The Eastwood Deal

In 2016 Rotherham Council launched a plan called the Eastwood Deal with the aim of joined up action being taken by the police, the Council and its partners.

It aims to improve residents’ quality of life by improving the local environment and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in Eastwood.

The Council has introduced a selective licencing scheme to encourage landlords to treat their tenants fairly and to take a share in the responsibility for the area. We work with key partner agencies to run ‘impact weeks’ to tackle environmental issues such as litter and flytipping. We also work with established local organisations such as the Clifton Learning Partnership to encourage local communities to connect and work. with each other.

Proud of Rotherham students GCSE success

The anxious wait is over for pupils in Rotherham today as thousands of young people receive their GCSE results.

22 August 2019


Pupils celebrate A Levels results in Rotherham

The wait is over for hundreds of pupils in Rotherham today who find out how they performed in their A levels, as schools top last year’s performances.

15 August 2019


Views sought over changes to A630 Parkway

Residents are being invited to view plans to improve the A630 Parkway, at a public engagement event to take place on Wednesday 21 August.

14 August 2019


Investment in the future

An ambitious proposal to bring more events to Rotherham has been successful through funding from Arts Council England.

14 August 2019


Council leader backs calls for fairer public health funding

Rotherham Council’s Leader has joined forces with over a third of upper tier council leaders across England to back Cancer Research UK’s call for the new Government to increase public health funding.

14 August 2019


Rotherham Interchange refurbishment sees rise in customer satisfaction

Rotherham Interchange customers have reported a rise in satisfaction rates, following the site’s £12million refurbishment scheme.

12 August 2019


Council says it with flowers for 40,000th subscriber to the brown bin scheme

Rotherham Council celebrated the 40,000th subscription to its garden waste service by presenting a rose bush to two of its youngest gardeners.

12 August 2019


A Beauty of a cast for the Rotherham Civic Theatre panto

Rotherham Civic Theatre is delighted to announce their full line-up for the magical family friendly pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

7 August 2019


Major works to upgrade College Road roundabout expected soon

Drivers will need to be prepared for disruption before benefiting from the major changes taking place this summer at the College Road roundabout.

31 July 2019


Children get the composting bug

Hundreds of school children across South Yorkshire have taken part in a competition to learn about and promote the benefits of composting.

26 July 2019


Ceremonial plaque on first council house installed

Council leaders have unveiled a plaque to commemorate the first ever council home in the borough.

24 July 2019


Don’t lose your right to vote

Residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote as the annual electoral canvass begins.

23 July 2019


Public Consultation on Selective Licensing

A public consultation is currently taking place on proposals to renew Selective Licensing in parts of the existing areas and to designate a new area in Little London in Maltby.

23 July 2019


Celebrations begin as Council marks 100 hundred years of council housing

The Tenants’ Open Day, an annual event, this year became even more important as the Council marked one hundred years of council housing in the borough, and across the country.

23 July 2019


Work on Rotherham’s Waverley Junior Academy starts with official soil-cutting ceremony

Work to build Rotherham’s newest junior school is now officially underway after a soil-cutting ceremony took place in Waverley.

22 July 2019


Advice for residents as heatwave looms

Rotherham residents are being urged to prepare for a heatwave which is due over the coming days, according to Met Office forecasts.

22 July 2019


Work starts on major speculative industrial development at former Colliery site

Further work is being undertaken at the former Dinnington Colliery site in Rotherham as Trebor Developments starts on its major speculative industrial development.

18 July 2019


Rotherham launches Children's University

The South Yorkshire Children's University has achieved its first milestone with the official launch of the Rotherham Children's University.

18 July 2019


Rotherham Council’s response to the launch of SCR’s Integrated Rail Plan

Rotherham Council’s response to the launch of Sheffield City Region’s Integrated Rail Plan.

18 July 2019


Sports charity serves up free tennis sessions

With the nation gripped by Wimbledon, national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Rotherham by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at Clifton Park.

11 July 2019


New body set up to give allotment holders more say in running sites

Allotment holders will have more say in Council allotment sites as a new body is set up to oversee how they are run.

10 July 2019


Council’s Future High Streets Fund bid goes forward to next stage

Rotherham town centre has been shortlisted for part of a £675m fund designed to help communities reinvent their high streets.

