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News ID: 1316
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Libraries - news and events, People and communities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

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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.”

22 September 2017


News ID: 1315
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chimneys back on the horizon for Tinsley

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A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for Sheffield and the region.

21 September 2017


News ID: 1314
Categories: Homes and property, Houses in multiple occupancy, Private housing, Private tenants - advice and support, Private landlords - registration, Council news, Eastwood
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Eastwood Landlord prosecuted

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A landlord has been ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge after pleading guilty to a selective licensing breach.

21 September 2017


News ID: 1312
Categories: Health and safety, Business and investment, Health and safety at work - investigation, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Iceland Foods fined £2.5 million following fatal accident

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Iceland Foods Limited have this week (18 September 2017) been fined £2.5 million at a sentencing hearing at Grimsby Crown Court.

19 September 2017


News ID: 1311
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Minister launches first Citylink tram train into service

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Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP launches first Tram Train into service.

15 September 2017


News ID: 1310
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

First citylink tram train goes into passenger operation

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The Tram Train project team will be joined by representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital this week for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service.

13 September 2017


News ID: 1309
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Government returns further powers to Rotherham Council

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

13 September 2017


News ID: 1308
Categories: Parking, Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue badge prosecutions continue

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Rotherham Council is to crack down on the misuse of disabled parking badges following two more prosecutions for blue badge abuse in Rotherham Town Centre.

12 September 2017


News ID: 1307
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Theatres, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s giant of a pantomime is launched!

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Rotherham panto fans are in for a festive treat when Coronation Street’s Nigel Pivaro, better known as infamous bad boy Terry Duckworth, stars in the 2017 pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk.

12 September 2017


News ID: 1306
Categories: Adult and community education, Regeneration, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of university centre Rotherham build

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The Leader of Rotherham Council is this week set to mark the start of construction work for the University Centre Rotherham (UCR).

12 September 2017


News ID: 1305
Categories: Schools and education, Roads, parking and transport, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Consultation on home to school transport

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Rotherham Council is to consult with families and schools about its Home to School transport policies for students and children, including those with special educational needs or disabilities.

12 September 2017


News ID: 1304
Categories: Council news, Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - road-works, Thurcroft
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Motorists advised of extended road works at Green Arbour Road

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Motorists are being advised they may experience on-going disruption at Green Arbour Road this month (September) as roadworks continue in Thurcroft.

7 September 2017


News ID: 1303
Categories: Council and democracy, Scrutiny, Council news, Commissioners, Corporate governance inspection, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: Yes
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

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

6 September 2017


News ID: 1302
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration, Local economy - development, Aston, Swallownest, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Industrial units to deliver business boost

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Rotherham Council is proposing to build several new business units in a bid to attract more inward investment to the borough.

4 September 2017


News ID: 1301
Categories: Environment and planning, Parking, Council news, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

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

1 September 2017


News ID: 1300
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Council news, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Vote for Clifton Park in the UK’s People Choice Awards 2017

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Clifton Park was awarded a top position in last year’s newly-launched Keep Britain Tidy People’s Choice award - and you can now vote for it to become the number one park in the UK!

1 September 2017


News ID: 1299
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Council news, Clifton park and museum, Greasbrough
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New gyms promote outdoor exercise

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

31 August 2017


News ID: 1298
Categories: People and communities, Environment and planning, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

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

30 August 2017


News ID: 1297
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

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TV’s Charles Hanson is coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum when members of the public will be able to bring along treasured items for valuation.

30 August 2017


News ID: 1296
Categories: Council and democracy, Council tax, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council tax break for care leavers

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

30 August 2017


News ID: 1295
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Clifton park and museum, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Show returns for its 38th year

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Rotherham’s largest and most anticipated event returns to Clifton Park for its 38th year on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.

29 August 2017


News ID: 1294
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Refurbished play area opens in Wath

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Children, parents and childminders celebrated the official opening of a refurbished play area at Wath.

25 August 2017


News ID: 1293
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, School - assessment and performance, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

Students across Rotherham celebrate GCSE success

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THOUSANDS of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

24 August 2017


News ID: 1292
Categories: Council news, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Paws for the perfect frozen treat

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The summer bank holiday is almost here and we’ve found the perfect scoop!

22 August 2017


News ID: 1291
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

August bank holiday weekend opening times

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The August 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.

21 August 2017


News ID: 1290
Categories: Council news, Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

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

21 August 2017


News ID: 1289
Categories: Schools and education, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham

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Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A-Level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

17 August 2017


News ID: 1288
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Bus travel helps thousands of young people take part in community programme

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This summer thousands of young people from South Yorkshire will benefit from free travel when taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.

17 August 2017


News ID: 1287
Categories: People and communities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Funding success to help Rotherham Council build stronger communities

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

9 August 2017


News ID: 1286
Categories: Parking, Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge, Street parking - enforcement and fines, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue badge abuse prosecution

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A motorist who used a child's disabled parking badge while the youngster was not present has been fined following a successful prosecution by Rotherham Council.

9 August 2017


News ID: 1285
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration, Major developments, Parking, Walking, Rights of way - maintenance, Council news, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Forge Island footbridge works completed ahead of schedule

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Work on the pedestrian bridge linking Forge Island to the town centre has been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.

4 August 2017


News ID: 1284
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - road-works, Roads - closures and diversions, Kiveton Park, Wales, Todwick, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Kiveton residents to benefit from road improvements

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Kiveton residents will see improvements to a major route through the village as Rotherham Council’s 2020 Roads Programme begins repair and resurfacing works in the area.

4 August 2017


News ID: 1283
Categories: Websites
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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3 August 2017


News ID: 1282
Categories: Recycling - information and advice, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Success of campaign to cut food waste

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Thousands of South Yorkshire residents are taking part in a national campaign to waste less food.

3 August 2017


News ID: 1281
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum

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This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

31 July 2017


News ID: 1280
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

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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.

31 July 2017


News ID: 1279
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Council news, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

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

28 July 2017


News ID: 1278
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - road-works, Dinnington, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road improvements for Dinnington

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Dinnington residents will see improvements to local roads as Rotherham Council’s 2020 Roads Programme begins resurfacing works in the area.

28 July 2017


News ID: 1277
Categories: Leisure and culture, Records and archives, Museum conservation, Museums and galleries, Records and archives - loans, donations bequests and sales, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New service aims to preserve treasured items

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Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

28 July 2017


News ID: 1276
Categories: Leisure and culture, Fitness, Sports, clubs and centres, Active living, Adults with disabilities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Active Ability supports local athletes to success in regional finals

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Local athletes came away with a haul of eight medals after successfully competing in the Special Olympic Regional Athletics Finals.

26 July 2017


News ID: 1274
Categories: Schools and education, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

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Music is something we all take for granted, to be able to listen to and enjoy. However, for some children, the love of music may be something they are never able to enjoy - because they are deaf.

25 July 2017


News ID: 1273
Categories: Schools and education, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

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One of the longest serving school governors in Rotherham has retired from the role.

25 July 2017


News ID: 1270
Categories: Council news, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

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A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year.

21 July 2017


News ID: 1271
Categories: People and communities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Double celebration for Shiloh

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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.

21 July 2017


News ID: 1269
Categories: Environment and planning, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

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Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.

20 July 2017


News ID: 1268
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Messy fun at the Museum

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Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.

20 July 2017


News ID: 1267
Categories: Leisure and culture, Council news, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

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Clifton Park has this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

19 July 2017


News ID: 1265
Categories: Markets, Town Centre, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Celebrating Yorkshire Day with tea and dance

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Waltz on down to Rotherham’s outdoor market where you can celebrate Yorkshire Day with lots of tea and dancing, on Monday 31 July.

19 July 2017


News ID: 1266
Categories: Council news, Council and democracy, Transport - service changes
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Teenagers celebrate discounted bus fares

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A group of intrepid teenagers are celebrating after working with a bus partnership to secure discounted fares over the summer across Rotherham and beyond.

19 July 2017


News ID: 1263
Categories: Environment and planning, Regeneration, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Another step in the right direction as ‘Temporary’ work starts on Pedestrian Bridge

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Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.

19 July 2017


News ID: 1264
Categories: Planning and regeneration, Roads, highways and pavements, Pavements - maintenance, Street furniture - provision and maintenance, Cycle lanes and routes, Cycling, Walking, Town Centre, Tree management, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Work set to begin on town centre improvements

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Cyclists and pedestrians will see improvements in Rotherham town centre after the Council successfully obtained funding to improve access.

19 July 2017


News ID: 1262
Categories: Council news, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

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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.

18 July 2017


News ID: 1260
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

HS2 route announcement

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Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: “The government and HS2 have made the wrong decision today.

17 July 2017


News ID: 1259
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Active living, Fitness, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

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An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

13 July 2017


News ID: 1258
Categories: Council and democracy, Youthi, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Votes at 16 motion backed by Full Council

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Council leaders in Rotherham have backed a motion to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers.

12 July 2017


News ID: 1257
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Lots of family fun during summer holidays

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There are lots of “roar-some” family fun activities for children during the summer holidays at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

12 July 2017


News ID: 1256
Categories: People and communities, Refuse - flytipping, Love Where You Live, Wickersley, Volunteering - information and advice, Youth projects - volunteering, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Teenagers showing the love for where they live!

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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.

12 July 2017


News ID: 1255
Categories: Leisure and culture, Events, Town Centre, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Grab a slice of family fun this summer

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Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park will be hosting entertainment and activities this July and August with six days of free family fun.

12 July 2017


News ID: 1254
Categories: Council news, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

We should be able to vote aged 16, say Youth Cabinet

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Council leaders in Rotherham are being urged to back plans to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers

11 July 2017


News ID: 1253
Categories: Council news, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham's aim to become "child friendly"

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Rotherham is asking children and young people to help them make the town and surrounding borough "child friendly".

11 July 2017


News ID: 1252
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Show your park you love it!

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Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from 14 to 23 July 2017.

10 July 2017


News ID: 1251
Categories: Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Public open day to celebrate Shiloh's 25th anniversary and move to new premises

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Shiloh Rotherham has recently moved into their specially converted new home on Station Road and will host an open day inviting the public to come and take a tour of the new facilities.

7 July 2017


News ID: 1250
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - closures and diversions, Roads - road-works, Brampton, Wath, Wentworth, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road closure for improvement works

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Motorists are being advised that the B6089 Packman Road between Upper Haugh and Brampton Bierlow will be closed later this month for essential repairs and maintenance work.

6 July 2017


News ID: 1249
Categories: Health advice, Health and social care, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Smoking declining in Rotherham but more can be done

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More people are quitting smoking in Rotherham than elsewhere in Yorkshire and the Humber, a decade since the smoke free ban came in to force.

5 July 2017


News ID: 1248
Categories: Commissioners, Council and democracy, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State

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The Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities is published today on the Council's website.

5 July 2017


News ID: 1247
Categories: Council and democracy, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Electoral view on Rotherham - Consultation on ward boundaries

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

4 July 2017


News ID: 1246
Categories: Schools and education, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

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Schools which have improved how they work with children with additional needs held a celebratory event last week.

3 July 2017


News ID: 1244
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

External Wall Insulation

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Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London the council is providing information about the safety of the council homes with External Wall Insulation (EWI) in the event of a fire.

30 June 2017


News ID: 1245
Categories: Homes and property, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

New homes for Rotherham will be a boost for tenants and first time buyers

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Rotherham residents are set for a major housing boost through a pioneering new scheme that will provide over 200 much needed new homes in the borough.

30 June 2017


News ID: 1242
Categories: Health and social care, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Council moves forward with plans to transform autism and learning disability offer

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The transformation of the learning disability and autism offer is set to move one step closer on 10th July when Council's Cabinet is asked to approve a series of consultations about future services.

28 June 2017


News ID: 1240
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, Primary school admissions, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school

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A sponsor has been selected for Rotherham’s newest primary school – marking the next steps for the future of the prestigious multi-million pound Waverley development.

28 June 2017


News ID: 1239
Categories: Children and family care, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

Whole service review for Early Help

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The next stage of a wholescale redesign for a Council service which helps families deal with issues before they escalate is set to begin.

28 June 2017


News ID: 1236
Categories: Leisure and culture, Sports, clubs and centres, Sports facilities, Sports pitches and courts, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New ways to play tennis at Clifton Park

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With Wimbledon around the corner, the tennis season is in full swing and what better time to get out on court with friends and family!

27 June 2017


News ID: 1233
Categories: Schools and education, Road safety - cycling and walking to school, Road safety, Road safety - traffic schemes, Thurcroft, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

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Twenty mph warning signs are being introduced outside a number of schools in Rotherham, as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

26 June 2017


News ID: 1238
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of sight and hearing loss in National Deafblind week

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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.

26 June 2017


News ID: 1237
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Salon celebrates highlights after successful first year

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Special autism-friendly sessions have been among the highlights of a Rotherham hair salon’s successful first year trading.

