Council and democracy

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mayor’s Cadets are recognised

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

23 November 2016


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

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

21 November 2016


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


Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

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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


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


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


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


Rotherham's leaders to host neighbourhood sessions

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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


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

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Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

19 August 2016


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

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New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

17 March 2016


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


Rotherham Chief Executive Welcomes Apprentices

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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


Rotherham Council ratifies economic devolution proposal for the borough

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Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.

3 March 2016


Operation Clover verdict - statement from Rotherham Council

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Rotherham Council reacts to today's verdict in the Operation Clover trial.

24 February 2016


Budget for protecting frontline services 2016

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Rotherham Council has published its budget recommendations for 2016/17.

18 February 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.

29 October 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Resignations of councillors

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Two further Cabinet member resignations have been announced today.

5 February 2015


Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

5 February 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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

22 October 2014


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


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


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


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


Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

19 September 2014


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


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


Statement from Martin Kimber

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Martin Kimber is to step down as Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council.

8 September 2014


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


Statement from Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

28 August 2014


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay:

26 August 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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