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Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.

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Messy fun at the Museum

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.

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Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Clifton Park has this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

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Celebrating Yorkshire Day with tea and dance

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Waltz on down to Rotherham’s outdoor market where you can celebrate Yorkshire Day with lots of tea and dancing, on Monday 31 July.

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Teenagers celebrate discounted bus fares

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Transport - service changes news

A group of intrepid teenagers are celebrating after working with a bus partnership to secure discounted fares over the summer across Rotherham and beyond.

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Another step in the right direction as ‘Temporary’ work starts on Pedestrian Bridge

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.

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Work set to begin on town centre improvements

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Cyclists and pedestrians will see improvements in Rotherham town centre after the Council successfully obtained funding to improve access.

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Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government, a move which would bring all functions aside from children's social care back under Council democratic control.

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HS2 route announcement

Published on Monday, 17th July 2017 in Council news news

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: “The government and HS2 have made the wrong decision today.

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Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017 in Fitness news

An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

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Votes at 16 motion backed by Full Council

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Youthi news

Council leaders in Rotherham have backed a motion to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers.

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Lots of family fun during summer holidays

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Council news news

There are lots of “roar-some” family fun activities for children during the summer holidays at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

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Teenagers showing the love for where they live!

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Youth projects - volunteering news

Rotherham teenagers Felicity and Lawrence Eady have been getting behind the Council’s Love Where You Live campaign as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

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Grab a slice of family fun this summer

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park will be hosting entertainment and activities this July and August with six days of free family fun.

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We should be able to vote aged 16, say Youth Cabinet

Published on Tuesday, 11th July 2017 in Council news news

Council leaders in Rotherham are being urged to back plans to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers

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Rotherham's aim to become "child friendly"

Published on Tuesday, 11th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham is asking children and young people to help them make the town and surrounding borough "child friendly".

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Show your park you love it!

Published on Monday, 10th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from 14 to 23 July 2017.

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Public open day to celebrate Shiloh's 25th anniversary and move to new premises

Published on Friday, 7th July 2017 in Council news news

Shiloh Rotherham has recently moved into their specially converted new home on Station Road and will host an open day inviting the public to come and take a tour of the new facilities.

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Road closure for improvement works

Published on Thursday, 6th July 2017 in Council news news

Motorists are being advised that the B6089 Packman Road between Upper Haugh and Brampton Bierlow will be closed later this month for essential repairs and maintenance work.

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Smoking declining in Rotherham but more can be done

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Health advice news

More people are quitting smoking in Rotherham than elsewhere in Yorkshire and the Humber, a decade since the smoke free ban came in to force.

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Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Council and democracy news

The Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities is published today on the Council's website.

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Electoral view on Rotherham - Consultation on ward boundaries

Published on Tuesday, 4th July 2017 in Council news news

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is conducting an electoral review of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

Published on Monday, 3rd July 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools which have improved how they work with children with additional needs held a celebratory event last week.

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New homes for Rotherham will be a boost for tenants and first time buyers

Published on Friday, 30th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Rotherham residents are set for a major housing boost through a pioneering new scheme that will provide over 200 much needed new homes in the borough.

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Council moves forward with plans to transform autism and learning disability offer

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Health and social care news

The transformation of the learning disability and autism offer is set to move one step closer on 10th July when Council's Cabinet is asked to approve a series of consultations about future services.

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Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Primary school admissions news

A sponsor has been selected for Rotherham’s newest primary school – marking the next steps for the future of the prestigious multi-million pound Waverley development.

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Whole service review for Early Help

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Children and family care news

The next stage of a wholescale redesign for a Council service which helps families deal with issues before they escalate is set to begin.

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New ways to play tennis at Clifton Park

Published on Tuesday, 27th June 2017 in Sports pitches and courts news

With Wimbledon around the corner, the tennis season is in full swing and what better time to get out on court with friends and family!

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Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Thurcroft news

Twenty mph warning signs are being introduced outside a number of schools in Rotherham, as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness of sight and hearing loss in National Deafblind week

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council will be hosting a series of pop-up information stalls during Deaf/Blind Awareness Week to encourage local residents to become more aware of sight and hearing loss.

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Salon celebrates highlights after successful first year

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Regeneration news

Special autism-friendly sessions have been among the highlights of a Rotherham hair salon’s successful first year trading.

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Rotherham Council Launches Town Centre Masterplan

Published on Friday, 23rd June 2017 in Major developments news

Rotherham Council and Design Company WYG Group have revealed new plans that aim to transform Rotherham town centre, bringing more people to live, visit and work in the town.

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New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Wildlife news

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Rotherham Council and other community partners, have been awarded £514,000 of National Lottery money through the Big Lottery Fund.

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Council set to consult on additional housing sites

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Wath news

Rotherham Council is to consult the public on additional housing sites in the Dearne Valley as part of its Local Plan for the borough.

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Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Business and investment news

Rotherham Council is looking to improve the appearance of a major route through the town centre with progress on a group of derelict buildings – described as an “eyesore”.

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Sign up now for the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Council news news

Can you bear the excitement and crack the cases of some animal themed mysteries?

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Veterans reunite ahead of Rotherham's biggest ever Armed Forces Day

Published on Monday, 19th June 2017 in Local history and heritage news

Military veterans and families of Rotherham and South Yorkshire Armed Forces came together to share stories and reunite with old friends during an afternoon tea at Rotherham Town Hall.

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Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in People and communities news

Oil and gas firm INEOS Shale has applied to Rotherham Council for planning permission for an exploratory well on an area of land in the south of the borough.

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Water safety plea to parents

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water as more hot weather is forecast.

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Tenants and leaseholders invited to Annual Conference to shape services

Published on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Tenants and leaseholders invited to get involved in shaping services and improve neighbourhoods at the Annual Conference.

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