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Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Environment and planning news

Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.

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UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

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Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has officially taken ownership of the former Rotherham Magistrates Court building - bringing the Council another step closer in its plans to regenerate the town centre.

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Giant smiles as Gulliver’s Valley Resort planning permission is confirmed

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Gulliver’s family theme park resort’s 'most ambitious plans yet' will come to fruition now that the Secretary of State has agreed with Rotherham Council that development can go ahead.

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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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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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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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Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Work on a key site in the heart of Rotherham town centre could start as early as next year after it was bought by Rotherham Council this week.

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Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Plans for a university centre in Rotherham are taking a step forward after a £3.5m funding injection from the Sheffield City Region.

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Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Published on Friday, 10th February 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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‘Meet the Buyer’ – with Rotherham Council and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Events news

Local businesses are invited to make face-to-face contacts and gain an idea of what they can do to help their businesses grow at the next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.

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Do you Love Where You Live

Published on Monday, 6th February 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Love is in the air – and on the ground - ahead of Valentine’s Day with a new campaign to encourage residents to get involved in making Rotherham a cleaner, happier place to live.

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Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

Published on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.

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Funds secured for key Rotherham project

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

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Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in People and communities news

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham?

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Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

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Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in People and communities news

The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

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Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Business and investment news

A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.

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Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in People and communities news

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

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Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

Published on Wednesday, 12th October 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council has been given the green light to buy Forge Island from Tesco and prepare it for investment.

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Recycling Week 2016

Published on Friday, 9th September 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

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Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council

Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.

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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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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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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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Theme Park plans a step closer

Published on Wednesday, 1st June 2016 in Regeneration news

Plans to open a family theme park adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park are another step closer after Rotherham Council formally agreed the sale of land to Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks.

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Dinnington sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan

Published on Wednesday, 1st June 2016 in Dinnington news

Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

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Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads

Published on Friday, 9th October 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.

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Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

Published on Monday, 14th September 2015 in Business and investment news

The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

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Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain

Published on Friday, 24th July 2015 in Environment and planning news

The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

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Fly tipper brought to justice

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

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South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

Published on Monday, 1st June 2015 in Homes and property news

Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

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New horse act welcomed

Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

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Major milestone for new waste facility

Published on Thursday, 5th March 2015 in Environment and planning news

The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

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No change to bin collections

Published on Thursday, 19th February 2015 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

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CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014 in Environment and planning news

For two days in October, the Council hosted visitors from across the world as part of a European Union conference on Climate Change Innovation.

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Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!

Published on Thursday, 14th August 2014 in Environment and planning news

Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

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Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in People and communities news

The owners of the site of the former Masbrough Chapel have been formally served with a legal notice to “clean up” the land.

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Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Schools and education news

Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.

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Inspector praises local housing plan

Published on Monday, 14th July 2014 in Environment and planning news

Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

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