9 July 2019


Children invited to join Space Chase at Rotherham Libraries

Rotherham Libraries are calling for children to sign up and read six books this summer as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge.

8 July 2019


Council to consult residents on proposed changes to home care charging policy

Rotherham Council is asking residents to tell them what they think about proposed changes to how people are charged for adult social care services they receive at home.

5 July 2019


£1m road repairs for Aughton, Aston and Swallownest

Residents in Aston, Aughton and Swallownest are to benefit from major road repairs taking place this summer – including the main road between Swallownest and Aughton.

5 July 2019


Have your say on Rotherham’s 'Clean Air Zone' proposals

Rotherham residents are being asked to give the Council their views on proposals to help improve air quality in the borough. 

5 July 2019


Rotherham celebrates one hundred years of council housing

This year Rotherham is celebrating 100 years of council housing with residents from across the borough.

4 July 2019


Women’s EURO 2021 Holds Host Venues’ Workshop

The inaugural Women’s EURO 2021 host cities’ workshop has taken place in host country England.

2 July 2019


Public house makes way for social housing in Dinnington

People on Rotherham’s Council Housing Register will be some of the first to benefit from a new housing development to be built on the site of the former Lordens Hotel in Dinnington.

28 June 2019


Young dancers can star in Sleeping Beauty pantomime

Rotherham Civic Theatre will host open auditions on Sunday 1 September for young dancers to be part of their Junior Ensemble in this year’s magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

27 June 2019


Benefits advice services set to work more closely to help more vulnerable residents

Key welfare benefits advice services are set to work more closely together in order to provide a seamless service to meet the needs of some of Rotherham’s most vulnerable residents.

27 June 2019


Templeborough Biomass Power Plant inaugurated by HRH The Duke of York

Templeborough Biomass Power Plant was officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness The Duke of York this week, with the Leader of Rotherham Council welcoming the project.

25 June 2019


Inspirational Rotherham teen presented with prestigious Diana Award

A teenager who has dedicated herself to raising awareness of community cohesion and mental health issues has been given an esteemed Diana Award following a surprise visit from some public figures.

21 June 2019


Rotherham’s ‘River of Flowers’

Rotherham Council has again planted the seeds of the 'River of Flowers' - wildflowers that grow along eight miles of roads between the town centre, Catcliffe and Bramley.

20 June 2019


Rotherham’s ambitions becoming a reality

Rotherham’s ambitious plans were the focus of this year’s showcase event as leaders came together to highlight just how far the town has come in a short space of time.

13 June 2019


Tell us how you would like to give your views

Rotherham people have an opportunity to have their say on how they can be involved in shaping the future development of the borough.

13 June 2019


‘The Big Rotherham Door Knock’ comes calling

Residents in Rotherham were paid a visit by a legion of doorknockers at the start of June in a bid to combat loneliness and social isolation.

13 June 2019


Rotherham's annual salute to Armed Forces returns

Rotherham town centre will once again host one of the region’s biggest celebrations for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June.

11 June 2019


Kids use creativity to combat litter and fly tipping in Eastwood

School children in Rotherham have seized the initiative to combat litter and fly tipping in their community.

7 June 2019


Survey launched to help find out how we can respond to suicide as a community

The Council would like to hear from anyone who has been bereaved from or affected by suicide and who would like to share their views.

5 June 2019


Council seeks views on the future of Rotherham Libraries and Neighbourhood Hubs

Rotherham Council is seeking views on how Rotherham Libraries could look in the future.

5 June 2019


Council consults on house to house collections

Rotherham residents are being asked for their views on proposals to better regulate house-to-house “charity bag” collectors.

3 June 2019


Views sought on proposed changes to enforcement policy

Rotherham Council is asking residents for their views on proposed changes to the way it carries out enforcement in the borough.

3 June 2019


Get involved at Rotherham Council’s Rotherham Show

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Rotherham Show this year from volunteering to making and baking.

30 May 2019


Gold line up for Rotherham’s hottest ticket in town - the Wentworth Music Festival!

The stars will be coming out in force in Rotherham in just a couple of weeks’ time to play the third ever music festival in the grounds of the historic Wentworth Woodhouse.

29 May 2019


Further plans to tackle anti-social behaviour

Community backing has been given to further plans to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Rotherham area.

