Transport and streets

Public views sought on plans for Rotherham Interchange

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South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is seeking customer views on proposals to improve Rotherham Interchange, following extensive damage caused by a vehicle fire in May last year.

19 May 2017


Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved

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Discounted public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire.

9 May 2017


Confused Brits don’t know where to find their bus stop to get to work

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A new poll* by First South Yorkshire has found that nearly half of Brits surveyed don’t know where their nearest bus stop is located to take them to work. The research follows the recent news that UK

4 May 2017


Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

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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.

28 April 2017


A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

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Motorists are being warned to expect some night time disruption as repair work takes place on one of Rotherham’s busiest routes.

20 March 2017


Road improvements scheduled for Lime Grove

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Rotherham Council is carrying out repairs and improvements across the borough as part of its £10 million 2020 Roads Programme, with Swinton residents the latest to see the benefits.

10 March 2017


Roadworks start in “growth corridor”

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Residents in the Wales and Aston areas are being reminded that work has started on improvement to the area’s road network as part of the “Growth Corridor” scheme.

15 February 2017


Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results

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A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.

7 February 2017


Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

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Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.

2 February 2017


First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

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From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.

24 January 2017


Be safe this Christmas and New Year book a Rotherham taxi

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Have fun and stay safe - book a Rotherham taxi. That’s the message Rotherham Council is giving to party-goers over Christmas and New Year.

21 December 2016


Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

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Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.

20 December 2016


Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras

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A group of taxi drivers have lost an appeal against new rules that require them to install a taxi camera in their vehicles.

14 December 2016


Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.

14 December 2016


Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north

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Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.

9 December 2016


Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate

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Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.

1 December 2016


Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

19 October 2016


New taxi rules bring about change

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Passengers are starting to see the benefits of new taxi rules introduced by Rotherham Council, with taxi cameras fitted or soon to be fitted in over 500 vehicles.

10 October 2016


£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

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Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.

2 September 2016


High Speed Two (HS2) – find out more at public meetings in Rotherham

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Alternative recommendations for HS2’s route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been published by the Government.

20 July 2016


New taxi rules set gold standard

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In the week which sees cameras installed in most Rotherham taxis Rotherham Council talks about the changes being made and how to report concerns if you think the regulations are not being met.

6 July 2016


Road scheme revised following local concerns

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Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.

23 June 2016


‘Supercharged’ cycling hits Rotherham

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Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to re-discover the joy and convenience of cycling following the arrival of a fleet of electric bikes in Rotherham.

22 June 2016


South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative

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South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europe’s roads.

24 May 2016


New taxi camera rules come into effect

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Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

13 April 2016


Families light up local area with lantern walk

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Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.

30 March 2016


Changes to town centre parking fees

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Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.

10 March 2016


Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham

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A £7m investment in Rotherham’s bus network means there’s never been a better time to visit the town by public transport.

2 March 2016


Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

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Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

25 January 2016


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

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People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

20 January 2016


New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

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A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.

19 January 2016


UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire

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The UK’S first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).

10 December 2015


Road scheme completed ahead of time

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A complex and technically challenging scheme of engineering work to Old Flatts Bridge which carries the A630 Sheffield Parkway has been completed four weeks ahead of time and well within budget.

11 November 2015


Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads

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A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.

9 October 2015


Rotherham joins the cycling revolution

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Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.

30 September 2015


Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

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Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

25 September 2015


Meet your Ride Leader!

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Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.

19 August 2015


Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

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South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.

19 August 2015


Sky Rides are back for 2015!

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Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.

29 July 2015


Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

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

23 July 2015


Rotherham town centre road improvement scheme official opening

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The road improvement scheme for the A630 in Rotherham town centre has reached completion.

13 July 2015


New taxi licensing policy agreed

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

8 July 2015


Fly tipper brought to justice

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

1 July 2015


Your views on Rotherham's roads

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The public’s views on Rotherham's highways and transport services are once again being sought as part of a national survey.

26 June 2015


New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham

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A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.

28 May 2015


Parking boost for Town Centre

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The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.

14 May 2015


Further Bus Improvements Planned in Rotherham

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South Yorkshire transport bosses, local authorities, bus operators and highway agencies are working together under a new agreement to improve bus punctuality and reliability in Rotherham.

6 May 2015


Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

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

1 May 2015


Last stile removed in Wales

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The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.

22 April 2015


Taxi licences revoked

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

2 April 2015


Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again

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Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.

27 March 2015


Free parking in Forge Island extended

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Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!

9 March 2015


Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children

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Directors of Public Health (DoPH) at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke.

4 March 2015


Bus Partnership helps local workers jump on board

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Rotherham Bus Partnership is helping local workers discover better ways to commute through employer roadshows at some of the town’s most popular organisations.

27 February 2015


Licensing Board meeting cancelled

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

9 February 2015


Bus usage continues to rise in Rotherham

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More people are using buses in Rotherham, with 100,000 more passengers reported since the same time last year.

28 January 2015


Town centre welcomes free parking bays

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The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.

20 November 2014


Rotherham taxi consultation to begin

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

4 November 2014


New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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

22 October 2014


Shop Local is on the buses!

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Rotherham town centre's popular shopping reward scheme is set to hit the road, thanks to an innovative partnership with First South Yorkshire.

22 October 2014


Rotherham bus passenger numbers increase

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New figures show that the number of people using buses in the borough has increased since the launch of Rotherham Bus Partnership in July 2014.

13 October 2014


Motorists warned of potential delays

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Motorists are being warned of the start of long-term major roadworks on the Rotherham end of the Parkway.

24 September 2014


Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors

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Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.

1 July 2014


Nether Haugh Improvement Works

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Safety improvements are to be carried out at Nether Haugh following a number of recent collisions.

17 June 2014


Car sales warning

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

11 June 2014


Rotherham's Drive for Life

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One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.

29 May 2014


New partnership promises better network for bus passengers

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Passengers are set to benefit from improvements to the bus network in Rotherham.

20 May 2014


New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!

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Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.

1 May 2014


New future in sight for buses in Rotherham

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The Council has committed to the launch of an innovative new bus partnership this summer that aims to make travel in the town easier and cheaper.

1 May 2014


Ride safe, stay safe

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Smart riders in South Yorkshire can pick up a bargain and improve their riding skills to help them stay safe on the roads.

30 April 2014


Become a British Cycling ride leader

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The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

1 April 2014


River of colour commemorates First World War

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Flanders Poppies will be a feature in the Council's highly-acclaimed and innovative planting scheme along the town's main roads this year.

25 March 2014


Stay alerted

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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

4 March 2014


Ramblers tackle rights of way

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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.

27 February 2014


A rambling resolution for 2014

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

2 January 2014


Street tribute to Fred

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A Rawmarsh street has been named after one of Rotherham's most famous characters - the late civic chauffeur Fred Edwards.

28 November 2013

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