26 June 2017


News ID: 1235
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration, Major developments, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council Launches Town Centre Masterplan

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Rotherham Council and Design Company WYG Group have revealed new plans that aim to transform Rotherham town centre, bringing more people to live, visit and work in the town.

23 June 2017


News ID: 1234
Categories: People and communities, Environment and planning, Parks and open spaces, Wildlife, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

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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.

21 June 2017


News ID: 1231
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Planning - local plans, Planning consultations, Brampton, Wath, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council set to consult on additional housing sites

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Rotherham Council is to consult the public on additional housing sites in the Dearne Valley as part of its Local Plan for the borough.

20 June 2017


News ID: 1230
Categories: Environment and planning, Regeneration, Business and investment, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

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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”.

20 June 2017


News ID: 1228
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Libraries - children's services, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Sign up now for the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge

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Can you bear the excitement and crack the cases of some animal themed mysteries?

20 June 2017


News ID: 1227
Categories: Leisure and culture, Local history and heritage, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Veterans reunite ahead of Rotherham's biggest ever Armed Forces Day

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Military veterans and families of Rotherham and South Yorkshire Armed Forces came together to share stories and reunite with old friends during an afternoon tea at Rotherham Town Hall.

19 June 2017


News ID: 1226
Categories: Environment and planning, Land and premises, People and communities, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

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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.

16 June 2017


News ID: 1225
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Water safety plea to parents

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Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water as more hot weather is forecast.

16 June 2017


News ID: 1224
Categories: Homes and property, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Tenants and leaseholders invited to Annual Conference to shape services

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Tenants and leaseholders invited to get involved in shaping services and improve neighbourhoods at the Annual Conference.

14 June 2017


News ID: 1223
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Oktoberfest at Clifton Park

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Wilkommen to the UK’s ultimate Oktoberfest! Come the penultimate weekend of October, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st.

14 June 2017


News ID: 1221
Categories: Homes and property, Council news
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Last call for garden competition entries

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Council tenants and leaseholders are being reminded that there is only three weeks left to enter the borough’s popular garden competition.

13 June 2017


News ID: 1222
Categories: Childcare
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council improving services for its care leavers

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Rotherham Council is making progress in improving services for its care leavers, inspectors have found.

13 June 2017


News ID: 1220
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

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Local residents are set to benefit from a unique tool that helps them to map their ageing journey and improve their chances of living better for longer.

12 June 2017


News ID: 1219
Categories: Council and democracy, Elections - results
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham General Election results

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

9 June 2017


News ID: 1218
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Have a Superhero Sunday at Thrybergh Country Park

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Kapow! Come and fly away as one of your favourite superheroes - Batman or Wonder Woman!

7 June 2017


News ID: 1217
Categories: Leisure and culture, Local history and heritage
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

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People from across Rotherham can show their appreciation and support for the men and women of the Armed Forces – both serving and veterans – at an action-packed community event this month.

6 June 2017


News ID: 1216
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Young volunteers needed for libraries summer challenge

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Calling on young people to help run the number one detective agency in libraries this summer!

5 June 2017


News ID: 1215
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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

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

5 June 2017


News ID: 1214
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

WSP appointed to major transportation study launched into M1 junctions 33 & 34

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Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study.

30 May 2017


News ID: 1213
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Boats and boat rides, Swallownest, Wales, Aston, Aughton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Take an exciting electric boat trip and cycle ride at Rother Valley Country Park

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If you’re looking for an exciting day outdoors, the beautiful countryside setting of Rother Valley Country Park now has new electric family boats and electric cycles available for hire.

26 May 2017


News ID: 1212
Categories: Leisure and culture, Fitness, Active living, Health and wellbeing, Thrybergh, Todwick
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get set for Mega Active Fun in the holidays

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Keep boredom well and truly at bay in the forthcoming summer holidays – by getting Mega Active!

25 May 2017


News ID: 1209
Categories: Leisure and culture, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Vintage Hop returns for a day of nostalgia

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It’s time to dust down your glad rags and practise your dance moves, as the Vintage Hop returns to Rotherham.

24 May 2017


News ID: 1210
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Harthill, Woodall, Woodsetts
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

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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.

24 May 2017


News ID: 1208
Categories: Environment and planning, People and communities, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

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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.

24 May 2017


News ID: 1206
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

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

23 May 2017


News ID: 1205
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Jobs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Social work recruitment setting new highs

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Rotherham is to host its fourth job fayre to recruit more social care staff – as numbers show that the Council is turning the tide in its bid for permanent staff.

22 May 2017


News ID: 1207
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

New Mayor of Rotherham sworn in

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

22 May 2017


News ID: 1203
Categories: Road safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Drive for Life project wins another award

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Drive for Life partnership project scoops prestigious award.

19 May 2017


News ID: 1202
Categories: Homes and property, Health and wellbeing, Health advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Public Health information about the impact of fires on health

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The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.

19 May 2017


News ID: 1196
Categories: Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham CSE investigation concludes with 21st conviction

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Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed the sentencing of the 21st person to be convicted of historic child sexual exploitation crimes.

16 May 2017


News ID: 1197
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

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

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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.

15 May 2017


News ID: 1195
Categories: Council and democracy, Council and democracy, Council and democracy, Council and democracy, Council and democracy, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

NHS cyber attack - update for customers

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

14 May 2017


News ID: 1194
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Election candidates confirmed

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

12 May 2017


News ID: 1192
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

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This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.

12 May 2017


News ID: 1191
Categories: Mental health, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council reaches out for Dementia Awareness Week

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Rotherham Council is getting out and about to the community to spread awareness of dementia, one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the world.

11 May 2017


News ID: 1185
Categories: Environment and planning, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

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

10 May 2017


News ID: 1189
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Put on your walking shoes it’s National Walking Month!

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Rotherham folk are being urged to put on their walking shoes and enjoy their local surroundings during National Walking Month.

10 May 2017


News ID: 1188
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Love Food Hate Waste

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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.

10 May 2017


News ID: 1187
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1186
Categories: People and communities, Crime prevention
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Don’t let thieves steal the spring in your step

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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.

9 May 2017


News ID: 1184
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1183
Categories: Social care and support, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Drive to recruit more social workers for children in care

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Being a child or young person can be hard - but being in care brings a whole new dimension to having it tough,

4 May 2017


News ID: 1182
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, People and communities, Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1181
Categories: Environment and planning, People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Dog and animal fouling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

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

27 April 2017


News ID: 1180
Categories: Environment and planning, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

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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.

24 April 2017


News ID: 1179
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Childhood memories wanted

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Clifton Park Museum is appealing for childhood memorabilia and stories to be included in a forthcoming exhibition – Childhood through the Ages.

20 April 2017


News ID: 1178
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, School admissions - appeals
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

More children get preferred primary school

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Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.

18 April 2017


News ID: 1177
Categories: Markets, Markets and fairs, Events, Teenagers, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Traders and performers wanted for Rotherham town centre’s first Teenage Market

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Young people are invited to participate in Rotherham Town Centre’s very first Teenage Market along Effingham Street on Saturday 27 May, 2017.

13 April 2017


News ID: 1176
Categories: Leisure and culture, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre

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Rotherham town centre will host an inspirational and informative gardening experience this spring.

12 April 2017


News ID: 1175
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park water splash area opens for 2017

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Rotherham children can cool-off during the school holidays at Rotherham’s award-winning Clifton Park.

12 April 2017


News ID: 1174
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

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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.

12 April 2017


News ID: 1162
Categories: Environment and planning, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

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

11 April 2017


News ID: 1172
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Annual competition launches to inspire tenants and leaseholders to show off their gardens

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Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in the run up to National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants and leaseholders to enter the popular contest.

7 April 2017


News ID: 1171
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston Castle

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Rotherham’s hidden gem Boston Castle has re-opened for the summer season and has launched a brand new art exhibition.

6 April 2017


News ID: 1168
Categories: Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Ruth Lockwood to headline penultimate Mayoral charity evening

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Local singer and former ITV talent show contestant, Ruth Lockwood, will be performing musical classics at the Mayor of Rotherham’s penultimate official charity evening.

4 April 2017


News ID: 1167
Categories: People and communities, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

From unemployed to employee of the month

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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.

4 April 2017


News ID: 1165
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results

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Schools in Rotherham are blazing a trail after four were named as being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for excellent results.

4 April 2017


News ID: 1163
Categories: Environment and planning, Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

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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.

31 March 2017


News ID: 1161
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Services

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From 1 April 2017, all Rotherham sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services will operate from one central point at Rotherham Hospital and at outreach services in the community

31 March 2017


News ID: 1160
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Metalysis opens Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

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Pioneering metals and novel alloys company Metalysis today announced its arrival at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

31 March 2017


News ID: 1158
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

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Learn about Darwin’s discoveries, medical advances and the strangely named substances our chemists sold in days gone by, at a new Victorian Science Exhibition being hosted at Clifton Park Museum.

30 March 2017


News ID: 1157
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

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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.

30 March 2017


News ID: 1156
Categories: People and communities, Community advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council raise awareness of hate

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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.

29 March 2017


News ID: 1152
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Recycling - sites
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

You can now recycle your old bikes and small appliances!

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People can now donate old bicycles or small domestic electrical appliances to be used again in a new scheme being offered by Rotherham Council.

29 March 2017


News ID: 1154
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Council and partners make Shiloh’s dream a reality

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The new premises for Shiloh, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people, is moving a step closer to opening thanks to the Council and their contract partners Fortem and Mears.

28 March 2017


News ID: 1153
Categories: Child-minding information, Childcare, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Bid to recruit more childminders

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Falling numbers of childminders has prompted council leaders to start a recruitment campaign.

28 March 2017


News ID: 1151
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Tenants celebrate as they move into new homes at Swinton

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A development of 12 new affordable homes for council tenants has been completed in Swinton.

27 March 2017


News ID: 1150
Categories: Homes and property, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives

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

24 March 2017


News ID: 1149
Categories: Council - news and information releases, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

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

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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.

23 March 2017


News ID: 1148
Categories: Looked after children - educational support, Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

It's Destination Poland for the Looked After Children's Council

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Rotherham's looked after children will be flying to Poland for the trip of a lifetime after meeting their target of £9,000 to achieve their dream.

22 March 2017


News ID: 1146
Categories: Music and singing, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

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What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.

22 March 2017


News ID: 1147
Categories: Environment and planning, Food
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 March 2017

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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.’

22 March 2017


News ID: 1145
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Secretary of State confirms return of further powers to Rotherham

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

21 March 2017


News ID: 1144
Categories: Mayor - general information, Council and democracy, Mayoral invitations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Mayor's open invitation to tour Town Hall

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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.

21 March 2017


News ID: 1138
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads - road-works, Anston, Woodsetts
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1142
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Active living
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Spring into better mental health

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The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.

17 March 2017


News ID: 1141
Categories: Homes and property, Affordable housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Double awards delight for housing services

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Not just one but two of Rotherham Council’s housing teams are celebrating success following recognition for making a difference to the services they deliver.

17 March 2017


News ID: 1140
Categories: Leisure and culture, Heritage
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth to receive funding of £1.2 million

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A Partnership created by Barnsley Council and Rotherham Council, has been successful in winning a grant of £1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the south Yorkshi

16 March 2017


News ID: 1139
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

The town centre’s first ever comedy festival

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Rotherham town centre will host its first ever comedy festival from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April.

15 March 2017


News ID: 1137
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Law Court acquired for town centre regeneration

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Rotherham Council has agreed to acquire the former Rotherham Magistrates Court in the latest move to regenerate the town centre.

14 March 2017


News ID: 1136
Categories: Homes and property, Affordable housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Secure your place at the 2017 tenants’ conference

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The Council is urging tenants to be early birds and get the date for the annual Tenants Housing Conference into their diaries.

14 March 2017


News ID: 1135
Categories: School - exclusion of pupils, Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Pledge to halt school exclusion rates

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Plans to build specialist therapeutic units at schools across Rotherham in a bid to slow down exclusion rates have been given the go ahead at a meeting today.

13 March 2017


News ID: 1134
Categories: Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

The Council has a “positive organisational culture and is making continuous progress” find Inspectors

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Staff morale has been singled out for praise at Rotherham Council as part of a routine Ofsted inspection.

13 March 2017


News ID: 1133
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads - maintenance, Roads - road-works, Swinton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1130
Categories: Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Leader responds to revised HS2 route

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Rotherham Council has submitted its views on the proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire.

9 March 2017


News ID: 1127
Categories: Council tax
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Warning over council tax scam

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Rotherham residents are urged to be vigilant after reports of a new council tax scam, which has affected other local authorities across the country, has emerged.

8 March 2017


News ID: 1126
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

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TV’s Charles Hanson is coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum when members of the public will be able to bring along treasured items for valuation.

8 March 2017


News ID: 1128
Categories: Council and democracy, Council budgets and spending, Council budgets
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

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

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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.

