Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Supporting communities focus for new Mayor

Helping and supporting Rotherham’s people and communities is the focus for Rotherham’s new Mayor, who was sworn in today (Friday 17 May).

17 May 2019

Illicit cigarettes seized in trading standards operation

More than 70,000 suspected illicit cigarettes have been taken off the streets in a major trading standards operation in Rotherham.

16 May 2019

A future vision for Rotherham libraries

Plans to ensure all Rotherham libraries are based in the heart of local communities are set to be explored.

13 May 2019

New plans for pupils with special needs and disability

Parents and schools in Rotherham will be consulted under new proposals to help improve the educational experience for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

13 May 2019

New family friendly exhibition ‘Wow! Said the Owl’ coming to Clifton Park Museum

A brand-new family friendly exhibition is being launched at Rotherham’s Clifton Park in time for May Spring Bank Holiday and the summer holidays.

9 May 2019

Clifton Park Museum secures National Lottery support for its’ Place Makers: Future Shapers project

Rotherham Heritage Services, based at Clifton Park Museum, has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £49,200 for an exciting heritage project working with young people.

23 April 2019

Rotherham’s 2019 annual Garden Competition is creating a buzz

There’s a real buzz around the annual Rotherham Council garden competition this year as it introduces a new category to help out the bees and the butterflies.

23 April 2019

Children once again get preferred primary school

More children across Rotherham are going to a school of choice from September than ever before, new figures out today reveal.

16 April 2019

Celebrating five years of the Makers

No. 26 Makers Emporium is celebrating its five-year milestone this April.

16 April 2019

Significant improvements to services for looked after children

Children who are looked after by Rotherham Council are receiving a “strong service” which has “significantly improved” according to findings from the latest Ofsted visit.

15 April 2019

Council funds ‘e-bikes’ for police patrols in North Rotherham

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Rotherham will have more power in their pedals after securing funding from Rotherham Council to purchase electric bicycles.

12 April 2019

Fun Palaces secures National Lottery Funding

Rotherham residents will be able to enjoy more local “Fun Palace” activities in future, with an increase in the number of libraries holding events and an expansion of the organisation in our region.

12 April 2019

Enjoy a classic children’s tale as libraries “pop up” at Rotherham Theatres!

Story time is coming to Rotherham Theatres – which has teamed up with the borough’s libraries to host a “pop up library” alongside some of the most popular tales for little ones in April and May.

12 April 2019

Council sets out ambition to end rough sleeping in Rotherham

Next week Rotherham Council’s Cabinet is expected to agree an ambition to end rough sleeping in the borough, as part of adopting a new Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy.

9 April 2019

Selective licensing scheme set to be rolled out in Thurcroft and Parkgate

A licensing scheme which has improved the standards of privately rented accommodation in areas of Rotherham is set to be rolled out further if it is agreed by the Council’s Cabinet on 15 April.

9 April 2019

Free childcare for mums to book cervical screening tests

Rotherham mums are being offered an hour’s free childcare so they can attend potentially life-saving cervical screening.

8 April 2019

Clifton Park tennis courts reopen this weekend

After a year in the making Rotherham Council opens its new tennis and basketball courts at Clifton Park this coming weekend.

5 April 2019

Rotherham Council initiative to drive clean air

Drivers in Rotherham are being urged to find out more about greener alternatives for their vehicles in a bid to improve air quality for the borough’s residents.

2 April 2019

Council seeks views on possible move for Central Library

Rotherham Council is seeking views from residents and library users about the possibility of moving the Central Library to a more central location in Rotherham town centre.

2 April 2019

Charity partnership secures government funding to help victims of grooming and sexual exploitation

A partnership of six charities has been successful in securing £1 million to help women affected by sexual exploitation and grooming.

29 March 2019

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