on Friday, 4th May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham’s Visitor Centre and Civic Theatre Box Office are relocating to the Makers Emporium on High Street this month, in a move set to benefit businesses.

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Garden competition begins

Published on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants to enter the popular contest.


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