8 March 2017


News ID: 1097
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration, Town centre management
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New restaurant brings boost to Rotherham town centre

Image

Diners in Rotherham have a reason to celebrate with the official opening of a brand new restaurant this week.

7 March 2017


News ID: 1125
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Man convicted of illegally importing dogs

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

6 March 2017


News ID: 1124
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Superfast South Yorkshire connection and innovation voucher scheme

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See your business grow - access a faster broadband connection, introduce a new innovation and reap the rewards.

3 March 2017


News ID: 1123
Categories: Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Hundreds of pupils get school of choice

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Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham will be going to their preferred secondary school this September, new figures out today show.

1 March 2017


News ID: 1122
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Spring clean health and finances on National Stop Smoking day

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Rotherham Health experts are saying, ‘no ifs or butts’ and urging smokers to make the most of using 8th March, to spring clean their health and their finances. 

28 February 2017


News ID: 1121
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

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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.

28 February 2017


News ID: 1120
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Electoral Review of Rotherham - Consultation on Ward Boundaries

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

28 February 2017


News ID: 1119
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council welcomes Boeing announcement

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Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s announcement that Boeing is to bring its first factory outside the USA to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID).

24 February 2017


News ID: 1117
Categories: Leisure and culture, Local history and heritage
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Discover fascinating treasures in new Archives display

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Visitors can see a significant new display of fascinating historical treasures in the Rotherham Archives and Local Studies section at Clifton Park Museum.

23 February 2017


News ID: 1116
Categories: Business and investment, Business support and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Business accelerator programme provides boost for the region’s start-ups

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Ten teams of entrepreneurs from the Sheffield City Region took part in a 12 week business accelerator programme resulting in four enterprises being offered investment to help drive their development.

23 February 2017


News ID: 1113
Categories: Homes and property, People and communities, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence

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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.

22 February 2017


News ID: 1112
Categories: Leisure and culture, Mayoral invitations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor's ball

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They say diamonds are a girl's best friend and for the Mayor of Rotherham this is certainly true, as a special donation signs her time off with a sparkle.

20 February 2017


News ID: 1110
Categories: Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

It's official - Rotherham Squadron is Best in Britain

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Air Cadets of 218 Squadron attended a special presentation evening at Rotherham Town Hall held to celebrate becoming the best drill foot team in the country.

16 February 2017


News ID: 1111
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration, Planning applications - business
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Theme Park Plans great boost for Borough’s Growth

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One of Rotherham’s leading projects is due to take a step forward after planning permission was approved for a theme park and resort at Rother Valley this week (Thursday).

16 February 2017


News ID: 1109
Categories: People and communities, Dogs - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Community events result in large numbers of dogs microchipped

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

16 February 2017


News ID: 1108
Categories: Looked after children - educational support, Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Final push for Destination Poland

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A group of intrepid teenagers are urging the public to get behind them for one final push to help them reach their dream destination.

15 February 2017


News ID: 1107
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

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Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.

15 February 2017


News ID: 1106
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads - road-works, Roads - closures and diversions, Planning and regeneration, Aston, Wales, Swallownest, Aughton, Kiveton Park
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1104
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Let your heart beat healthier

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This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.

14 February 2017


News ID: 1105
Categories: School - development plans, Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Building work set to begin at village school

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Building work at a popular Rotherham school is set to begin next month in order to increase capacity.

14 February 2017


News ID: 1102
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

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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.

13 February 2017


News ID: 1101
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

First Maltby Triathlon announced

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

13 February 2017


News ID: 1100
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

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

13 February 2017


News ID: 1099
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

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

13 February 2017


News ID: 1096
Categories: Environment and planning, Food
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

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

10 February 2017


News ID: 1098
Categories: Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

February half-term fun

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Free boredom-busting activities will be running in Rotherham town centre this February half-term.

10 February 2017


News ID: 1095
Categories: Environment and planning, Work jobs training and advice, Events
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

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

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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.

9 February 2017


News ID: 1092
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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Rotherham Council welcomes McLaren to Rotherham's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Park.

9 February 2017


News ID: 1094
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

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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.

9 February 2017


News ID: 1093
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Ian McMillan's "poetry in motion" at Rotherham school

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The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.

9 February 2017


News ID: 1090
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1091
Categories: School - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire Police help school children stay safe on the internet

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Officers from South Yorkshire Police will be backing international Safer Internet Day today by spreading an awareness message at local schools & sharing co-ordinated messages across Facebook & Twitter

7 February 2017


News ID: 1088
Categories: Leisure and culture, Exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Making the Steel Man – Coal and Heritage talks

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Clifton Park Museum provides the perfect venue for the next Coal and Steel Heritage Talk.

6 February 2017


News ID: 1089
Categories: Environment and planning, People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Do you Love Where You Live

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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.

6 February 2017


News ID: 1087
Categories: Child sexual exploitation, Domestic violence, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

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A range of events including a women only comedy night are being held in Rotherham next week by a local charity to spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.

3 February 2017


News ID: 1086
Categories: Elections - results
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council – by-election result

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New councillors have been elected to Rotherham Council following by-elections in two of the borough’s wards.

3 February 2017


News ID: 1085
Categories: Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Over 80 years in jail for child sexual exploitation gang

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Six men have been sentenced to 81-and-a-half years in prison for their roles in the sexual exploitation of two girls in Rotherham nearly 20 years ago.

2 February 2017


News ID: 1084
Categories: Environment and planning, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1083
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Children choose better lifestyle choices

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Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.

1 February 2017


News ID: 1082
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham

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Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.

1 February 2017


News ID: 1081
Categories: Childcare, Parents
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Parents set to benefit from more free child care

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Hard working parents and carers in Rotherham are being thrown a much needed lifeline with free child care set to increase to 30 hours a week later this year.

1 February 2017


News ID: 1080
Categories: Sustainability, Wildlife
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s wildlife database set to continue

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A plan has been agreed to secure the future of an important ecological database following a period of uncertainty caused by budget savings.

1 February 2017


News ID: 1079
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council lends support for sports firm

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Two more companies have joined the Evolution development at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

31 January 2017


News ID: 1078
Categories: Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham stands together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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Hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life gathered in Rotherham to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

31 January 2017


News ID: 1077
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Funds secured for key Rotherham project

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Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017


News ID: 1076
Categories: Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Guilty verdicts returned in CSE case at Sheffield Crown Court

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Leader of the Council, Cllr Chris Read, and Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services, Ian Thomas respond to today's guilty verdicts in the CSE case at Sheffield Crown Court.

25 January 2017


News ID: 1075
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

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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?

24 January 2017


News ID: 1074
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1073
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

League table success for Rotherham schools

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Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.

19 January 2017


News ID: 1072
Categories: Town Centre, Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Rotherham

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Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Friday 27 January.

18 January 2017


News ID: 1071
Categories: Social care and support, Jobs, Fostering, Adoption
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham breaks recruitment barriers

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A recruitment drive to get more social workers into Rotherham has been heralded a success – despite the odds being stacked against it.

18 January 2017


News ID: 1070
Categories: Leisure and culture, Clifton park and museum, Museums
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Take a trip down memory lane at coal mining reminiscence workshops

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Rotherham residents can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the coal mining industry at Clifton Park Museum in the forthcoming months.

18 January 2017


News ID: 1068
Categories: Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

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

13 January 2017


News ID: 1067
Categories: Leisure and culture, Fitness, Active living, Health and wellbeing, Town Centre, Eastwood
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment

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Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.

13 January 2017


News ID: 1066
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Government gives funding for new homes

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The Council has been successful in securing two different funding streams from the Government that will help hundreds more residents to get on the housing ladder.

12 January 2017


News ID: 1063
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council supports smokefree January campaign

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This New Year, Rotherham Council is supporting the new hard-hitting stop smoking campaign launched by Public Health England.

9 January 2017


News ID: 1062
Categories: Schools and education, Wales
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Wales High School set to expand

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Over 150 new places are expected to be added to a popular Rotherham secondary school as part of wider £7 million growth plans across the borough.

3 January 2017


News ID: 1058
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Primary school results amongst best in region

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Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.

21 December 2016


News ID: 1057
Categories: Babies, Health advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Keep babies safe this Christmas

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Parents in Rotherham are being reminded to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies this Christmas time.

21 December 2016


News ID: 1056
Categories: Business and investment, Business support and advice, Employment advice, Regeneration, Market stalls, Markets, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham is the vinyl frontier for ex-steelworkers

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Two former TATA steelworkers from Kimberworth are turning the tables on redundancy after setting up their own business in Rotherham’s indoor market.

21 December 2016


News ID: 1055
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1054
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

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

21 December 2016


News ID: 1052
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

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The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

20 December 2016


News ID: 1051
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1045
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham hosts launch of Sheffield City Region Housing Compact

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Rotherham recently hosted the launch of the ‘Housing Compact’, a landmark agreement, between local authorities and housing providers in the Sheffield City Region to drive the economy through new house

15 December 2016


News ID: 1043
Categories: People and communities, Youth support, Young people's drop-in activities, Young people's organised activities, Community safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Youth projects kick off thanks to Safer Rotherham Partnership funding

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

14 December 2016


News ID: 1042
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Find your favourite book this Christmas

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The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for residents to loan a book from Rotherham Libraries.

14 December 2016


News ID: 1041
Categories: Public transport, Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Help for adults, Community safety, Crime prevention, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

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

14 December 2016


News ID: 1039
Categories: People and communities, Roads, parking and transport, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1038
Categories: People and communities, Roads, parking and transport, Council and democracy, Commissioners, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1059
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Popular school set to expand

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Additional classrooms are to be added to a popular Rotherham school as part of plans to help reduce the number of pupils on the waiting list in the future.

13 December 2016


News ID: 1037
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1036
Categories: People and communities, Crime prevention, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Safety, Kimberworth
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Success in off-road bike crackdown

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

9 December 2016


News ID: 1035
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Help for adults, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

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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.

8 December 2016


News ID: 1033
Categories: Town Centre, Markets
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

New Rotherham Bazaar to launch at late night shopping event

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Rotherham’s newest outdoor market attraction is to be launched in time for Christmas at the town centre’s late night shopping event this week.

6 December 2016


News ID: 1032
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Health advice, Libraries - news and events, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New life-saving scheme launched

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Rotherham Libraries to loan out life-saving equipment and training at the heart of your communities.

6 December 2016


News ID: 1030
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Study set to boost AMID connectivity

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A major study that aims to improve the road network up to the rapidly-growing Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is being driven forward.

5 December 2016


News ID: 1029
Categories: Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham careers event brings employment opportunities

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Rotherham Council, Mears and Jobcentre Plus brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities at the annual Local Employment Advisory Forum (LEAF) event in Rotherham.

2 December 2016


News ID: 1028
Categories: Homes and property, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Tell us your views on town centre housing

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The Council is seeking views from people across the region about what type of homes they would like to see in Rotherham town centre.

1 December 2016


News ID: 1027
Categories: Homes and property, Help for adults, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer

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Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.

1 December 2016


News ID: 1024
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council children's home gets Outstanding rating

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Rotherham's last remaining children’s home has been rated as "outstanding" in a first for the town.

1 December 2016


News ID: 1022
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 1021
Categories: Council and democracy, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

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

30 November 2016


News ID: 1019
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham marks World Aids Day

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Rotherham will mark World Aids Day this week with a gathering in the town centre.

30 November 2016


News ID: 1018
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme

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Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.

29 November 2016


News ID: 1025
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Junior school overturns failing judgement

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A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.

29 November 2016


News ID: 1016
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s spectacular pantomime is here

Image

The Christmas celebrations are about to start, which means panto time is here!

29 November 2016


News ID: 1020
Categories: Leisure and culture, Localities, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Christmas family fun in Rotherham

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Rotherham residents are in for a treat with lots of family fun during the festive season at various Christmas themed events taking place around the borough.

29 November 2016


News ID: 1026
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Young Inspectors scoop national award

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A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

29 November 2016


News ID: 1014
Categories: Benefits and support, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Dinnington Together at the Resource Centre

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A free festive community information and advice event will take place at Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road on Monday 5 December.

25 November 2016


News ID: 1010
Categories: Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - gritting, Roads - snow clearance, Winter weather
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s geared up for winter

Image

With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks, over 5,000 tonnes of rock salt is currently stockpiled in the purpose-built salt barn at the Council's Hellaby depot.

23 November 2016


News ID: 1009
Categories: Council and democracy, Young people's organised activities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mayor’s Cadets are recognised

Image

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

23 November 2016


News ID: 1008
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

All Saints Square gains lifesaving milestone

Image

Rotherham Town Centre has helped a local charity reach an important milestone as it hosts a life-saving device.

23 November 2016


News ID: 1007
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New bar helps to deliver Rotherham’s future and its past

Image

Rotherham’s historic sorting office is being brought back to life as one of Rotherham's finest eateries and wine establishments - with a special nod to its heritage.

