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


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

18 July 2018

Rotherham Show 2018 – something for everyone!


A combination of new attractions and old favourites will be on offer at this year’s Rotherham Show – still the biggest free-to-enter show in the North of England!

9 July 2018

Work begins on new Rother Valley campsite facilities


Rother Valley Country Park has moved a step closer to having its own camping and caravan site, with construction work starting on the £3.7 million development.

5 July 2018

Branch out and volunteer at Rotherham Libraries


From teaching knitting, family history, crafts, IT skills and reading, Rotherham residents can volunteer at Rotherham Libraries across the borough.

21 June 2018

Stay safe when swimming


Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water during national Drowning Prevention Week (June 15 – 25).

18 June 2018

It’s raining books!


Rotherham Libraries have joined forces with six other Library Authorities within the UK (Doncaster, Peterborough, Reading, Richmond, Shropshire and Stoke) in a Cloud Link project.

5 June 2018

Life is sweet for Ann’s Candy!


Rotherham Market trader Ann Savage is playing it cool in the current heatwave after expanding her popular sweet stall to offer ice creams and slush drinks!

29 May 2018

Boston Castle – could you volunteer?


National Volunteers’ Week starts this Friday, and Rotherham’s Boston Castle is calling for local people with a few hours to spare to come and volunteer at the historic building and park.

29 May 2018

Town centre celebration for triumphant Millers!


Rotherham United are set to celebrate their promotion to the Championship in style with an open-top bus tour of the town centre on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

27 May 2018

Free Wi-Fi plan for Rotherham Town Centre


Visitors to Rotherham Town Centre could soon benefit from free public access Wi-Fi if new proposals get the green light.

8 May 2018

Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers Emporium


Rotherham’s Visitor Centre and Civic Theatre Box Office are relocating to the Makers Emporium on High Street this month, in a move set to benefit businesses.

4 May 2018

Confetti display puts Wentworth Woodhouse on the map


A group of artists are creating a colourful confetti trail at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire in time for the Tour de Yorkshire.

27 April 2018

Summer opening hours are on their way!


Spring is finally here and the evenings are getting lighter – a number of Council services are now moving to their summer opening hours.

21 March 2018

Gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire!


Residents are being invited to get into the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire – as the race passes through a number of Rotherham villages for the first time this year.

9 March 2018

Mary Maclagen: Rotherham’s Suffrage Pioneer


As International Women’s Day is marked, a trail-blazing Rotherham woman has been included in a list of 100 Women’s Suffrage Pioneers.

8 March 2018

Take part in the Wentworth Woodhouse survey


Wentworth Woodhouse, in the north of the borough, is one of the country’s most prestigious country house and is cared for and maintained by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (“WWPT”).

8 March 2018

New fun and friendly club for toddlers


This March Clifton Park Museum is really excited to be launching something very special - Nelson’s Cub Club.

9 February 2018

Plans to improve Clifton Park


Rotherham Council is developing plans to provide new tennis courts and increase car parking spaces at Clifton Park to improve facilities for its many different visitors.

7 February 2018

‘War is …’ exhibition features prestigious artwork


On Saturday (11 November) a new exhibition will be opening at Clifton Park Museum to coincide with Remembrance Day.

10 November 2017

Autumn toddler crafts at Clifton Park Museum


Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “autumn toddler crafts” workshops at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 24 October.

18 October 2017

Rother-Howl returns to Rotherham town centre


Prepare to be scared this Halloween as students from Rotherham College take you on a terrifying trail into a darker side of the town’s history with Rother-Howl: The Rotherham Halloween walk.

18 October 2017

Symphony of Metal, Fire and Water comes to the River Don


Visitors can experience amazing sights and sounds when a local river is brought alive with music, boats and visual effects to celebrate Rotherham’s steel-making past.

12 October 2017

Clifton Park is in nation’s top ten – again!


Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces by the public.

11 October 2017

Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!


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

Chimneys back on the horizon for Tinsley


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

Rotherham’s giant of a pantomime is launched!


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

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


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

New gyms promote outdoor exercise


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

31 August 2017

Rotherham Show returns for its 38th year


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

Refurbished play area opens in Wath


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

25 August 2017

Paws for the perfect frozen treat


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

22 August 2017

Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum


This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

31 July 2017

Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run


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

28 July 2017

New service aims to preserve treasured items


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

28 July 2017

Active Ability supports local athletes to success in regional finals


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

26 July 2017

Messy fun at the Museum


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

20 July 2017

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


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

Lots of family fun during summer holidays


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

Show your park you love it!


