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Motorists warned of possible delays at Kimberworth

Published on Friday, 29th July 2016 in Thorpe Hesley news

Motorists travelling through Kimberworth are being warned of potential delays as roadworks will be taking place from Monday (1 August).

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Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016 in Leisure and culture news

If you've ever wanted to find out more about Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park, now is your chance!

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Young first time buyers register opens to get 20 percent off the asking price of buying a new home

Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council is backing a new Government programme which will help under 40s get on the housing ladder, and local people are being urged to find out more.

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Anti-hate crime message at heart of exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 in Community safety news

Anti-hate crime messages are at the forefront of an art exhibition being hosted by the “Love is Louder” campaign in Rotherham.

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Family fun in Rotherham this summer

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 in Moorgate news

Don’t be stuck for something to do in Rotherham this summer holiday, there’s plenty going on!

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New cameras for civil enforcement officers

Published on Tuesday, 26th July 2016 in Street parking - enforcement and fines news

Drivers in Rotherham are usually polite and considerate. However, sadly, a small minority of drivers react aggressively in the event that a parking ticket is issued.

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Still time to have your say on waste

Published on Friday, 22nd July 2016 in Consultations news

For the first time, all four South Yorkshire Councils are joining forces to plan how to manage waste across the county.

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Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

Published on Friday, 22nd July 2016 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.

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Bright new look at Rotherham Markets

Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016 in Town Centre news

Visitors to Rotherham Markets will be greeted by an eye catching new entrance area when they call in to do their shopping.

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Dinnington given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan

Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016 in Dinnington news

Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

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Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Families news

Libraries across Rotherham launched the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 16 July and there’s still time for children to join in.

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High Speed Two (HS2) – find out more at public meetings in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Alternative recommendations for HS2’s route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been published by the Government.

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Families invited to March back in Time

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Clifton news

Families are invited to find out more about the First World War at a free event at Clifton Park and Museum.

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Rotherham's chance to have a say on new devolution powers

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham residents get the chance to have their say this week on how new powers to be given to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) should be used.

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Rotherham’s High Street welcomes two new retailers

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Business and investment news

Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed two new retailers – Maia Interiors and the Sweet Escape Dessert & Ice Cream Parlour.

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Journey back in time to the Rock ‘n’ Roll era with The Revolvers

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham residents can journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Let’s Do It Again with The Revolvers at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Friday 29 July.

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Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services

Published on Monday, 18th July 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.

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Reach for the skies at Boston Castle

Published on Monday, 18th July 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Find out more about the wonders of outer space this September as Rotherham’s Boston Castle holds an astronomical open day.

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Motorists advised of Green Arbour Road closure

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016 in Thurcroft news

Thurcroft residents are being reminded that a major road through the village will be temporarily closed from next week.

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Laser Credit Union latest position

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016 in Advice and benefits news

Rotherham Council is continuing to provide temporary accommodation and facilities to enable Laser Credit Union to offer limited services to its customers from Riverside House.

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Improvements for foster carers

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016 in Children and family care news

Foster carers are set to benefit from a raft of changes in a bid to help the borough increase the number of carers in town.

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Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2016 in Environment and planning news

Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

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Love is louder across Rotherham as Artbomb Project is launched

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2016 in Equality and diversity news

Crafty people across the borough have their hands full this week as they continue preparations for the launch of the Love Is Louder artbomb project next Monday July 18.

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Summer fun comes to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park will be buzzing this summer with eight days of great free activities during July and August as 'A Slice of Summer Fun' returns for its second year.

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Top award for waste partnership

Published on Tuesday, 12th July 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

A partnership which is revolutionising the treatment of household waste has scooped a prestigious national award in the same week the waste treatment facility at Manvers celebrated its first birthday.

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Council moves forward with town centre plans

Published on Thursday, 7th July 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council is proposing to develop a Masterplan which will provide further details on how the Town Centre will be developed in the next five to ten years.

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New taxi rules set gold standard

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

In the week which sees cameras installed in most Rotherham taxis Rotherham Council talks about the changes being made and how to report concerns if you think the regulations are not being met.

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Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Help for adults news

People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

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More social workers needed to lighten the load

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Job vacancies news

Lower caseloads, better management, more supervision and learning and development opportunities are all on the cards for social workers who want to come and work in Rotherham.

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Somme centenary focuses on local hero Captain Simpson

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Clifton news

First World War hero Captain Vivian Sumner Simpson is the focus of a talk, exhibition and family event taking place in Rotherham this summer.

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Transforming child sexual exploitation services In Rotherham

Published on Friday, 1st July 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is transforming the way it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE) and now it is delivering a ground-breaking service to tackle it.

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Have your say on powers for region

Published on Friday, 1st July 2016 in Business and investment news

A major consultation drive is being launched across the Sheffield City Region this week to ask all residents and businesses how the new powers the area will get under devolution should be used.

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Increase to secondary school places

Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016 in Secondary school admissions news

Hundreds of places are expected to be added to secondary schools across Rotherham in the next few years as part of £7 million growth plans.

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Long Term Future of Habershon House

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Residential care for children news

Habershon House's future to be discussed.

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Improvement is being made in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Social care and support news

Rotherham Council's children's social care services are improving.

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New primary school for Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.

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Road scheme revised following local concerns

Published on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 in Roads - road-works news

Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.

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‘Supercharged’ cycling hits Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 in Cycling - information and advice news

Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to re-discover the joy and convenience of cycling following the arrival of a fleet of electric bikes in Rotherham.

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Rotherham remembers the Somme

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Clifton park and museum news

Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services will hold a series of events and exhibitions throughout June and July to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to Jo Cox MP

Published on Friday, 17th June 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast in tribute to West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who died after being attacked on Thursday (16 June).


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