22 November 2016


News ID: 1012
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

Image

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

21 November 2016


News ID: 1005
Categories: Environment and planning, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

Image

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

18 November 2016


News ID: 1006
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

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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.

18 November 2016


News ID: 1004
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Leader says 'It Starts With Me'

Image

Rotherham Council's Leader has been tested for HIV in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.

17 November 2016


News ID: 1003
Categories: People and communities, Eastwood
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Positive action taken as community comes together in Eastwood

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Residents and agencies have joined forces over the last few months to make a positive impact in Eastwood as part of the initiative entitled “the Eastwood Deal.”

16 November 2016


News ID: 1000
Categories: People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Dinnington, Swinton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Joining forces to Love Where You Live

Image

Residents and council staff from across the borough joined forces to give their neighbourhoods a clean-up last week as the Council’s Love Where You Live campaign gains momentum.

16 November 2016


News ID: 1001
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Town Centre development moves another step closer

Image

Rotherham Council has moved one step closer to its plans to regenerate Forge Island by agreeing to buy out the remaining long leases on the units on one of the key routes into the site.

15 November 2016


News ID: 999
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture, People and communities, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Lights Switch-on starts the festive season

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The festive season will officially begin in Rotherham town centre with an evening of entertainment, culminating in the annual switch-on of the Christmas Lights!

9 November 2016


News ID: 998
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Image

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

8 November 2016


News ID: 997
Categories: Leisure and culture, Exhibitions, Museums and galleries, Museum events and exhibitions, Clifton, Clifton park and museum, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel

Image

Visitors to the new “Making the Man of Steel” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum can now take in some of Rotherham’s heritage thanks to a new trail.

8 November 2016


News ID: 992
Categories: Health and social care, Child sexual exploitation, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

Image

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

4 November 2016


News ID: 993
Categories: Crime prevention, Community safety, Safety, Eastwood
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Eastwood riding into Rotherham

Image

Say hello to South Yorkshire Police's new chestnut gelding Eastwood!

4 November 2016


News ID: 990
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jayne Oates
Link to CMS

Tasty tucker for school children

Image

School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.

2 November 2016


News ID: 989
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Happy tenants say hello to new homes

Image

Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.

1 November 2016


News ID: 986
Categories: Council and democracy, Help for adults, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Changes planned for adult day care and transportation charges

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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.

28 October 2016


News ID: 985
Categories: Help for adults, Council and democracy, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Plans to consult on learning disability services

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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.

28 October 2016


News ID: 984
Categories: Leisure and culture, Sports, clubs and centres, Cycling, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s first Time Trial is a hit with local cyclists

Image

Cyclists young and old pitted themselves against the clock in Rotherham’s first ever cycling time trial.

28 October 2016


News ID: 982
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council workers recognised for going above and beyond call of duty

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Two brave members of the council's Streetpride team have received formal recognition after finding themselves delivering street justice during a Sunday morning shift.

26 October 2016


News ID: 980
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Protect yourself and others from flu

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Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.

24 October 2016


News ID: 978
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Council and democracy, Business and investment, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 977
Categories: People and communities, Refuse - litter bins, Street care and cleaning, Refuse - flytipping, Dog and animal fouling, Wickersley, Bramley, Volunteering - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Woodlaithes residents get into the community spirit!

Image

A group of residents from Woodlaithes Village in Rotherham took to the streets to help keep their local area looking spick and span at the weekend.

19 October 2016


News ID: 975
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Clifton park and museum, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park celebrates People’s Choice Award

Image

Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is officially one of the nation’s favourite green spaces following a public vote.

18 October 2016


News ID: 979
Categories: Children and family care, Adoption, Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Plea to give a child a forever home

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This week is National Adoption Week and the Council is urging those considering adoption to give them a call and start the process today. Read Helen's story...

18 October 2016


News ID: 974
Categories: Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Justice for child sexual exploitation victims

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Eight men have been found guilty today of the sexual exploitation of three girls between 1999 and 2003, following a four week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

17 October 2016


News ID: 973
Categories: Help for adults, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Double delight for Rotherham care home

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A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.

17 October 2016


News ID: 971
Categories: Adult carers, Health and social care, Carers, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council calls for more carers during Shared Lives Week

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Rotherham Council is using this year's Shared Lives Week, which runs from 15 – 23 October, to encourage local people to think about whether they could care for a vulnerable person in their community.

13 October 2016


News ID: 969
Categories: Youthi, Hate crime, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Youngsters help stamp out hate crime

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Young people are leading the way to stamping out hate crime across Rotherham with training workshops to raise awareness.

12 October 2016


News ID: 967
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

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

12 October 2016


News ID: 962
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Libraries - children's services
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Big Friendly Read is a gloriumptious success!

Image

Libraries across Rotherham had a phizz-wizzing response to this year’s summer reading challenge, a Roald Dahl themed Big Friendly Read.

11 October 2016


News ID: 961
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New taxi rules bring about change

Image

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


News ID: 960
Categories: People and communities, Equality and diversity, Harassment - advice and support, Crime prevention, Community safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Hate crime has no place in our town

Image

Rotherham Council is saying ‘NO!’ to hate crime after hearing some of the ‘shocking’ incidents experienced by residents in Rotherham.

10 October 2016


News ID: 958
Categories: Trading standards, Consumer advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Warning to residents on doorstep rogue traders

Image

Rotherham Council’s Trading Standards is asking local residents to be on their guard against uninvited callers at their door.

6 October 2016


News ID: 957
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham recognised for tenant involvement

Image

Rotherham Council's Housing and Neighbourhood Services are celebrating this week after being successfully awarded the Tpas accreditation for excellence in tenant engagement.

29 September 2016


News ID: 955
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Class sizes at village school to be expanded

Image

A Rotherham school has proved so popular with parents that it now needs to expand its intake.

28 September 2016


News ID: 953
Categories: Children and family care, Work jobs training and advice, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Council to host job fayre to help people find their dream job

Image

Rotherham Council will host a special job fayre to recruit social care staff at its Riverside House headquarters in the town centre next week.

28 September 2016


News ID: 952
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

This Girl Can win awards!

Image

A Council backed sports project has been named the best in Yorkshire for its inspiring work with young people.

28 September 2016


News ID: 951
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham's leaders to host neighbourhood sessions

Image

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

27 September 2016


News ID: 950
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

Image

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to try and quit for 28 days, as this year's Stoptober campaign launches.

22 September 2016


News ID: 947
Categories: Children and family care, Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Cash appeal for looked after children's trip of a lifetime

Image

The Looked After Children's Council fundraise for their trip to Poland.

20 September 2016


News ID: 945
Categories: Parking, Street parking - enforcement and fines
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Council targets persistent evaders

Image

People who are persistently evading parking fines with unregistered vehicles could see their vehicles towed away in a new crackdown.

19 September 2016


News ID: 944
Categories: Schools and education, Youth support, School mentors, Training and development
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

Image

Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

16 September 2016


News ID: 943
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park needs your vote for the UK’s People’s Choice Awards

Image

Clifton Park was awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the fifth time in July and now you can vote for it as one of the best parks in the UK in the People’s Choice award.

16 September 2016


News ID: 946
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit

Image

The Rotherham Tobacco Alliance has re-launched to welcome new members and re-visit its priorities with the aim to achieve the national vision of creating a 'Smokefree generation by 2025'.

15 September 2016


News ID: 942
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

Image

Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

15 September 2016


News ID: 940
Categories: Homes and property, Garden maintenance, Mayor - general information, Aston
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Annual garden competition winners announced

Image

Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders were rewarded for their glorious gardens at the annual Garden Competition awards ceremony on Thursday 8 September.

15 September 2016


News ID: 938
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Theatres, Young people's organised activities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

Image

Shoppers in Rotherham did a double take when the stars of this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mingled with the crowds at the Tuesday street market.

14 September 2016


News ID: 935
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Recycling Week 2016

Image

Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

9 September 2016


News ID: 936
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street

Image

The restoration of Rotherham's "historic core" was given the official seal of approval today.

8 September 2016


News ID: 932
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council

Image

Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.

8 September 2016


News ID: 931
Categories: Fostering, Fostering, adopting and looked after children, Music and singing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s foster children get tuned into classical music

Image

Foster children are getting the chance to experience a live orchestra at Rotherham’s first ever Proms in the Park this weekend after a kind hearted business man and woman donated 100 tickets.

7 September 2016


News ID: 929
Categories: Leisure and culture, Sports, clubs and centres
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme

Image

A local cricketer is discovering the benefits of cycling with the help of a free bike loan scheme.

6 September 2016


News ID: 928
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Image

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


News ID: 926
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Destination Poland for Rotherham's Looked After Children

Image

Mo Farah's double Olympic joy at Rio has inspired Council leaders to put their running shoes on and raise money to help send some of the borough's most vulnerable children on a trip of a lifetime.

1 September 2016


News ID: 924
Categories: Libraries, Consultations, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Buzz not the hush for Rotherham's libraries

Image

Libraries in Rotherham will be more efficient and effective under plans proposed by the Council, which are focussed on making them more in tune with what the public wants.

1 September 2016


News ID: 923
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Family based placements for children in care

Image

Plans for Rotherham's children in care to be placed with in-house foster carers instead of children's homes.

30 August 2016


News ID: 922
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

Image

Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

25 August 2016


News ID: 921
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

Image

Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.

25 August 2016


News ID: 919
Categories: Moorgate, Health advice, Parks and open spaces, Wildlife, Pest control
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Warning over slug pellets in Rotherham Park

Image

Rotherham Council is warning dog owners to be on their guard following an incident where slug pellets were scattered in a local park.

25 August 2016


News ID: 916
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham panto star is a Pop Idol

Image

Rotherham panto fans are in for a real treat when Pop Idol and West End singing sensation Zoe Birkett stars in the 2016 pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

24 August 2016


News ID: 914
Categories: People and communities, Voluntary organisations, Volunteering - information and advice, Street care and cleaning, Refuse - litter - removal, Dinnington, Dalton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Do you love where you live?

Image

Big hearted Dinnington residents took part in a community clear up, collecting 12 bags of rubbish and a large television over one-and-a-half hours in the Doe Quarry Lane area recently.

19 August 2016


News ID: 912
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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

Image

Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

19 August 2016


News ID: 911
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

Image

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

18 August 2016


News ID: 909
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

Image

Visitors to Ulley Country Park are being challenged to take part in a new activity – finding all the “Green Men” in a new sculpture trail.

17 August 2016


News ID: 908
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Stay safe by water

Image

Rotherham residents – particularly children, young people and parents – are being urged to be vigilant about the dangers of swimming in open water.

16 August 2016


News ID: 903
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

Image

Since Pokémon Go launched this summer, various creatures have been appearing in Clifton Park and Museum - and visitors have been trying to catch 'em all!

29 July 2016


News ID: 901
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Moorgate
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

Image

If you've ever wanted to find out more about Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park, now is your chance!

28 July 2016


News ID: 899
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Starter Homes register opens for young first time buyers finding a new build home

Image

Rotherham Council is backing a new Government programme which will help under 40s get on the housing ladder, and local people are being urged to find out more.

28 July 2016


News ID: 900
Categories: People and communities, Equality and diversity, Harassment - advice and support, Crime prevention, Community safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Anti-hate crime message at heart of exhibition

Image

Anti-hate crime messages are at the forefront of an art exhibition being hosted by the “Love is Louder” campaign in Rotherham.

27 July 2016


News ID: 897
Categories: Parking, Street parking - enforcement and fines
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New cameras for civil enforcement officers

Image

Drivers in Rotherham are usually polite and considerate. However, sadly, a small minority of drivers react aggressively in the event that a parking ticket is issued.

26 July 2016


News ID: 894
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

Image

Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.

22 July 2016


News ID: 890
Categories: Business and investment, Markets, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Bright new look at Rotherham Markets

Image

Visitors to Rotherham Markets will be greeted by an eye catching new entrance area when they call in to do their shopping.

21 July 2016


News ID: 891
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Planning - local plans, Planning policy, Dinnington
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Dinnington given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan

Image

Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

21 July 2016


News ID: 893
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Books and reading, Pre-schoolers, 5 - 12 years, Families
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

Image

Libraries across Rotherham launched the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 16 July and there’s still time for children to join in.

20 July 2016


News ID: 892
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

Image

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

20 July 2016


News ID: 888
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

Image

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.

19 July 2016


News ID: 887
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration, Town centre management
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s High Street welcomes two new retailers

Image

Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed two new retailers – Maia Interiors and the Sweet Escape Dessert & Ice Cream Parlour.

19 July 2016


News ID: 886
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Adults, Older people, Parents, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Journey back in time to the Rock ‘n’ Roll era with The Revolvers

Image

Rotherham residents can journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Let’s Do It Again with The Revolvers at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Friday 29 July.

19 July 2016


News ID: 884
Categories: Consultations, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services

Image

Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.

