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HS2 consultation – have your say by 9 March

Published on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

People in Rotherham are being reminded that they can still have their say on the proposed route of the high speed rail line though South Yorkshire as part of the ongoing Government consultation.

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Roadworks start in “growth corridor”

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Kiveton Park news

Residents in the Wales and Aston areas are being reminded that work has started on improvement to the area’s road network as part of the “Growth Corridor” scheme.

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Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results

Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.

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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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First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in Public transport news

From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.

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Be safe this Christmas and New Year book a Rotherham taxi

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Have fun and stay safe - book a Rotherham taxi. That’s the message Rotherham Council is giving to party-goers over Christmas and New Year.

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Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in Public transport news

Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.

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Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A group of taxi drivers have lost an appeal against new rules that require them to install a taxi camera in their vehicles.

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Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.

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Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north

Published on Friday, 9th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.

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Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.

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Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

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New taxi rules bring about change

Published on Monday, 10th October 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Passengers are starting to see the benefits of new taxi rules introduced by Rotherham Council, with taxi cameras fitted or soon to be fitted in over 500 vehicles.

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£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Published on Friday, 2nd September 2016 in Public transport news

Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.

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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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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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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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South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Road safety news

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europe’s roads.

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New taxi camera rules come into effect

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Commissioners news

Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

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Families light up local area with lantern walk

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Schools and education news

Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.

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Changes to town centre parking fees

Published on Thursday, 10th March 2016 in Business and investment news

Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.

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Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A £7m investment in Rotherham’s bus network means there’s never been a better time to visit the town by public transport.

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Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 in Libraries news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

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New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.

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UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

The UK’S first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).

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Road scheme completed ahead of time

Published on Wednesday, 11th November 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A complex and technically challenging scheme of engineering work to Old Flatts Bridge which carries the A630 Sheffield Parkway has been completed four weeks ahead of time and well within budget.

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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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Rotherham joins the cycling revolution

Published on Wednesday, 30th September 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.

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Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

Published on Friday, 25th September 2015 in Health and social care news

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

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Meet your Ride Leader!

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.

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Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Children and family care news

South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.

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Sky Rides are back for 2015!

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.

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Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015 in Help for adults news

Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.

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Rotherham town centre road improvement scheme official opening

Published on Monday, 13th July 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

The road improvement scheme for the A630 in Rotherham town centre has reached completion.

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New taxi licensing policy agreed

Published on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 in Environmental health news

Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

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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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Your views on Rotherham's roads

Published on Friday, 26th June 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

The public’s views on Rotherham's highways and transport services are once again being sought as part of a national survey.

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New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 28th May 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.

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