29 May 2019


New rules to improve private lettings set to be agreed

Improving the standards of privately rented accommodation with a new “selective licensing” scheme is set to be agreed for two Rotherham areas.

29 May 2019


Zero policy on new sex establishments

The Council is set to adopt a tough stance on sex establishments being set up in Rotherham following overwhelming backing for these changes.

28 May 2019


Investigative work begins on Forge Island flood defence scheme

Rotherham Council’s Town Centre Masterplan is forging ahead with site investigation works underway on Forge Island as part of the flood defence works.

24 May 2019


Help for ‘green’ projects

A helping hand is on the way for ‘green’ and healthy eating community projects across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

23 May 2019


Ellen knits up a storm to help Rotherham’s looked after children

Kind-hearted resident Ellen Royston helped kick-start the borough’s Foster Care Fortnight activities by donating her handmade blankets to local foster carers.

22 May 2019


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


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


Rotherham Council's response to the New Zealand Terrorism attack

Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, said: “This is awful news from Christchurch in New Zealand. Our thoughts are with all those affected, and of course first and foremost with the Muslim community.

15 March 2019


Rotherham partnership working achieves closure order

Partnership working between the Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team and Rotherham Council has seen a property on Spring Walk, Rotherham closed for three months.

11 March 2019


Will No Smoking Day be the day YOU stop smoking?

Rotherham smokers wishing to quit this No Smoking Day on Wednesday the 13th of March, can do so with the help of a free, local service.

8 March 2019


Man receives further jail sentence for child sexual exploitation

A 26-year-old man has received an additional five-year jail sentence on Wednesday 6 March after being convicted of further child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham.

8 March 2019


New Rother Valley campsite now taking bookings

A new state-of-the art caravan and camping site next to Rother Valley Country Park is set to pitch up this April and is now taking bookings, ready for the spring school holidays.

8 March 2019


Rotherham’s inspirational women lead way

Rotherham people have this week heard from inspirational women from across the borough as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

6 March 2019


20mph outside schools – ten more schools to benefit

A further ten schools will benefit from lower speed limits, thanks to the Council committing to the scheme for another year. 

5 March 2019


Aston and Wath Leisure Centres to host Oceans Of Fun Day

Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre and Wath-upon-Dearne Leisure Centre are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Oceans of Fun Day exclusive events on Sunday 24 March 2019.

5 March 2019


Rotherham still leading the way on school admissions

Record numbers of pupils are finding out today which secondary school they will go to later this year in Rotherham.

1 March 2019


Rotherham Interchange to reopen after £12m refurbishment

Rotherham Interchange is set to reopen this Sunday 3 March, following a £12 million refurbishment scheme.

28 February 2019


Council’s Bigbelly bins eat more waste

Rotherham Council has installed a set of solar powered litter bins that can swallow up to eight times more waste than a normal litter bin.

19 February 2019


Residents reclaim the park they love on Valentine’s Day

Residents in Eastwood Village have been showing their local park some love this Valentine’s Day following an investment by Rotherham Council to make it feel safer.

15 February 2019


Budget plans set to be agreed

Council leaders have responded to public feedback in bringing forward their budget proposals for the next two years – but are warning that financial pressures are set to continue.

6 February 2019


Site-ready homes are or their way to Rotherham

A dozen site-ready bungalows will be making their way to Rotherham as part of an exciting new pilot project approved by Rotherham Council today.

4 February 2019


Riverside Catering cooks up a storm!

Rotherham Council’s Riverside Catering, which supplies meals across primary schools in Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield, has achieved Bronze Certification under the Food for Life Served Here award.

4 February 2019


Refugee leads Holocaust Memorial Day event

At just 10 years old Sile Sibanda’s world was turned upside down.

28 January 2019


Refugee to lead Holocaust Memorial Day

At just 10 years old Sile Sibanda’s world was turned upside down.

24 January 2019


Consultation drives Rotherham bus changes

Changes will be made to buses in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire, following a public consultation on how often and where services should run.

23 January 2019


Rotherham dominate youth awards

Young people from Rotherham are on track to scoop a number of national youth awards after dominating the regional heats this weekend.

21 January 2019


Funding for ‘green’ projects

Local groups who want to improve their environment can get a helping hand to get their ideas off the ground.