18 July 2016


News ID: 881
Categories: Fostering, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Improvements for foster carers

Image

Foster carers are set to benefit from a raft of changes in a bid to help the borough increase the number of carers in town.

15 July 2016


News ID: 880
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties

Image

Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

13 July 2016


News ID: 879
Categories: People and communities, Equality and diversity
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Love is louder across Rotherham as Artbomb Project is launched

Image

Crafty people across the borough have their hands full this week as they continue preparations for the launch of the Love Is Louder artbomb project next Monday July 18.

13 July 2016


News ID: 877
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Top award for waste partnership

Image

A partnership which is revolutionising the treatment of household waste has scooped a prestigious national award in the same week the waste treatment facility at Manvers celebrated its first birthday.

12 July 2016


News ID: 876
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Council moves forward with town centre plans

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Rotherham Council is proposing to develop a Masterplan which will provide further details on how the Town Centre will be developed in the next five to ten years.

7 July 2016


News ID: 875
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 874
Categories: Help for adults, Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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

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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.

6 July 2016


News ID: 873
Categories: Children and family care, Job vacancies, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

More social workers needed to lighten the load

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Lower caseloads, better management, more supervision and learning and development opportunities are all on the cards for social workers who want to come and work in Rotherham.

6 July 2016


News ID: 868
Categories: Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Transforming child sexual exploitation services In Rotherham

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Rotherham is transforming the way it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE) and now it is delivering a ground-breaking service to tackle it.

1 July 2016


News ID: 867
Categories: Council and democracy, Consultations, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Have your say on powers for region

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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.

1 July 2016


News ID: 870
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, Secondary school admissions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Increase to secondary school places

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Hundreds of places are expected to be added to secondary schools across Rotherham in the next few years as part of £7 million growth plans.

30 June 2016


News ID: 866
Categories: Children and family care, Residential care for children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Long Term Future of Habershon House

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Habershon House's future to be discussed.

29 June 2016


News ID: 865
Categories: Social care and support, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Improvement is being made in Rotherham

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Rotherham Council's children's social care services are improving.

29 June 2016


News ID: 864
Categories: Schools and education, Treeton, Catcliffe, Aston, Brinsworth, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

New primary school for Rotherham

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A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.

29 June 2016


News ID: 863
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Thurcroft, Roads - closures and diversions, Roads - road-works
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 862
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Cycling, Cycling - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

‘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


News ID: 861
Categories: Leisure and culture, Exhibitions, Museums and galleries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham remembers the Somme

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Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services will hold a series of events and exhibitions throughout June and July to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

21 June 2016


News ID: 905
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy, People and communities, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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

20 June 2016


News ID: 859
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: John Kelly
Link to CMS

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

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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).

17 June 2016


News ID: 857
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

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

16 June 2016


News ID: 856
Categories: People and communities, Safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

First volunteers in new scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour

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Volunteers have been presented with training certificates at the launch of a new scheme in Rotherham aimed at resolving anti-social behaviour and low level crime in communities.

16 June 2016


News ID: 854
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Young students use their artistic skills to fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

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Two Kimberworth schoolchildren have put their creative skills to good use to promote Rotherham's celebration of this year's Armed Forces Day.

15 June 2016


News ID: 855
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council part of Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

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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.

15 June 2016


News ID: 848
Categories: Adult carers, Health and social care, Carers
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Carers and Council join forces to celebrate Carers' Week

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Rotherham Council is marking national Carers Week 2016 by supporting a series of events to celebrate carers in Rotherham.

2 June 2016


News ID: 849
Categories: Environment and planning, Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Theme Park plans a step closer

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Plans to open a family theme park adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park are another step closer after Rotherham Council formally agreed the sale of land to Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks.

1 June 2016


News ID: 847
Categories: Environment and planning, Dinnington
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Dinnington sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan

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Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

1 June 2016


News ID: 846
Categories: Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council plans for children at the heart of everything it does

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Rotherham is putting its past behind it with plans to ensure children are at the heart of everything it does.

27 May 2016


News ID: 845
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Review of children's homes

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The move to put more children in care with foster families is part of Rotherham Council's ambitious plans to overhaul its children's services.

27 May 2016


News ID: 842
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Aston, Families
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Flora is our lucky winner!

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Aston schoolgirl Flora Walker is the lucky winner of Clifton Park Museum’s “Nelson” colouring competition.

26 May 2016


News ID: 844
Categories: Council and democracy, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead

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A proposal recommending changes to the way that the Council's Enabling Service is run has been agreed today (26 May) at Rotherham Council's Cabinet/Commissioners' Decision making meeting.

26 May 2016


News ID: 843
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Metalysis to Move into UK's Premier Manufacturing Park

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Rotherham Council and Property consultancy Commercial Property Partners LLP have announced the letting of the Advanced Manufacturing Park's Unit 4 to specialist manufacturing company Metalysis.

25 May 2016


News ID: 840
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Road safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 839
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Pantomime is announced

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Rotherham Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 magical pantomime is the fairest of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

24 May 2016


News ID: 836
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council Leader announces new Cabinet

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Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, has announced his new-look Advisory Cabinet - with two new figures joining the senior political leadership of the authority.

20 May 2016


News ID: 833
Categories: Leisure and culture, Families, Parks and open spaces, Kimberworth Park
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children celebrate re-opening of Barkers Park play area

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Children from Redscope Primary School are jumping for joy after officially re-opening Barkers Park play area.

20 May 2016


News ID: 832
Categories: Crime prevention, People and communities, Community advice, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Safety, Harassment - advice and support, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New hate crime initiative launched in Rotherham

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A new way of reporting hate crime in Rotherham has been launched in a bid to encourage victims to come forward.

20 May 2016


News ID: 831
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

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The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, showed her support for Dementia Awareness Week by visiting Davies Court care home in Dinnington.

19 May 2016


News ID: 829
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

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Rotherham Council’s Advisory Cabinet is set to consider the closure of the Copeland Lodge building in Thurcroft, on the basis that it is not fit for purpose and is no longer needed.

19 May 2016


News ID: 828
Categories: Council and democracy, Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mayor Maggi bows out

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Rotherham’s Mayor for 2015/16, Cllr Maggi Clark, reaches the end of her year in office this week.

19 May 2016


News ID: 825
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Let's get Rotherham more active

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Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.

17 May 2016


News ID: 821
Categories: Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice, Jobs, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Funding provides support to Tata steel staff

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Organisations have been working together to support steel workers affected by Tata’s restructuring in Yorkshire.

11 May 2016


News ID: 819
Categories: Commissioners, Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Commissioner for Rotherham

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The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.

10 May 2016


News ID: 818
Categories: Council and democracy, Building control, Planning applications - business, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New charges for pre-planning application advice

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Rotherham Council has introduced a charging system for pre-planning advice which helps applicants decide whether planning permission is required and if it is likely permission would be granted.

10 May 2016


News ID: 817
Categories: Council and democracy, Elections - results, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Labour retain control over Rotherham Council

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Labour retain overall control of Rotherham Council with 24 new councillors elected.

6 May 2016


News ID: 816
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire

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Find out more about the fascinating history of Rotherham’s “forgotten” potteries, with two new exhibitions.

6 May 2016


News ID: 812
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Volunteers help get Rotherham ship-shape

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Residents and members of the local business community pulled together with Rotherham Council staff to help "Clean for the Queen" in the town centre.

5 May 2016


News ID: 811
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chipping leads to a happy reunion for Rotherham dog owner

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A Rotherham family have been reunited with their family pet – thanks to its micro-chip.

5 May 2016


News ID: 810
Categories: Council and democracy, Help for adults, Commissioners, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

4 May 2016


News ID: 809
Categories: Schools and education, Careers advice, Templeborough, Exhibitions, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

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Two thousand visitors, 45 schools, 70 exhibitors - and a supersonic car - have helped the sixth Get Up To Speed festival to break records this year.

29 April 2016


News ID: 808
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Household waste - rubbish collections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get your bins out bright and early

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Rotherham householders are being reminded to ensure that their bins are always at the roadside at 7.00 am.

28 April 2016


News ID: 806
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Glittering accolade for primary school

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A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.

26 April 2016


News ID: 804
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Moorgate, Herringthorpe
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Edwardian postcards feature historical gem Boston Castle

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Visitors can discover more about the Edwardian era in a heritage talk to be held at Rotherham’s unique historical gem Boston Castle, on Thursday 28 April at 7pm.

26 April 2016


News ID: 798
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Public urged to report child abuse and neglect

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Residents are being urged to have the confidence to report child abuse to help protect children in the borough.

18 April 2016


News ID: 797
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Thousands get preferred primary schools

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Thousands of primary pupils in Rotherham will be going to their preferred school this September – as admissions results reveal over a 97 percent success rate.

16 April 2016


News ID: 792
Categories: Business and investment, Taxis and minicabs, Children and family care, People and communities, Commissioners, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 790
Categories: Commissioners, Council and democracy, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

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The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

13 April 2016


News ID: 789
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Please recycle responsibly this spring

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Garden waste collections have restarted for the growing season, but do you know what can and can't go in your green bin?

13 April 2016


News ID: 784
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Broadband speeds set to rocket at South Yorkshire business parks and Enterprise Zones

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Firms based on key business parks and Enterprise Zones throughout South Yorkshire will soon experience first-hand why faster broadband is good for business.

8 April 2016


News ID: 782
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Candidates in Rotherham Council elections announced

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Candidates standing in next month’s local elections in Rotherham have now been announced.

8 April 2016


News ID: 783
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Waste facility up for top awards

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The new waste treatment facility at Manvers which is revolutionising how waste is managed in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

8 April 2016


News ID: 781
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Ten babies needing forever homes in Rotherham

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Babies do not come up for adoption often these days, but in Rotherham there are unusually 10 looking for a loving home.

6 April 2016


News ID: 778
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Green Bin Collections To Start

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Springtime is here! The new season signals the start of the green bin collection for Rotherham householders.

6 April 2016


News ID: 780
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Boston Castle reopens for new season

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Boston Castle re-opened its doors for the new season on Saturday 2 April.

6 April 2016


News ID: 779
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Cameron is streets ahead

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A Rotherham apprentice is streets ahead of his peers after scooping 'Construction Apprentice of the Year' at special ceremony.

5 April 2016


News ID: 777
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Lighter nights - more recycling

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Lighter nights and longer opening hours start at the beginning of April - giving us all more time to recycle.

1 April 2016


News ID: 775
Categories: Schools and education, Parks and open spaces, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 776
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Community events bring children, young people and families together

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Communities in Rotherham came together over Easter to celebrate what makes their community great in a series of ‘Community Cafe’ style social events.

30 March 2016


News ID: 774
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

30 March 2016


News ID: 773
Categories: Homes and property, Environmental health, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

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

29 March 2016


News ID: 772
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors

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A brand new Council Housing development at Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark.

24 March 2016


News ID: 770
Categories: Private landlords - registration, Homes and property, Business and investment, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

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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.

23 March 2016


News ID: 769
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council to remember victims of Brussels attacks

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Rotherham Council is to hold a minute’s silence today, Wednesday 24 March at 11am, in remembrance of those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attacks in Brussels yesterday.

23 March 2016


News ID: 768
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

First new Rotherham allotments in 30 years officially opened

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The first community allotments to be created in Rotherham in 30 years have officially opened.

22 March 2016


News ID: 767
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Make a splash this Easter

Image

Visitors to Clifton Park are invited to make a splash this Easter as the water park opens for the new season on Friday 25 March 2016.

22 March 2016


News ID: 766
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.

21 March 2016


News ID: 764
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham standing together for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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People in Rotherham are being encouraged to show their support for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).

18 March 2016


News ID: 762
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment, People and communities, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

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New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

17 March 2016


News ID: 757
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

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Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.

14 March 2016


News ID: 756
Categories: Schools and education, Youth support, Schools and colleges, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

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Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.

14 March 2016


News ID: 754
Categories: Schools and colleges, Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Chief Executive Welcomes Apprentices

Image

Chief Executive Sharon Kemp takes a young apprentice under her wing to show them the ropes as part of National Apprentice Week.

11 March 2016


News ID: 752
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Hat trick for town centre shops

Image

Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.

11 March 2016


News ID: 751
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Changes to town centre parking fees

Image

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

10 March 2016


News ID: 749
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

Image

Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

9 March 2016


News ID: 748
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, Customer services, Benefits and support
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Key Choices property shop is on the move

Image

Rotherham Council’s Key Choices Service, which provides advice to customers on all housing options as well as support to prevent customers becoming homeless, is moving to Riverside House on 18 March.

9 March 2016


News ID: 747
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Make One You, change you

Image

This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.

7 March 2016


News ID: 742
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council ratifies economic devolution proposal for the borough

Image

Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.

3 March 2016


News ID: 745
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

Image

Once again thousands of pupils across Rotherham are set to go to their preferred secondary school in September with 99 percent getting a school they want.

3 March 2016


News ID: 741
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise

Image

Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.

2 March 2016


News ID: 740
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Big art for little artists!

