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Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

Published on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

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First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

Published on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 in Environmental health news

A Rotherham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to operating a rented house without a licence.

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New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Environmental health news

Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

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South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco

Published on Thursday, 29th October 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to stop children and young people accessing cheap and illegal cigarettes on the black market.

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Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015 in Help for adults news

Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.

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New taxi licensing policy agreed

Published on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 in Environmental health news

Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

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Fly tipper brought to justice

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

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Rotherham uses new powers on anti-social behaviour

Published on Monday, 1st June 2015 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

New powers geared to tackling noise and disorder were used in Rotherham for the first time last month when council and police officers were called to a local flat.

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Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 15th May 2015 in Environmental health news

A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

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Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 1st May 2015 in Environmental health news

Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.

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New horse act welcomed

Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

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Taxi licences revoked

Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 in Children and family care news

The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls.

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Licensing Board meeting cancelled

Published on Monday, 9th February 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

A meeting to discuss proposed changes to Rotherham's taxi licensing regulations has been cancelled in light of the recent government report.

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Licensing scheme for private rented sector

Published on Thursday, 18th December 2014 in Environmental health news

Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

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Rotherham taxi consultation to begin

Published on Tuesday, 4th November 2014 in Business and investment news

The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.

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New taxi regulations for Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 in Business and investment news

Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.

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Community Trigger aims to tackle anti social behaviour

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

Residents in South Yorkshire have new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in their communities.

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Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in People and communities news

The owners of the site of the former Masbrough Chapel have been formally served with a legal notice to “clean up” the land.

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Kids call time on foul play

Published on Friday, 13th June 2014 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.

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Car sales warning

Published on Wednesday, 11th June 2014 in Roads, parking and transport news

Motorists are being warned to ensure they fill in the correct documentation when they sell their vehicles.

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Residents come together to improve community

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Residents of a Rotherham community took to their local streets this week to pick up litter.

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Rogue landlords prosecuted

Published on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 in Homes and property news

A married couple have been successfully prosecuted by the Council for failing to make repairs to a tenanted property they owned in Catcliffe.

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Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

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Ramblers tackle rights of way

Published on Thursday, 27th February 2014 in Roads, parking and transport news

Volunteers from the Ramblers Association are starting 2014 as they mean to continue – by helping keep more of Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.

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Council wardens get new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 15th January 2014 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

Council wardens have teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to strengthen their powers in the the fight against anti-social behaviour.

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A rambling resolution for 2014

Published on Thursday, 2nd January 2014 in Environmental health news

Volunteers from The Ramblers' Association will spend 2014 helping to keep Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.

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