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

New ways to play tennis at Clifton Park


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

Sign up now for the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge


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

20 June 2017

Water safety plea to parents


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

Rotherham Oktoberfest at Clifton Park


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

14 June 2017

Have a Superhero Sunday at Thrybergh Country Park


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

7 June 2017

Young volunteers needed for libraries summer challenge


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

5 June 2017

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


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

Rotherham's Vintage Hop returns for a day of nostalgia


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

24 May 2017

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


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

10 May 2017

Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre


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

12 April 2017

Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum


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

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


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

The town centre’s first ever comedy festival


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

15 March 2017

Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor's ball


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

Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon


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

First Maltby Triathlon announced


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

Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner


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

13 February 2017

Making the Steel Man – Coal and Heritage talks


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

6 February 2017

Take a trip down memory lane at coal mining reminiscence workshops


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

Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment


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

13 January 2017

Find your favourite book this Christmas


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

14 December 2016

New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel


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

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


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

28 October 2016

Clifton Park celebrates People’s Choice Award


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

18 October 2016

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


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

Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre


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

Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street


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

8 September 2016

Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme


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

6 September 2016

Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge


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

Stay safe by water


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

Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham


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

Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park


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

28 July 2016

Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge


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

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


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

Rotherham remembers the Somme


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

Rotherham Pantomime is announced


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

Children celebrate re-opening of Barkers Park play area


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

20 May 2016

Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire


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

6 May 2016

Edwardian postcards feature historical gem Boston Castle


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

First new Rotherham allotments in 30 years officially opened


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

22 March 2016

Make a splash this Easter


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

Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative


Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

9 March 2016

Big art for little artists!


Little Picassos and Michaelangelos can come along to Clifton Park Museum this spring for some artistic fun.

2 March 2016

National award for Tuesday street market


Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.

29 January 2016

Free parking set to continue at Forge Island


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

25 January 2016

Cinderella is one of the best attended pantomimes ever


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

Code Club sessions to launch


Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

16 December 2015

Rotherham’s High Street is the best in Britain – official!


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

New ‘50s themed ice-cream parlour and children’s soft play centre


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

Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme


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

Simpson collection arrives at York and Lancaster Museum


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

Rotherham joins the cycling revolution


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

New exhibition commemorates Gallipoli


A new exhibition at Clifton Park Museum is marking 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

18 September 2015

Meet your Ride Leader!


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

Cool-off with even more water at Clifton Park!


Looking for somewhere to cool-off during the school holidays - then why not try Rotherham's award-winning Clifton Park?

12 August 2015

Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016


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

Sit back and enjoy the show


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

Sky Rides are back for 2015!


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

Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain


The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

24 July 2015

Rotherham’s glass history comes into focus


Visitors can discover the history of glass making in Rotherham and the Dearne Valley thanks to a new exhibition.

22 July 2015

Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band


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

New farm opens at Rother Valley Country Park


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

Maltby Leisure Centre wins Leisure Centre of the Year Award


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

Rotherham's Tuesday street market just gets bigger


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

"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre


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

Panto star set to get Rotherham in the mood for dancing!


Rotherham Theatres are proud to announce the star of the 2015 pantomime, Cinderella.

11 June 2015

New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham


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

Last stile removed in Wales


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

22 April 2015

Greasbrough honours the fallen of WWI


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

Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again


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

27 March 2015

Athletics stadium on track to stay open


Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.

24 February 2015

Rotherham street market to expand


Rotherham's hugely popular Tuesday street market is set to expand later this year to meet trader demand.

29 January 2015

Rockingham Pottery Patterns in the spotlight


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

Rotherham’s independent shop of the year named


After a month of frenzied voting, Rotherham’s favourite independent shop has been crowned.

15 August 2014

Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!


Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

14 August 2014

Rotherham Libraries best in the world - official


Rotherham Libraries have taken on the best in the world and beaten them in a unique online challenge.

5 August 2014

Eee - we did it!


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

Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors


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

Rotherham celebrates its independent shops


On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.

1 July 2014

Volunteering at the Civic Theatre


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

Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school


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

Regimental Museum re-opens to the public


Rotherham’s beloved York and Lancaster Regimental Museum has re-opened to the public in an exciting new home.

29 May 2014

Rotherham hosts town centre welcome for triumphant Millers!


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

Mary Portas "makers" a famous return to Rotherham


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

Mary Portas returns to Rotherham


Two high profile guests will review the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre in a planned visit next week.

11 April 2014

Exciting changes for leisure centres


Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

7 April 2014

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4 March 2014

New artefact brings history to life at Museum


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

Ramblers tackle rights of way


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

Tribute to Arthur Wharton launched


A tribute project to to the world's first black professional footballer has been launched in Rotherham.

24 February 2014

A rambling resolution for 2014


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

2 January 2014

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