Image

Little Picassos and Michaelangelos can come along to Clifton Park Museum this spring for some artistic fun.

2 March 2016


News ID: 744
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

Image

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


News ID: 737
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Operation Clover verdict - statement from Rotherham Council

Image

Rotherham Council reacts to today's verdict in the Operation Clover trial.

24 February 2016


News ID: 727
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

Image

Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.

19 February 2016


News ID: 734
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Budget for protecting frontline services 2016

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Rotherham Council has published its budget recommendations for 2016/17.

18 February 2016


News ID: 732
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham short breaks facility celebrates good Ofsted report

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Rotherham’s Liberty House, a short breaks facility for children with disabilities and behavioural issues, has received a rating of ‘good’ following an Ofsted inspection last month.

17 February 2016


News ID: 730
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Kickstart fund will help boost start-up businesses in Rotherham

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UK Steel Enterprise has announced the launch of a new fund that will help boost dozens of start-up businesses in Rotherham over the next 12 months.

17 February 2016


News ID: 729
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Thai shop launches in Rotherham

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A new shop on High Street is bringing the taste of Thailand to Rotherham.

17 February 2016


News ID: 728
Categories: Schools and education, Libraries, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public

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A thought-provoking exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times will be open to the public and schools at Rotherham Council’s Riverside Library Gallery from Wednesday 17 February.

17 February 2016


News ID: 724
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Employment support for armed forces veterans

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Rotherham Town Hall will be hosting a free course next month to support Armed Forces veterans in finding a job they want.

12 February 2016


News ID: 723
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council welcomes return of some powers

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Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.

11 February 2016


News ID: 721
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Dawn's Ink is on the move

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Following a move at the beginning of January from the previous shop on Howard Street, Dawn's Ink is now open at 68 Effingham Street.

10 February 2016


News ID: 719
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

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More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

8 February 2016


News ID: 717
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.

4 February 2016


News ID: 716
Categories: Elections - voting
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Remember to register to vote

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Rotherham Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of the National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.

4 February 2016


News ID: 715
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, the fourth appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team in 2016.

4 February 2016


News ID: 714
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

4 February 2016


News ID: 706
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

National award for Tuesday street market

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Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.

29 January 2016


News ID: 718
Categories: Health and social care, Commissioners, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

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A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

29 January 2016


News ID: 703
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Safety first for Flanderwell residents

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Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

28 January 2016


News ID: 702
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

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Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

28 January 2016


News ID: 700
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

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A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

28 January 2016


News ID: 695
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Making homes for nature!

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People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.

25 January 2016


News ID: 694
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Leisure and culture, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 692
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

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The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

21 January 2016


News ID: 691
Categories: Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

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Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

21 January 2016


News ID: 690
Categories: Council and democracy, Consultations, Help for adults, Roads, parking and transport, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 689
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Cinderella is one of the best attended pantomimes ever

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People who flocked to this year’s pantomime are being thanked for making the show at Rotherham Civic Theatre one of the highest ever selling!

20 January 2016


News ID: 688
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 687
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Childhood memories on display!

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Reminisce about your childhood with Clifton Park Museum’s Toy exhibition in the new Childhood Gallery.

18 January 2016


News ID: 681
Categories: Business and investment, Work jobs training and advice, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Council Leader welcomes Government steel support

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Rotherham Council's Leader has welcomed the news that Government funding will be made available to support those affected by Tata Steel restructuring and job losses.

6 January 2016


News ID: 680
Categories: Consultations, Business and investment, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

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Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.

31 December 2015


News ID: 678
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Start your new year with a magical panto treat

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Just because the magic of Christmas has come and gone, it doesn't mean that the fun has to stop!

29 December 2015


News ID: 668
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Festive recycling – let’s make it a green New Year!

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Householders are being encouraged to recycle following the Christmas and New Year festivities.

29 December 2015


News ID: 677
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

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Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

23 December 2015


News ID: 674
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

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Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

17 December 2015


News ID: 671
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

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A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

16 December 2015


News ID: 670
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Code Club sessions to launch

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Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

16 December 2015


News ID: 669
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Steel communities support package

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Rotherham Council is backing a support package for the steel industry which is being put together by Sheffield City Region partners.

15 December 2015


News ID: 667
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

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The Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, visited Rotherham to meet with council staff, service users and carers and share views on the future of adult social work.

15 December 2015


News ID: 666
Categories: Homes and property, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

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

15 December 2015


News ID: 665
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Mentor Martyn nets top award for supporting local businesses

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A business advisor with the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been named as Enterprise Coach and Mentor of the Year.

15 December 2015


News ID: 664
Categories: Business and investment, Schools and education, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

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Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

14 December 2015


News ID: 663
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New look Advisory Cabinet announced

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A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.

14 December 2015


News ID: 662
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Budding business owners take advantage of free advice

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Aspiring business owners took advantage of free drop-in sessions during last week’s Small Business Saturday (5 December).

11 December 2015


News ID: 661
Categories: Children and family care, Help for adults, Business and investment, Commissioners, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

11 December 2015


News ID: 659
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 657
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

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Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.

8 December 2015


News ID: 652
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Residents and businesses asked for views on Devolution Deal

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Residents and businesses are invite to have their say and get involved in the debate on the in-principle Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal with the Government.

2 December 2015


News ID: 647
Categories: Schools and education, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

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Schoolchildren from Rotherham put their communication skills to good use last week when they visited the Town Hall for a question and answer session in the Council Chamber.

1 December 2015


News ID: 646
Categories: Children and family care, Consultations, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Proposed consultation on the future of Rotherham children’s home

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A consultation about the future of a Rotherham children’s home could begin next month, as part of the council’s ongoing review of children’s residential care services.

1 December 2015


News ID: 644
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s High Street is the best in Britain – official!

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Rotherham town centre is celebrating today after beating off stiff competition to win the best town category in the Great British High Street competition.

30 November 2015


News ID: 636
Categories: Business and investment, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Magna and Rotherham Council look to the future

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The Leader of Rotherham Council, in response to recent media speculation, has today confirmed that the Council will be looking to restructure the debt currently owed by Magna.

24 November 2015


News ID: 634
Categories: Business and investment, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

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The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

19 November 2015


News ID: 630
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Craft Corner on the move!

Image

Another popular town centre business has moved to new premises.

17 November 2015


News ID: 626
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

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A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

12 November 2015


News ID: 622
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 620
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s regeneration team nominated for three awards

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The Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been short-listed for three national awards recognising its commitment to supporting local businesses.

6 November 2015


News ID: 619
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

First tenants move into newly built council homes

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The first tenants have moved into four new Council homes built in Bramley.

6 November 2015


News ID: 617
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Chair for Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board

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A former national adviser on children’s services has been appointed as the new Chair of the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

5 November 2015


News ID: 616
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

High Sheriff to visit Rotherham’s “Base” locations

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South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff, John Holt, is to visit two of Rotherham’s support centres for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

4 November 2015


News ID: 613
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Local Rotherham companies give a warm welcome to South Korean businesses

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An innovative programme to attract new business start-ups from South Korea has been championed by local Rotherham firms.

4 November 2015


News ID: 608
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New ‘50s themed ice-cream parlour and children’s soft play centre

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Visitors to Thrybergh County Park are invited to step back in time and swing by its newly-opened ‘50s themed ice-cream parlour and children’s soft play centre.

2 November 2015


News ID: 607
Categories: Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco

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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.

29 October 2015


News ID: 606
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.

29 October 2015


News ID: 605
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme

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Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Rotherham Council, has been recognised for its excellent services.

28 October 2015


News ID: 603
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nichola Simpson
Link to CMS

US Mayor visits Rotherham and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park

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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA visited the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, Rotherham on Wednesday 21 October.

23 October 2015


News ID: 602
Categories: Council and democracy, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Child Mayor takes on official duties

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Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.

22 October 2015


News ID: 601
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Please help those in need this Christmas

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Rotherham Council is backing an appeal to help people in crisis this Christmas.

21 October 2015


News ID: 596
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Consultations, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Thank you, says Council Leader as Views From Rotherham report is published

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Rotherham Council Leader Cllr Chris Read has extended a ‘big thank you’ to over 1,800 residents and workers who gave their time to take part in this summer’s Views from Rotherham consultation.

16 October 2015


News ID: 592
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Simpson collection arrives at York and Lancaster Museum

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Medals and memorabilia belonging to a significant First World War soldier will go on display at the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum next year.

13 October 2015


News ID: 590
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 584
Categories: Council and democracy, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Devolution passes new milestone in Rotherham

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Council leaders from the Sheffield City Region met with Chancellor George Osborne at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park today to announce a proposed agreement on the way forward for devolution.

2 October 2015


News ID: 580
Categories: Leisure and culture, Work jobs training and advice, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 579
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 578
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Garden Competition a blooming success!

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This year’s Rotherham Garden Competition has been hailed a blooming success with new categories attracting more entries.

24 September 2015


News ID: 564
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New exhibition commemorates Gallipoli

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A new exhibition at Clifton Park Museum is marking 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

18 September 2015


News ID: 574
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New school opens its doors to pupils

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Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.

16 September 2015


News ID: 572
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Exclusive Mirrors celebrates Superfast Broadband connection

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One of the UK's largest online mirrors stores will be one of the first companies in South Yorkshire to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband deployed by Superfast South Yorkshire.

14 September 2015


News ID: 569
Categories: Environment and planning, Homes and property, Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

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The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

14 September 2015


News ID: 568
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Responding to the statement issued by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to protests

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The Leader of the Council and Commissioner Mary Ney have issued statements relating to those issued by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday.

11 September 2015


News ID: 567
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham entrepreneurs offered free training and support

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Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups can now take advantage of free training and support in Rotherham.

10 September 2015


News ID: 566
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Residents urged to be gas safe

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Rotherham Council and Willmott Dixon will be hitting the streets to promote gas safety as part of Gas Safety Week (14 to 20 September).

10 September 2015


News ID: 563
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Land sale agreed for family theme park

Image

A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

9 September 2015


News ID: 562
Categories: People and communities, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham pays tribute to the casualties of WW2

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A new war memorial in Rotherham has been officially dedicated at an open, public service on Wednesday 16 September.

7 September 2015


News ID: 561
Categories: Business and investment, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Health store relaunches

Image

A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!

7 September 2015


News ID: 558
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Popular butchers is on the move!

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Popular Rotherham butchers, Andrew’s, is on the move to pastures new!

2 September 2015


News ID: 556
Categories: People and communities, Work jobs training and advice, Children and family care, Help for adults, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links

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People with learning disabilities are taking part in an innovative new project to gain valuable employment skills as well as giving back to the local community and supporting families.

2 September 2015


News ID: 553
Categories: Council and democracy, Customer services
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New-look website

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Visitors to the Council's website will see a new refreshed look – and an easier way to access news and information in one place – following a revamp of the site.

28 August 2015


News ID: 552
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham GCSE results

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Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).

20 August 2015


News ID: 551
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Meet your Ride Leader!

Image

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


News ID: 549
Categories: Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 547
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham A-Level results

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Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

13 August 2015


News ID: 546
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Cool-off with even more water at Clifton Park!

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Looking for somewhere to cool-off during the school holidays - then why not try Rotherham's award-winning Clifton Park?

12 August 2015


News ID: 545
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture, Libraries, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016

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Following on from an announcement earlier this year, Rotherham Council has agreed to end its Imagination Library book-gifting service which costs up to £400k a year to run.

12 August 2015


News ID: 542
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New Korean investment in Rotherham

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Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.

10 August 2015


News ID: 539
Categories: Schools and education, Help for adults, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Top of the league for adult learners

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Over a hundred adult learners and their families attended an annual awards and celebration event at Rotherham Civic Theatre, with special guest presenter Howard Webb, MBE.

7 August 2015


News ID: 533
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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New generation help Rotherham company thrive

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Three company directors who attended high schools across Rotherham are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.

3 August 2015


News ID: 534
Categories: Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

£3.1 million to help victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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Children and young people in South Yorkshire who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited will be getting more support, thanks to a £3.1 million injection of partnership funding.

3 August 2015


News ID: 532
Categories: Leisure and culture, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Sit back and enjoy the show

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The many thousands of people who enjoy performances at Rotherham's Civic Theatre can expect a fresh experience when new seating is gradually installed over the coming weeks.

31 July 2015


News ID: 531
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New retail concept continues to Pop-Up in Rotherham

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Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.

31 July 2015


News ID: 529
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Superfast South Yorkshire gives people even more reason to celebrate Yorkshire Day!

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Dinnington is the first location in the borough to benefit from the multi million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule.

30 July 2015


News ID: 528
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 527
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

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A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham.

28 July 2015


News ID: 526
Categories: Leisure and culture, Environment and planning, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain

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The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

24 July 2015


News ID: 525
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and social care, Advice and benefits, Children and family care, Help for adults, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 524
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham on top of school places

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Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.

