Latest news and events

What's on in Rotherham

There's always lots happening across the borough. Sports and classes to get you active, regular library sessions for children and parents and community events that everyone can enjoy.

See what's on near you

Get involved

Help your community and influence how things are done in Rotherham. From taking part in consultations to standing for election, there's lots of ways to get your voice heard.

Find out more

Latest news

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?

The Manvers facility is a partnership between BDR (Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils) and 3SE, a consortium of Shanks and Scottish and Southern Energy.

A number of tours of the waste treatment plant at Manvers are being organised to show members of the public what happens to the quarter of a million tonnes of waste they throw away each year. Instead of being sent to landfill, it is processed and turned into useful resources including low carbon electricity.

Tours are available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 18 February 2017, 10am - 12noon
  • Saturday 18 February 2017, 2pm - 4pm
  • Saturday 18 February 2017, 6pm - 8pm
  • Monday 9 October 2017, 10am - 12noon
  • Monday 9 October 2017, 2pm - 4pm
  • Monday 9 October 2017, 6pm - 8pm

Each visit is limited to 12 people and spaces will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

You will need to provide the following information: name, contact number, shoe size, and jacket size (M, L, XL, XXL).

If you would like to book a space on any of these sessions please contact Shanks' Community Education Liaison Officer, Abi Cox.

Email Abi Cox to book a placeimage

Call Abi Cox to book a place on 01709 765350image


We webcast some public Council meetings. You can watch these live, or watch an archived broadcast from the past year.

See past and upcoming webcasts


Our YouTube channel has regular messages from commissioners and the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council. There's also guides to help you register and use the Your Account service.

See our YouTube channel

Rotherham Image Library

Download free, high quality photos from around the borough.

Media enquiries

If you're a journalist with an enquiry about our services, please contact our Communications and Media Team.


Phone (office hours):

  • Adult Services, Housing and Public Health: 01709 254431
  • Children and Young People’s Services: 01709 822732
  • Environment and Regeneration: 01709 822733

Emergency and out of hours enquiries

Phone (emergency out of hours): 01709 254432