21 January 2019


Hydrotherapy pool build underway

A £1m hydrotherapy pool is set to be opened later this year at one of Rotherham’s special schools.

10 January 2019


Pupils want to be healthier, survey says

Schools have banned the sale of high sugar and high energy drinks in recent years after pupils told them they wanted to be healthier.

9 January 2019


New Year, New Healthier You

A free local service can help residents achieve their New Year Resolutions for 2019.

7 January 2019


Plastics recycling will soon be here

Residents will shortly begin receiving information about changes to their household waste collections - including plastic recycling.

28 December 2018


Views Sought on Sex Establishments Rules

Council leaders are seeking residents’ views around where would or would not be an appropriate place for sex establishments like strip or lap dancing clubs to be allowed in Rotherham.

21 December 2018


Huge boost for tourism with announcement of £7m in funding from the Sheffield City Region

Funding of almost £7m has been agreed for three major projects, set to bring in tourists and boost the Sheffield City Region's cultural economy.

19 December 2018


Tough new rule will immobilise dangerous vehicles

Rotherham Council is proposing to bring in new rules to enable untaxed vehicles or those with multiple unpaid penalty charge notices to be clamped.

5 December 2018


Rotherham's Council's plans to make Rotherham's air cleaner

Responding to the Government’s requirements relating to Clean Air Zones, Rotherham Council has proposed a series of measurements to improve air quality.

5 December 2018


Healthy lives through a lens

People in the borough are being asked to express how they stay happy, healthy and well in their day-to-day lives through the art form of photography.

5 December 2018


Redevelopment proposals for Swinton

Swinton town centre is to be redeveloped, if new proposals are agreed by Rotherham Council.

5 December 2018


Help on hand to grow and learn about food

Hundreds of children and adults across Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, including many with special needs, are learning how to grow their own food and cook nutritious meals.

3 December 2018


Family proceedings case

A Rotherham Council spokesman said: “Today’s further disclosures in relation to proceedings in the family court have understandably caused widespread concern and upset.

28 November 2018


Eastwood properties deemed as “unfit” close

A rogue landlord has been forced to close down two rat infested homes he owns in the Eastwood area of Rotherham after they were deemed “unfit” for people to live in.

20 November 2018


Primary Engineer campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers in the region kick-started at AMRC

Pompoms, sequins and sticky back plastic aren’t your typical engineering tools.

19 November 2018


Op Stovewood: six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13

Rotherham’s Council Leader has welcomed the news that six men have been jailed for 101 years after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting young girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2000.

16 November 2018


Region unites to welcome new McLaren Composites Technology Centre

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially open Rotherham’s new McLaren Composites Technology Centre...

14 November 2018


Rotherham social worker nominated for top award

A social worker from Rotherham has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018 as a result of their outstanding work with children and families.

14 November 2018


Rotherham welcomes funding to prevent youth crime and exploitation

Rotherham Council and partners have been successful in supporting Government funding to help prevent serious youth crime and combat child criminal exploitation.

14 November 2018


Positive mental health top of the Youth Cabinet agenda

Members of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet are planning to raise awareness of positive mental health amongst youngsters as part of a raft of measures they want to focus on in the year ahead.

14 November 2018


Council seeks to change rules on sex establishments

Council leaders want to hear from residents about the types of places in Rotherham where they think it's not suitable for sex establishments, like strip and lap dancing clubs and sex shops to operate.

7 November 2018


YouTuber and X Factor contestant to headline at lights switch-on

A YouTube sensation and an X-factor contestant will be headlining at this year’s Christmas lights switch on, being held in the town centre next week.

7 November 2018


Could you be a volunteer snow warden?

Winter is on its way and Rotherham Council is appealing for volunteers to help keep their neighbourhoods clear in snowy weather.

1 November 2018


Operation Stovewood: Seven men guilty of 24 child sexual abuse offences against teenage girls

Reacting to the guilty verdicts, Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council said:

29 October 2018


Rotherham Leisure Complex celebrates 10th birthday

Rotherham Leisure Complex is geared up and ready to celebrate its 10th birthday celebrations with a range of activities, offers and giveaways to celebrate a milestone date.

26 October 2018


UK's first tram train launched in South Yorkshire

The UK’s first Tram Train was today (Thursday 25 October) launched at the newly opened Rotherham Parkgate Tram Train stop.