23 July 2015


News ID: 520
Categories: Museums and galleries, People and communities, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Rotherham’s glass history comes into focus

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Visitors can discover the history of glass making in Rotherham and the Dearne Valley thanks to a new exhibition.

22 July 2015


News ID: 519
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

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Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

22 July 2015


News ID: 516
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New website launched to help mental health issues

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A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.

13 July 2015


News ID: 515
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 514
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band

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The Rotherham Schools’ Youth Brass Band (RSYBB) topped the charts with a double-whammy win at this year’s Whiston Festival of Brass.

10 July 2015


News ID: 513
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New farm opens at Rother Valley Country Park

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If you go down to Rother Valley Country Park today - you will be in for a big surprise as you discover a family of four-legged friends settling into their new homes.

10 July 2015


News ID: 511
Categories: People and communities, Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 510
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Maltby Leisure Centre wins Leisure Centre of the Year Award

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Rotherham Council’s leisure facility Maltby Leisure Centre has been named ‘Leisure Centre of the Year’ in the prestigious UK Active Flame fitness industry awards.

7 July 2015


News ID: 509
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents

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A new centre that aims to make a significant contribution to the long term recovery of people from alcohol and drug addiction has opened in Rotherham.

6 July 2015


News ID: 508
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Rotherham's Tuesday street market just gets bigger

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The Mayor of Rotherham took a shopping trip this week to see for herself the town's bigger and better popular Tuesday street market.

3 July 2015


News ID: 507
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Roads, parking and transport, Environment and planning, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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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


News ID: 502
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 501
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

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As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

25 June 2015


News ID: 500
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Flying the flag for Rotherham's community superheroes!

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Rotherham’s very own superheroes have flown in to celebrate and promote the role of fostering in Rotherham.

23 June 2015


News ID: 499
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Landmark agreement on the road to devolution

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Leaders from the public and private sectors have taken a vital step on the road to devolution.

22 June 2015


News ID: 494
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Rotherham becomes a "Base" to tackle CSE

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Clifton Learning Partnership’s premises at Eastwood Village Community Centre is now one of a number of "Base" locations in Rotherham.

18 June 2015


News ID: 489
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Panto star set to get Rotherham in the mood for dancing!

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Rotherham Theatres are proud to announce the star of the 2015 pantomime, Cinderella.

11 June 2015


News ID: 486
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham High Street celebrates

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One of Rotherham's most impressive restoration projects got the official seal of approval this week.

9 June 2015


News ID: 484
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
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£1.65 million investment to help extend fostering service in Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has approved a £1.65 million investment for the homes of foster carers and adopters.

8 June 2015


News ID: 481
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Abbey on the up!

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A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.

3 June 2015


News ID: 479
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School

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Building work is well under way on Rotherham's new primary school and parents are being reminded that applications for places can now be made.

2 June 2015


News ID: 478
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham receives boost to encourage more people to get moving

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Hundreds of people in Rotherham are set to transform their lives thanks to a £500k* investment from National Lottery delivered by Sport England.

1 June 2015


News ID: 477
Categories: Homes and property, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

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Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

1 June 2015


News ID: 476
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham uses new powers on anti-social behaviour

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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.

1 June 2015


News ID: 473
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 469
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham metal fabrication business set for expansion

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Custom Metal Products, based at Masborough in Rotherham, is celebrating its fifth year in business by embarking on exciting plans to break into European markets.

26 May 2015


News ID: 468
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New Mayor for Rotherham

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Councillor Maggi Clark becomes the new Mayor of Rotherham at a civic ceremony to be held in the Town Hall on Friday May 22.

20 May 2015


News ID: 466
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Hi-tech Yorkshire wins South Korea-UK 'first'

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For the first time, a business delegation led by a representative of the South Korean government is to visit a British region outside London.

19 May 2015


News ID: 463
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment, People and communities, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

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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.

15 May 2015


News ID: 462
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 459
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 458
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Mesmerize celebrates 20 years in Rotherham

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It’s a 'Mesmerizing' time for one Rotherham shop celebrating a special milestone birthday.

6 May 2015


News ID: 455
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment, People and communities, Environmental health, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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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


News ID: 453
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New decision-making arrangements agreed

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Details of how decisions will be made by the Government-appointed Commissioners overseeing the Council – and how local people can get involved – have now been agreed.

23 April 2015


News ID: 451
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults in Rotherham will be subject to the ‘wrath’ of South Yorkshire Police, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU).

22 April 2015


News ID: 450
Categories: Leisure and culture, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 449
Categories: Health and social care, Advice and benefits, Health and wellbeing, Children and family care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

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A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

21 April 2015


News ID: 444
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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More parents get their primary preference

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More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.

16 April 2015


News ID: 440
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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First pledges its support to children's campaign

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Staff from First buses have sent a strong message to those who target children by pledging its support to a Rotherham campaign.

7 April 2015


News ID: 439
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham foster carers do it again

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Rotherham’s Foster Carers have joined their fostering families and social workers for an ‘Eggstravaganza’ Spring celebration.

7 April 2015


News ID: 438
Categories: People and communities, Environment and planning, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New horse act welcomed

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

2 April 2015


News ID: 437
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham butchers is on the move

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Shopping in Rotherham next week? Then why not take a 'butchers' at the new premises of one of the town centre's oldest traders?

2 April 2015


News ID: 436
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 434
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Greasbrough honours the fallen of WWI

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Innovative partnership working between young and old in a Rotherham village has resulted in a new Memorial Garden honouring local men who lost their lives in the First World War.

30 March 2015


News ID: 432
Categories: Leisure and culture, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 429
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

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Bruce Katz publishes findings following his visit to Sheffield and Rotherham.

26 March 2015


News ID: 426
Categories: Homes and property, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Specialist homes for Rotherham families

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Two new specialist homes are going to be built to help families with a disabled child.

25 March 2015


News ID: 425
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Standardised cigarette packaging welcomed in South Yorkshire

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South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative has welcomed plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

20 March 2015


News ID: 414
Categories: People and communities, Help for adults, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Telephone scams warning

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Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.

13 March 2015


News ID: 413
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Bank of England Governor visits Rotherham

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was in Rotherham on 12 March, visiting the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

12 March 2015


News ID: 411
Categories: Schools and education, Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New era for Rotherham children's centres

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A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.

11 March 2015


News ID: 409
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 405
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Major milestone for new waste facility

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The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

5 March 2015


News ID: 403
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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The Women's Front launched in Rotherham

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The Women's Front comes to the fore in Rotherham this month with the launch of a new DVD featuring the changing role of women during the miner's strike.

4 March 2015


News ID: 402
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Business Minister opens most advanced turbine blade casting facility in the world

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Rolls-Royce has marked the official opening of its new £110m Advanced Blade Casting Facility (ABCF) with a ceremony conducted by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.

4 March 2015


News ID: 400
Categories: Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 398
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 397
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Foster Carers rewarded for long service

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Rotherham foster carers have been celebrated and awarded for their long service and invaluable support they have given hundreds of children over the years.

27 February 2015


News ID: 391
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Athletics stadium on track to stay open

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Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.

24 February 2015


News ID: 389
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Facing the cuts, delivering Rotherham's priorities - Rotherham Council budget proposals released

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Rotherham Council is pledging to do more to protect children and young people in the town and to preserve the council services people value most in their upcoming budget.

20 February 2015


News ID: 387
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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No change to bin collections

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In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

19 February 2015


News ID: 386
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 385
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Resignations of councillors

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Two further Cabinet member resignations have been announced today.

5 February 2015


News ID: 384
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

5 February 2015


News ID: 383
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Council response to the Louise Casey report

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The Council has issued the following statement in response to today's report:

4 February 2015


News ID: 382
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Resignation of Paul Lakin

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Cllr Paul Lakin has confirmed his resignation as Leader of Rotherham Borough Council with immediate effect. He will also stand down as local councillor for Rotherham’s Valley Ward.

4 February 2015


News ID: 381
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Corporate Governance Inspection Report - Cabinet Statement

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Louise Casey’s report on her inspection in Rotherham has been published.

4 February 2015


News ID: 377
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham Leader calls on MP to help signpost support services for CSE victims

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The Leader of Rotherham Borough Council today called on anyone who is in contact with victims of child sexual exploitation in the town to encourage them to use the services set up to support them.

29 January 2015


News ID: 375
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham councillors to consider future support for Magna

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Councillors in Rotherham will consider further financial support for Magna to safeguard local jobs – but only if an urgent independent review of the trust’s future business viability is carried out.

29 January 2015


News ID: 374
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham street market to expand

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Rotherham's hugely popular Tuesday street market is set to expand later this year to meet trader demand.

29 January 2015


News ID: 373
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham United kick-starts personal pledge to keep children safe

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Rotherham United has kick-started the next phase of a campaign to keep Rotherham’s children safe – and all Millers fans are being urged to show their support.

29 January 2015


News ID: 371
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 365
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
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Chief Executive of Rush House joins team to help people affected by child sexual exploitation

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A new Child Sexual Exploitation Support Service Co-ordinator has been appointed to ensure people affected by child sexual exploitation get the right help and support.

22 January 2015


News ID: 363
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Treasures from the Archives take to the stage!

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Rotherham’s theatres and cinemas of yesteryear are the focus of the latest “Treasures from the Archives” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum.

21 January 2015


News ID: 361
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

16 January 2015


News ID: 360
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Leading Incentive, Motivation and Technology company drives forward in Rotherham

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Europe’s leading Incentive and Motivation company is expanding their Rotherham-based location to help meet growing demand.

16 January 2015


News ID: 354
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Multi-national manufacturer chooses Rotherham

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South Korean multinational KD Navien has its sights set on the European market and has chosen Rotherham for its UK HQ.

13 January 2015


News ID: 357
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New drug and alcohol recovery hub

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A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

9 January 2015


News ID: 355
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Lifestyle survey 2014

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Over 4,000 young people in Rotherham have taken part in a survey that sheds light on their views and thoughts on a wide range of subjects that affect their lives.

9 January 2015


News ID: 340
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment, Advice and benefits, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Licensing scheme for private rented sector

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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.

18 December 2014


News ID: 338
Categories: Business and investment, Health and social care, Children and family care, People and communities, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Businesses pledge to stand together

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Town centre businesses have become the latest organisations to commit to looking out for the signs of child sexual exploitation by signing up to the Rotherham Standing Together campaign.

18 December 2014


News ID: 336
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New confidential helpline launched for Rotherham victims and survivors of sexual exploitation

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Victims and survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham are being urged to seek support following the launch of a new confidential helpline.

16 December 2014


News ID: 335
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Stagecoach signs the pledge

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Stagecoach Yorkshire has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to keeping Rotherham’s children safe.

16 December 2014


News ID: 333
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Small is beautiful in Rotherham

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Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre last Saturday.

11 December 2014


News ID: 323
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham awarded White Ribbon status

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Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.

26 November 2014


News ID: 322
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Changes to housing allocations policy

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The Council has changed the way it allocates Council homes to make it easier for local people who need a house to get one.

25 November 2014


News ID: 321
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care, Business and investment, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Launch of Rotherham Standing Together Against Child Sexual Exploitation: A Community Pledge

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Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.

24 November 2014


News ID: 318
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rockingham Pottery Patterns in the spotlight

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Find out about some of the varied patterns, shapes and designs used in the famous Rockingham Pottery, at Riverside Gallery's latest exhibition.

20 November 2014


News ID: 317
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 316
Categories: Children and family care, Health and social care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Safeguarding Board: Statement in response to Ofsted report

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Steve Ashley, Independent Chair of Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Ofsted statement:

19 November 2014


News ID: 315
Categories: Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement in response to Ofsted report into Rotherham children's services

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Ofsted report will aid improvements in culture and practice, says Rotherham Council.

19 November 2014


News ID: 314
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Partner organisations sign up to customer promises

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Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.

19 November 2014


News ID: 313
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Bra-vo for Rotherham's High Street

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There’s a bloomer-ing marvellous addition heading to the town centre as the latest “Pop-up Shop” says knickers to shopping anywhere else, Rotherham is the place to be!

18 November 2014


News ID: 306
Categories: Council budgets and spending
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Delivering Rotherham's priorities - Council launches budget consultation

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Rotherham residents are being asked to give their views on how the Council's budget should be spent – and where cuts should be made.

14 November 2014


News ID: 305
Categories: Schools and education, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Maltby artwork on the move

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Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.

10 November 2014


News ID: 303
Categories: Council and democracy, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Director of Children's Services

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Rotherham Borough Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Children’s Services.

6 November 2014


News ID: 301
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council commits to the Living Wage

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Cleaner Ian Drewett is one of nearly 1,500 Rotherham Council employees receiving the Living Wage for the first time this year as organisations across the country celebrate Living Wage week.

4 November 2014


News ID: 300
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Consultations, People and communities, Business and investment, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 298
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

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Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.

4 November 2014


News ID: 296
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Police and Crime Commissioner - Election Results for Rotherham

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Rotherham's results for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2014 are now in.

