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Helping hands for victims of hate crime

Published on Monday, 16th October 2017 in Council news news

As Hate Crime Awareness Week is marked across Britain, victims of hate crime are being given extra support following the launch of a new campaign in Rotherham.

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Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

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Residents urged to have their say over council tax support reforms

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Council news news

People are being urged to have their say on plans to reform Rotherham’s council tax support scheme, as the Council considers its budget options.

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Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

Published on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham is turning the tables on its past after being lined up for a prestigious employer of the year award.

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Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

Published on Friday, 22nd September 2017 in Council news news

People from across Rotherham are being invited to learn something new and have fun as Riverside Library hosts the borough’s first ever “Fun Palace.”

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New gyms promote outdoor exercise

Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017 in Greasbrough news

New facilities aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people have officially opened in Rotherham.

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Public give backing to new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.

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Funding success to help Rotherham Council build stronger communities

Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2017 in Council news news

Local residents are set to benefit from a range of projects to strengthen local communities and ease pressure on services.

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Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Special Olympics GB’s National Games are to be held in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this August.

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Double celebration for Shiloh

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

Shiloh Rotherham has received a quarter of a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to boost the support they give to local people experiencing difficulties in their lives - just as the doors open to its newly-refurbished building.

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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Leisure and culture news

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

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Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in People and communities news

Local residents are thanked for their patience following a large fire at a waste recycling site on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst.

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Don’t let thieves steal the spring in your step

Published on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in Crime prevention news

Summer is just around the corner – and with the weather warming up, Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have teamed up to warn residents of burglary dangers.

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Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

Published on Friday, 28th April 2017 in People and communities news

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for young people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced.

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Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

Published on Thursday, 27th April 2017 in Dog and animal fouling news

Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.

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Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017 in People and communities news

South Yorkshire will play host this week to a high-level delegation from the Lithuanian Government who are looking at public private partnership projects in the county.

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From unemployed to employee of the month

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in People and communities news

A young man who was given support from the council to get in to work, has gone from being unemployed to employee of the month in just a few short months.

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South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council raise awareness of hate

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017 in Community advice news

South Yorkshire Police officers and Council members have been engaging with the public to raise awareness of hate and community justice today, Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017 in People and communities news

A new furniture scheme has launched in Rotherham to help tenants make their houses into homes when they move on from homelessness.

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Electoral Review of Rotherham - Consultation on Ward Boundaries

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in People and communities news

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

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£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence

Published on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in Health and social care news

Rotherham Council, in partnership with Rotherham Rise, has been successful in its bid to increase funding to help victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives.

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Community events result in large numbers of dogs microchipped

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Dogs - registration news

Hundreds of dogs across the borough have been microchipped thanks to a series of dog micro-chipping events held last year.

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First Maltby Triathlon announced

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the first Maltby Triathlon which has been announced to take place in May 2017.

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Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Partnership with Places for People Leisure raises thousands for the British Heart Foundation.

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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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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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Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.

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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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Youth projects kick off thanks to Safer Rotherham Partnership funding

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Community safety news

Young people in Rotherham are set to benefit from two new projects funded by the Safer Rotherham Partnership.

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Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in People and communities news

Safer Rotherham Partnership launches bus ticket awareness campaign over hate crime.

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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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Success in off-road bike crackdown

Published on Friday, 9th December 2016 in Kimberworth news

Joint working between Police and Rotherham Council has resulted in a number of off-road motor-cycles and quad bikes being seized.

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Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

Published on Thursday, 8th December 2016 in Help for adults news

Rotherham Council has launched a formal consultation this week on what the borough's autism and learning disability offer could look like in the future.

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