25 October 2018


Exploratory works take place on Rotherham’s ‘banana plantation’

A Rotherham-based firm is to carry out exploratory work on an area of Council-owned land near Infirmary Road, Parkgate.

24 October 2018


Jump on board the Tram Train for special offers

The UK's first Tram Train will welcome its first passengers on board on Thursday 25 October, with partners Stagecoach Supertram, Network Rail and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

24 October 2018


Have your say on leisure, sport, tourism and culture

People who live, work, study in and visit Rotherham are being asked about their leisure time as part of an online consultation.

23 October 2018


Public Consultation on Selective Licensing

A public consultation is currently taking place on proposals to extend Selective Licensing of private rented housing to parts of Thurcroft and Parkgate.

23 October 2018


Door-to-door charity collections to be better regulated under new plans

Rogue “charity bag” collectors, who divert donations away from genuine good causes, could be tackled under new proposals from Rotherham Council.

23 October 2018


Reducing hate crime in Rotherham

Figures released by the Home Office this week indicate that reporting of hate crime has increased by 17% across England and Wales compared to last year.

17 October 2018


Council to consult on budget proposals as pressures continue to grow

Rotherham Council intends to set a two-year budget for the first time in order to help deal with a further £30 million of required savings.

17 October 2018


Signing ceremony marks halfway point in Rotherham Interchange refurbishment

Councillors, directors and project managers marked the halfway point in the refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange.

16 October 2018


Residents make Clifton Park a winner

Rotherham Council is thanking residents as Clifton Park is once again voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces.

16 October 2018


Extra staff to tackle litter, dog fouling and illegal parking

Extra enforcement staff are now on the streets of Rotherham to help tackle problems such as litter, fly-tipping, dog fouling and illegal parking.

15 October 2018


New Rother Living homes available in Maltby

Rother Living homes are now available in Maltby as part of the latest major housing development from Rotherham Council, offering high quality and affordable homes in the borough.

12 October 2018


Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

11 October 2018


Market Hall to turn red as “Rotherham Remembers”

Handmade poppies from all over the world will be on display as Rotherham’s market hall turns red to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

10 October 2018


UK's first Tram Train to welcome passengers this month

Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from the innovative Tram Trains - a special tram vehicle.

8 October 2018


New car park opens in town centre

Visitors to Rotherham will have an additional 40 temporary parking spaces to use in the town centre from Monday (8 October).

4 October 2018


Looked After Children get Princess Diana award

Inspirational children who have lived in care in Rotherham have been given a prestigious Princess Diana Award for their courage and efforts.

2 October 2018


Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habit

Stoptober is back for its 7th year - and Rotherham smokers are being encouraged to join in with the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.

1 October 2018


Work begins on Gulliver’s theme park

Work has begun on the new Gulliver’s family theme park resort – with the developers looking to open to the public in spring 2020.

25 September 2018


Government Commissioners are removed from Council

Government-appointed Commissioners have left Rotherham Council following an announcement from the Secretary of State for Local Government.

24 September 2018


New University Centre Rotherham welcomes students for first day of term

The new £10.5 million University Centre Rotherham (UCR) has opened its doors to students and adult learners for the first time today (Monday 24 September).

24 September 2018


Landlords advised to act early on new legislation

Rotherham Council is advising landlords and housing associations to act early following changes in the law which could affect their properties.

24 September 2018


RTPI president visits Rotherham planners

The President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), John Acres, visited members of Rotherham Council’s successful planning team on Friday (14 September).

17 September 2018


Council rolls out more safety measures for schools

As schools in Rotherham return after the summer break, 20mph warning signs are being introduced as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

12 September 2018


Wates Residential North and Rotherham Council build futures for local jobseekers

Rotherham Council’s partnership with Wates Residential North to build 217 homes has resulted in employment opportunities for people in the borough.

6 September 2018


Chance to share your memories of Barry

Rotherham folk will be able to leave a special message in memory of much-loved entertainer Barry Chuckle.

6 September 2018


Smoking stubbed out in Rotherham

New figures released by Public Health England based on the Annual Population Survey have shown that more people in Rotherham are kicking their smoking habit .

5 September 2018


Sport stars step up to stamp out hate crime

Sports superstars joined forces with young people in Rotherham to help stamp out hate crime.

