Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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


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


End of intervention at Rotherham Council

Rotherham Council’s period of government intervention formally comes to an end this weekend, the Secretary of State for Local Government has confirmed.

27 March 2019


Rotherham food bank appeal as numbers double

Council Leader Cllr Chris Read dropped into the foodbank at the Hub Church in Canklow last week to see the impact of the Council’s funding.

27 March 2019


Council agrees to change rules on sex establishments

Residents, businesses and community leaders have given their overwhelming backing to the rules around sex establishments in the borough being tightened.

20 March 2019


1000 town centre free weekend parking spaces

Visitors to Rotherham will soon benefit from 1000 free weekend parking spaces in the town centre.

20 March 2019


Plans to expand special school places agreed

Plans to increase capacity at Rotherham schools for places for children with special educational needs have been agreed by Council leaders.

20 March 2019


Vehicle impounded after persistent offending

A rogue motorist has had a vehicle seized and impounded by Rotherham Council after persistently offending, racking up 12 unpaid parking fines.

20 March 2019


X-Factor Star to Appear in Rotherham Civic Theatre Panto

Rotherham Civic Theatre is delighted to announce X-Factor star Andy Abraham will be starring in their spectacular family pantomime Sleeping Beauty this Christmas.

20 March 2019


Composting campaign launched

A major campaign is being launched to encourage more people in South Yorkshire to help the environment by composting their kitchen and garden waste.

18 March 2019

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