31 October 2014


News ID: 292
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Help for local start-up businesses

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Start-up businesses in Rotherham can get a head start thanks to the Rotherham Investment and Development Office - RiDO.

23 October 2014


News ID: 291
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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

22 October 2014


News ID: 288
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 284
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Community Trigger aims to tackle anti social behaviour

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

20 October 2014


News ID: 283
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

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For two days in October, the Council hosted visitors from across the world as part of a European Union conference on Climate Change Innovation.

20 October 2014


News ID: 282
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jon Ashton
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council

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Response to the publication today (October 18) of the Home Affairs Committee Report

18 October 2014


News ID: 276
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Bogus callers warning

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Older people and their relatives are being warned to beware of bogus callers who may be operating in the borough.

14 October 2014


News ID: 274
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 272
Categories: Advice and benefits, Customer services, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Advice drop in at Maltby

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Free advice and guidance sessions will be taking place at Maltby Customer Service Centre every Tuesday from October 14.

13 October 2014


News ID: 268
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Borough Council's response to Department of Education announcement

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The government has announced it is to appoint a Children's Social Care Commissioner to oversee children's and young people's services in Rotherham, for an initial period of three months.

7 October 2014


News ID: 263
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Children and family care, Council and democracy, People and communities, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Additional funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given more funding to help victims of child sexual exploitation, as the first allocations from a £120,000 funding package are determined.

2 October 2014


News ID: 261
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Buddies spread the word at Rotherham Show!

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Mums and mums-to-be flocked to the One Town, One Community tent at Rotherham show, where the Rotherham Breast Buddies stall gave out information on breastfeeding and local groups.

30 September 2014


News ID: 260
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Improvement Board membership announced

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Details of a partnership board set up to steer further improvement by the Council following the publication of the Alexis Jay report have been announced.

25 September 2014


News ID: 258
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 254
Categories: Council and democracy, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

19 September 2014


News ID: 252
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Official opening of innovative new school

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Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.

17 September 2014


News ID: 247
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Cabinet Arrangements

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Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of Rotherham Borough Council has announced the Council’s new Cabinet, after it was formally dissolved at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

12 September 2014


News ID: 246
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin

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Statement delivered by Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council, at a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014:

11 September 2014


News ID: 243
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement from Martin Kimber

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Martin Kimber is to step down as Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council.

8 September 2014


News ID: 239
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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Statement from Martin Kimber

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Statement from Martin Kimber, RMBC Chief Executive, regarding Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

28 August 2014


News ID: 240
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement from Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

28 August 2014


News ID: 238
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay:

26 August 2014


News ID: 237
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Roger Stone

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Today’s publication of Alexis Jay’s inquiry report has highlighted historic failings by Rotherham Borough Council and its partners in tackling the scourge that is child sexual exploitation.

26 August 2014


News ID: 236
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 years

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One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.

26 August 2014


News ID: 234
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham GCSE results

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Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

21 August 2014


News ID: 232
Categories: Advice and benefits, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Don't get deeper into debt this autumn

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With the kids about to go back to school and Christmas on the horizon, money matters are vitally important at this time of year.

20 August 2014


News ID: 230
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s independent shop of the year named

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After a month of frenzied voting, Rotherham’s favourite independent shop has been crowned.

15 August 2014


News ID: 229
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham A level results

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Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.

14 August 2014


News ID: 228
Categories: Parks and open spaces, Leisure and culture, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!

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Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

14 August 2014


News ID: 225
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Tony gets his freedom

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The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.

13 August 2014


News ID: 220
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham celebrates innovative economic investment

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The newly appointed Cabinet Member for Business Growth and Regeneration for Rotherham has been witnessing first-hand the important work the town is doing to promote business in the borough.

6 August 2014


News ID: 215
Categories: Libraries, Customer services, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Libraries best in the world - official

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Rotherham Libraries have taken on the best in the world and beaten them in a unique online challenge.

5 August 2014


News ID: 214
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen

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Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.

4 August 2014


News ID: 213
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Council Tax collection

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Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.

1 August 2014


News ID: 206
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Heart Town scores another success

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Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.

29 July 2014


News ID: 205
Categories: Environment and planning, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up

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

29 July 2014


News ID: 198
Categories: Schools and education, Business and investment, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham students at the ready!

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A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.

23 July 2014


News ID: 193
Categories: Schools and education, Help for adults, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

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Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.

18 July 2014


News ID: 190
Categories: Schools and education, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

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Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.

15 July 2014


News ID: 187
Categories: Environment and planning, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Inspector praises local housing plan

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Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

14 July 2014


News ID: 185
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

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Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

9 July 2014


News ID: 183
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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Schools Go for Gold

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Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.

8 July 2014


News ID: 180
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services

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Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.

8 July 2014


News ID: 177
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Charity cheque presentation

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Building control officers from across South Yorkshire and the Humber swapped their inspection routines last month to raise money for one very special building!

4 July 2014


News ID: 176
Categories: Libraries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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Eee - we did it!

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Rotherham Libraries took part in the Overdrive Challenge in June and set its sights on increasing e-book issues by 50 per cent to win £1500 to spend on e-books.

3 July 2014


News ID: 175
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Mayor elected

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Cllr John Foden was elected Mayor of Rotherham for 2014/15 at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 2 July.

3 July 2014


News ID: 173
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Millers Tony gets his freedom

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Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team, was given the green light to be made a Freeman of the Borough on Wednesday 2 July.

2 July 2014


News ID: 171
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 169
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham celebrates its independent shops

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On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.

1 July 2014


News ID: 167
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Volunteering at the Civic Theatre

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The Civic Theatre has a long history of welcoming volunteers to work alongside the staff team and now, on the back of National Volunteering Week, they are looking for more volunteers.

25 June 2014


News ID: 165
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nichola Simpson
Link to CMS

Prestigious nomination for Rother FM recognises partnership work

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Rother FM has been nominated for a prestigious radio industries social action award for their work on Rotherham’s hate crime radio campaign.

24 June 2014


News ID: 160
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school

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A new short film by Yorkshire school children explaining the Tour de France and its visit to Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Départ has been premiered at St Thomas CofE Primary School, Kilnhurst.

17 June 2014


News ID: 159
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 153
Categories: People and communities, Parks and open spaces, Schools and education, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Kids call time on foul play

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

13 June 2014


News ID: 151
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 139
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 111
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Regimental Museum re-opens to the public

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Rotherham’s beloved York and Lancaster Regimental Museum has re-opened to the public in an exciting new home.

29 May 2014


News ID: 135
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham hosts town centre welcome for triumphant Millers!

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Rotherham hosted a big 'town centre thank you' last night following Rotherham United's triumphant victory in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

27 May 2014


News ID: 133
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham blessed by international business convention

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Rotherham is proudly placing yet another feather in its business cap after successfully hosting the Yorkshire International Business Convention.

22 May 2014


News ID: 131
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham buildings recognised in awards

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Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

21 May 2014


News ID: 130
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 128
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Young people gain funding for history project

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Young people in Rotherham have won Heritage Lottery funding to investigate the miner's strike through the eyes of women.

19 May 2014


News ID: 123
Categories: Advice and benefits, Business and investment, Libraries, Customer services, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham resident wins big with Your Account

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One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.

13 May 2014


News ID: 121
Categories: Schools and education, Advice and benefits, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Schools prepare for free school meals

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Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.

12 May 2014


News ID: 110
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Town centre celebrates another small business success

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A business that began life as a “little acorn” market stall is now celebrating ten years of successful trading in Rotherham.

6 May 2014


News ID: 105
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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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


News ID: 104
Categories: Consultations, Council and democracy, Schools and education, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Children's centre consultation

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Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday (Wednesday, April 30).

1 May 2014


News ID: 103
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 100
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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


News ID: 97
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

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Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

28 April 2014


News ID: 94
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
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Live: Yes
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Residents warned over shed break-ins

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Rotherham residents are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages.

17 April 2014


News ID: 91
Categories: Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Friends group helps archives look into the past

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Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service have acquired a new record that reveals fascinating details of early 19th century education and charity in the Wath area.

17 April 2014


News ID: 90
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Mary Portas "makers" a famous return to Rotherham

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Rotherham has received the Portas seal of approval after the retail guru returned to witness the continuing transformation of the town centre.

16 April 2014


News ID: 86
Categories: Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
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Council to pay a local "living wage"

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Almost 1,500 of the Council’s lowest paid employees are set to benefit thanks to the introduction of a local living wage from October this year.

11 April 2014


News ID: 85
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Mary Portas returns to Rotherham

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Two high profile guests will review the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre in a planned visit next week.

11 April 2014


News ID: 83
Categories: Health and social care, Business and investment, Help for adults, People and communities, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Local businesses show their hearts

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Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

10 April 2014


News ID: 82
Categories: Homes and property, People and communities, Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Seven years of Potteries Court

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Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

10 April 2014


News ID: 81
Categories: People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Residents come together to improve community

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

10 April 2014


News ID: 77
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Children show housing tenants the way

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School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.

9 April 2014


News ID: 75
Categories: Council tax, Council and democracy, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Council Tax collection helps services

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The Council collected a much-needed additional £6 million in Council Tax and non-domestic rates in the last financial year - a welcome boost in the battle to provide vital front-line services.

8 April 2014


News ID: 74
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Exciting changes for leisure centres

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Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

7 April 2014


News ID: 69
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 67
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations

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Students from six Rotherham schools came together for a Model United Nations conference run by Schools Linking Network, a national charity focused on building community cohesion.

1 April 2014


News ID: 65
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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School extension for Aston Hall

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The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).

1 April 2014


News ID: 64
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
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Launch of new service for ex-military personnel

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Friday (28 March) saw the official launch of a bespoke trailer designed to spread awareness of the services and support that is available to ex-military personnel across the borough.

1 April 2014


News ID: 60
Categories: Schools and education, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Pupil pedal power!

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Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.

26 March 2014


News ID: 58
Categories: Environment and planning, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 57
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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National Award for Child Sexual Exploitation Partnership

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Rotherham's Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Team have been successful following their recent nomination for a prestigious national award.

21 March 2014


News ID: 51
Categories: Homes and property, Environmental health, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rogue landlords prosecuted

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

18 March 2014


News ID: 50
Categories: Council tax, Advice and benefits, Business and investment, Libraries, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad

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The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.

12 March 2014


News ID: 48
Categories: Planning and regeneration, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development

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The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the "R-evolution At The AMP" scheme by the Council.

11 March 2014


News ID: 40
Categories: Council and democracy, Advice and benefits, Work jobs training and advice, Environmental health, Roads, parking and transport, Libraries, Customer services, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Homes and property, Museums and galleries, Health and wellbeing, Business and investment, Schools and education, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Consultations, Council housing, Help for adults, Children and family care, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: John Kelly
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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


News ID: 38
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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New artefact brings history to life at Museum

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A historic object is set to bring Rotherham’s history into sharp focus this month as an important piece of our town’s past goes on display at Clifton Park Museum.

4 March 2014


News ID: 36
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities, Environmental health, Roads, parking and transport, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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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


News ID: 34
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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A new era for local government as Council sets budget

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Frontline services will be protected as ‘as far as possible,’ resources will be targeted to help those most in need and communities will be encouraged to do more for themselves.

27 February 2014


News ID: 33
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
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Plan for more integrated working

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The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are making sure health and social care is put in the hands of local people through delivery of the Better Care Fund.

24 February 2014


News ID: 32
Categories: Schools and education, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

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Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.

24 February 2014


News ID: 31
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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Tribute to Arthur Wharton launched

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A tribute project to to the world's first black professional footballer has been launched in Rotherham.

24 February 2014


News ID: 29
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities, Help for adults, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces

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The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

10 February 2014


News ID: 27
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment

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Two quick-thinking stall holders, who became heroes last year when they leapt to action and saved the life of a man, are marking their achievement by helping to launch lifesaving equipment.

7 February 2014


News ID: 23
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan

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Rotherham's Local Plan - the Council's planning blueprint for the next 15 years - has almost passed its final hurdle, providing the borough's housing target is increased.

30 January 2014


News ID: 20
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Rotherham

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Young people from across Rotherham have been on a special 'journey' to commemorate the Holocaust.

23 January 2014


News ID: 5
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Council wardens get new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour

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

15 January 2014


News ID: 7
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Rotherham in line for local government award

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The Council has been shortlisted for two different partnership projects in the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

14 January 2014


News ID: 10
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College

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Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.

8 January 2014


News ID: 11
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Environmental health, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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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


News ID: 16
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Child sexual exploitation
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Child exploitation review finds commitment and good practice

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An independent review by children’s charity Barnardo’s has found that the Council and other local agencies are fully committed to addressing child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

12 December 2013


News ID: 17
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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Sun shines on garden competition winners

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It may be cold outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about making preparations for Rotherham’s Council homes gardening competition.

3 December 2013


News ID: 18
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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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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