4 September 2018


Wickersley to see road improvements

Motorists will see improvements take place to one of the major roads through the borough later this year.

29 August 2018


Developer selected for Forge Island regeneration

A development partner for Rotherham’s Forge Island has been named.

24 August 2018


GCSE success in Rotherham

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

23 August 2018


Bin collections across Rotherham are changing

Householders can now sign up to Rotherham’s new garden waste collection service and get a new brown bin for their garden waste.

21 August 2018


Pupils celebrate top A Levels results in Rotherham

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

16 August 2018


RNN Group given keys to the door of University Centre Rotherham

The construction of the new University Centre in Rotherham has been officially finished enabling the delivery of degree courses and professional qualifications in the town.

13 August 2018


Appeal for help to finish Rotherham poppy cascade

Knitters are being urged to come forward to help finish a cascading wall of poppies aimed at commemorating the centenary of the end of the first world war.

13 August 2018


Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project

Rotherham’s celestial Festival of Angels project is set to return to the town and residents are now being urged to get their creative juices flowing.

6 August 2018


Rogue landlords pay the penalty

A rogue landlord who failed to carry out adequate gas and fire safety checks has been fined more than £2,000.

6 August 2018


Rotherham Interchange – three months on

Work has been proceeding apace as Rotherham Interchange’s £12million refurbishment programme continues.

3 August 2018


Youth Cabinet increase water safety awareness

Life-saving water throwlines are to be installed on the banks of the canal side near New York Stadium and in the town centre thanks to the work of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet.

1 August 2018


New bar aims to help Rotherham’s nightlife a roaring success!

Rotherham Council has welcomed the opening of a new bar in the town centre as plans to make the area an attractive place to visit ramp up.

30 July 2018


Come along to Rotherham Civic Theatre for a ‘Purrfect’ family panto this Christmas

Rotherham Civic Theatre are delighted to announce that this year they will be working alongside Imagine Theatre.

27 July 2018


Seeds sown for future of allotments

Rotherham’s allotments are set to begin a new chapter following agreement that allotment gardeners will have more of say in how Council allotments are funded and run.

24 July 2018


Secretary of State plans return of final powers to Council

Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed the proposed return of the last remaining powers to come back under democratic control.

23 July 2018


International company announces new factory in Rotherham

United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, has announced it will be constructing a new manufacturing plant in Dinnington, Rotherham.

23 July 2018


Next time you go to the car wash – use the SafeCarWash app

Residents are being urged to spot the signs of modern slavery and report it through the use of a smart phone app that can be used while at a carwash.

20 July 2018


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


Creating a dementia friendly generation

Older people with dementia in Rotherham have begun to share their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new project.

16 July 2018


Domestic abuse victim encourages people to report abuse

A former victim of domestic abuse has spoken openly about the harrowing abuse she suffered in order to encourage others to report it.

12 July 2018


School pupils create Smokefree park signs

Smokefree park signs created by local school children will soon be seen in outdoor play areas across Rotherham.

11 July 2018


Bike breakfast encourages pupils to get active

Pupils from Anston Brook Primary School are enjoying a bike breakfast today (Wednesday 11th July) as part of the school’s ‘healthy school week’.

11 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


Footway repairs receive cash injection from Rotherham Council

In its budget earlier this year, Rotherham Council announced an extra £1 million cash injection for footway and pavement repairs and those additional works are now underway.

4 July 2018


Local streets named by school children

A number of new street names have been chosen by children living near one of the borough’s newest estates.

4 July 2018


Health care practitioners to prescribe physical activity

Health leaders in Rotherham are to trial giving patients physical activity advice as part of a national pilot scheme.

2 July 2018


Clean sweep with plans for replacement bins

Plans to get rid of old concrete bins and replace dozens of damaged bins across the borough are set to get the go ahead.

2 July 2018


More affordable homes for the borough

Plans to build more affordable homes, some of which could be brought on site ready-made, are set to be looked at by Rotherham Council.

29 June 2018


World Cup Walk to School

School pupils in Rotherham have been treated to a World Cup themed walk-to-school event to encourage more pupils and parents to ditch the car and travel to school on foot.

28 June 2018


Grants to help build stronger communities

Groups and organisations across Rotherham are set to benefit from funding grants aimed at strengthening local communities.

