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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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Government returns further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has welcomed confirmation from Government that more powers have been returned to the authority.

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Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council has today published six investigation reports, commissioned following the findings of the Jay Report (2014) and the Casey Report (2015).

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Council tax break for care leavers

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

Extra financial support is being offered to vulnerable young people in Rotherham after plans to exempt care leavers from paying Council Tax were revealed.

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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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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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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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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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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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Rotherham General Election results

Published on Friday, 9th June 2017 in Elections - results news

Labour have held all three seats in the Rotherham area, after voters went to the polls to elect MPs in three constituencies.

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Flags at half-mast in tribute to victims of London attack

Published on Monday, 5th June 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is lowering its flags to half-mast in tribute to the victims of the attack in London this weekend.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Manchester attack

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is lowering its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

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New Mayor of Rotherham sworn in

Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Cllr Eve Rose Keenan will be the new Mayor of Rotherham for 2017/18.

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Rotherham voters urged to make sure they are registered to have their say

Published on Monday, 15th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

With a week left to register to vote in the general election, Rotherham Council is urging residents to make sure they don’t miss the deadline.

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NHS cyber attack - update for customers

Published on Sunday, 14th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

NHS services across England and Scotland have been hit by a global cyber-attack.

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Election candidates confirmed

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Candidates who will stand for local seats in next month's General Election have been confirmed.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Houses of Parliament attack

Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament.

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Secretary of State confirms return of further powers to Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s (21 March 2017) confirmation, by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, of further return of powers by the Government.

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Mayor's open invitation to tour Town Hall

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Mayoral invitations news

The Mayor of Rotherham will be hosting an open day at Town Hall for members of the public to showcase the history and heritage of Rotherham’s democratic hub.

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Protecting the most vulnerable – Rotherham Council agrees 2017 / 18 budget

Published on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 in Council budgets news

Rotherham Council has today agreed its 2017/18 budget – approving proposals to meet a further funding shortfall of £24m, on top of £138m worth of savings which have already been made since 2010.

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Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government - a move which would bring the majority of services back under the council’s democratic control.

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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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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 in Consultations news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £13 million from its budget over the next financial year.

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Mayor’s Cadets are recognised

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Council and democracy news

Three young people have received formal recognition after being selected to carry out special duties of “Mayor’s Cadets.”

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Inspectors' report on Looked After Children's services in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 21st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is continuing to improve standards for children in care, although more still needs to be done, a new report shows.

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Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Commissioners news

Further decision-making powers might be returned to Rotherham councillors under new recommendations to Government – a move which would bring the majority of services back under the Council’s control.

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Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 4th November 2016 in Council and democracy news

Council leaders in Rotherham have welcomed the tough jail sentences handed out to a gang of eight men who carried out horrific multiple crimes of child sexual exploitation

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Changes planned for adult day care and transportation charges

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Consultations news

On 14 November the Council's decision makers will consider revised charges for adult day care and transport following the Council's consultation in the summer.

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Plans to consult on learning disability services

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Consultations news

The Council invites people with learning disabilities and families to join a major discussion about the future of support services if Rotherham's decision makers agree to begin formal consultation.

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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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Rotherham's leaders to host neighbourhood sessions

Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2016 in Council and democracy news

Some of Rotherham’s most senior leaders and managers are set to host meetings across the town to talk about the borough's future.

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Response to Government interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Published on Friday, 19th August 2016 in Child sexual exploitation news

Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

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Rotherham's chance to have a say on new devolution powers

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham residents get the chance to have their say this week on how new powers to be given to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) should be used.

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Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Help for adults news

People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

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Have your say on powers for region

Published on Friday, 1st July 2016 in Business and investment news

A major consultation drive is being launched across the Sheffield City Region this week to ask all residents and businesses how the new powers the area will get under devolution should be used.

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Funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

Published on Monday, 20th June 2016 in People and communities news

Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given a slice of £322,496 to help victims of child sexual exploitation.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to Jo Cox MP

Published on Friday, 17th June 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast in tribute to West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who died after being attacked on Thursday (16 June).

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Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016 in Help for adults news

Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.

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Council part of Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Published on Wednesday, 15th June 2016 in Children and family care news

A survivor of child sexual exploitation is to tell her story on a national platform later this month to help agencies work together to tackle the crime.

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