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External demolition starts on Law Courts

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Business and investment news

Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.

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Winter opening hours have arrived

Published on Friday, 6th October 2017 in Council news news

The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

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New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.

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Recycling - it’s worth it

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Council news news

Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.

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Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.

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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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Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.

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Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.

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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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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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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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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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INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Woodsetts news

Rotherham Council has received formal notification from energy company INEOS that it intends to undertake a 3D seismic survey across part of the borough for six months, starting in early June.

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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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Love Food Hate Waste

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

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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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Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Environment and planning news

Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.

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UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

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Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has officially taken ownership of the former Rotherham Magistrates Court building - bringing the Council another step closer in its plans to regenerate the town centre.

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Giant smiles as Gulliver’s Valley Resort planning permission is confirmed

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Gulliver’s family theme park resort’s 'most ambitious plans yet' will come to fruition now that the Secretary of State has agreed with Rotherham Council that development can go ahead.

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Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 March 2017

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning to show your appreciation to your mother on Mothering Sunday, Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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Man convicted of illegally importing dogs

Published on Monday, 6th March 2017 in Environment and planning news

A Rotherham man has been ordered to pay fines and compensation after he admitted importing dogs into the United Kingdom without health certificates.

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Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

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Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Work on a key site in the heart of Rotherham town centre could start as early as next year after it was bought by Rotherham Council this week.

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Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Plans for a university centre in Rotherham are taking a step forward after a £3.5m funding injection from the Sheffield City Region.

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Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Published on Friday, 10th February 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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‘Meet the Buyer’ – with Rotherham Council and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Events news

Local businesses are invited to make face-to-face contacts and gain an idea of what they can do to help their businesses grow at the next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.

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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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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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Funds secured for key Rotherham project

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

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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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Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

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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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Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Business and investment news

A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.

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Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in People and communities news

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

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Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

Published on Wednesday, 12th October 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council has been given the green light to buy Forge Island from Tesco and prepare it for investment.

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