21 June 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


More electric vehicle charging points on their way in Rotherham

With National Clean Air Day taking place today (Thursday 21 June), Rotherham Council has released details of a number of planned new charging points for electric vehicles.

21 June 2018


Thousands of toothbrushes donated to combat decay

Kind hearted Rotherham folk have donated thousands of toothbrushes following a month long appeal.

20 June 2018


Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.

20 June 2018


New service available to help you get healthy

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

19 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


New Strategic Director of Children’s Services appointed

The new Strategic Director of Children’s Services for Rotherham Council has been named as Jon Stonehouse.

15 June 2018


Twenty thousand kids could be missing out on travel benefit in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging schools, parents and carers to make sure their 11 to 16 year olds get a MegaTravel pass before the summer.

13 June 2018


Community archaeological dig begins at Rockingham Pottery site in Rotherham

A community archaeological dig will take place this week on the site of the famous Rockingham Pottery in Rotherham.

7 June 2018


Shiloh Rotherham is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018

A voluntary group from Rotherham which works in the community supporting homeless and vulnerable people towards a fulfilling and independent life has been honoured.

7 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


Another step forward for Forge Island

A development partner for Forge Island could be chosen as early as July under proposals put forward to Rotherham Council, marking further progress on the Town Centre Masterplan.

5 June 2018


Love Food Hate Waste

Following on from last year’s successful campaign, residents in South Yorkshire will again be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

5 June 2018


Op Stovewood: Man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

A 35 year-old man has been found guilty of sexual assault against a girl in 2014 as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood.

1 June 2018


McLaren Automotive gets the key to its new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire

A significant milestone was reached today as the ‘key’ to the building that will house the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

31 May 2018


Local Plan proposals near conclusion

A plan providing details of where new housing and employment sites can and cannot be built across Rotherham is set to be agreed by councillors.

30 May 2018


Planning takes first place nationally

Rotherham Council’s Planning Service has won Team of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

30 May 2018


Litter pickers celebrate their 2,000th bag!

Dedicated litter pickers from Anston and Dinnington are celebrating after collecting their 2,000th bag of rubbish!

29 May 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


Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services

It is the last chance for people to have their say over proposed changes to the way the early help and family engagement services are delivered as time runs out on a consultation.

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


Changes to Council Cabinet

The Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read, has made a number of changes to his Cabinet which has seen the creation of a new post focussing on the environment.

25 May 2018


Views sought on future of Rotherham Markets

Residents are being asked for their views on the future design of Rotherham markets as part of Rotherham Council’s plans to regenerate the town centre.

24 May 2018


Pick up a bargain at Rotherham’s new town centre Car Boot Sale

Rotherham residents have the chance for a Spring Clean as the Council launches a new Car Boot Sale in the Town Centre on Sunday 24 June 2018.

23 May 2018


Former firefighter to be new Mayor

A former firefighter is the new Mayor of Rotherham after being officially sworn in on Friday 18 May 2018.

18 May 2018


Lumière Gallery lights up Rotherham’s High Street!

Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed a new business, in the shape of the Lumière Gallery.

18 May 2018


More childminders needed in Rotherham

Falling numbers of childminders has prompted Council leaders to offer to pay for people to train in the profession.

17 May 2018


Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

People are being urged to donate toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to foodbanks to help combat childhood tooth decay in Rotherham.

16 May 2018


Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

More than 30 Rotherham council foster carers, children, councillors and fostering team staff are appearing in a new video asking one simple question: Do you have the heart to foster?

14 May 2018


Improving the borough’s mental health one step at a time

A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).

14 May 2018


Rotherham’s looked after children’s suitcase campaign pays off

Rotherham’s looked after children are celebrating the success of their Bin Liners are Not Suitcases campaign following a donation of more than 60 new suitcases.

11 May 2018


Improvement journey outlined for residents with learning disabilities

Plans to transform services for people with a learning disability in Rotherham are unveiled in a report that will be presented to Councillors later this month.

9 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


Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

A 42-year man from Rotherham has been found guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

4 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


Vehicle impounded after persistent offending

A rogue motorist has had their unregistered vehicle seized and impounded by Rotherham Council after persistently offending.

24 April 2018


Drugs, antisocial behaviour and traffic offenders in the spotlight as Duxford comes to town

Operation Duxford is back in the borough for the third time and has a range of engagement and enforcement activities throughout the day.

17 April 2018


Good rating for special school

A school that teaches young people with social, emotional and mental health needs has been rated as being “good” by inspectors.

17 April 2018


Children once again get preferred primary school

Thousands of children will be going to their preferred primary school in Rotherham from this September, new figures out today show.

16 April 2018


Views sought over changes to services for families and young people

Children, young people and families are being asked to share their views about the proposed changes to the way the early help, youth services and family engagement services are delivered.

11 April 2018


Thorpe Hesley litter heroes Love Where They Live!

Community-spirited residents of Thorpe Hesley joined forces to blitz litter in their village – with a record turnout for a local litter pick in Rotherham.

10 April 2018


New free support service in Rotherham for people affected by substance misuse

A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.

10 April 2018


Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new opportunity to get active as the MS Society teams up with Rotherham Council and Sheffield Hallam University to bring MS Active for Health to the borough.

10 April 2018


New dementia service for Rotherham

Making Space is partnering with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support and dementia cafes across the borough.

9 April 2018


The smarter way for young people to 'Getabout' in South Yorkshire

Young people can now GetAbout around South Yorkshire the smart way as TravelMaster’s discounted range for under-18s moves away from a paper ticket and onto a smart card.

5 April 2018


Home to School Transport Plans

Council leaders are expected to agree to phase in updated Home to School transport arrangements over the next few months which will offer independence for users, and families better lifestyle choices.

4 April 2018


Waste Collection Changes

Monthly kerbside collection of plastics from all households in Rotherham will start early next year under plans due to be approved by the Council’s Cabinet.

4 April 2018


Shoppers to get free parking near markets

Free parking spaces are to be provided on Drummond Street, near to the Rotherham Markets complex, under new council proposals.

29 March 2018


Road improvements for Brinsworth

Brinsworth residents will see improvements taking place to one of their main shopping routes next week.

28 March 2018


Waste facility up for more top awards

The waste treatment facility at Manvers which has revolutionised the management of leftover household waste in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for two more national awards.

27 March 2018


Rotherham furthers its commitment to armed forces

Leaders from the worlds of business, charity, the community and the Council have once again shown their solidarity in ensuring people who were in the armed forces have fair access to services.

22 March 2018


Rotherham Interchange refurbishment work due to start on 30 April

Construction work is programmed to start on Monday 30 April for a £12 million upgrade and refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

22 March 2018


Council commits over £40 million to deliver new homes for Rotherham

Work has started on a major new build programme to develop over 300 high quality homes in Rotherham.

21 March 2018


Council triumphs with ‘Excellence in Tenant Engagement’ award

Council tenants in Rotherham can celebrate after the Council scooped the best engagement award in regional finals.

21 March 2018


Works to start next month on major Rotherham redevelopment scheme

Work is due to start next month on a long-awaited redevelopment project which further boosts Rotherham’s continued regeneration.

15 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


Contactless bus payments huge success across South Yorkshire

First South Yorkshire has recorded over 42,000 contactless transactions since launching the new payment method over one month ago, with an average of 2,100 people switching to contactless every week.

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


Shoppers to benefit from extra parking incentives

Shoppers and visitors to Rotherham will be able to benefit from a new parking offer from this weekend.

1 March 2018


Tenants to benefit as increased powers to target rogue landlords agreed

Private housing tenants will benefit after Rotherham Council agreed to strengthen its powers to tackle rogue landlords in the borough.

1 March 2018


Even more pupils get school of choice

Thousands of pupils across Rotherham will be going to their preferred secondary school this September, with nearly all getting what they asked for.

1 March 2018


Children’s services to be accessible to families that need them

Leaders have pledged to focus the Council’s limited resources on services for children, ensuring they remain accessible to the families that need them, rather than paying for under used buildings.

28 February 2018


US congressmen learn from region’s advanced manufacturing ‘catalyst’

The world-leading reputation of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for advanced manufacturing brought a high-level delegation from the US Congress to the region this week.

23 February 2018


Mayor to be Patron

The Mayor of Rotherham is to become Patron of an organisation which provides a lifeline to hundreds of abuse survivors in Rotherham.

20 February 2018


Rotherham Planning Service is nominated for prestigious industry award

Rotherham Planning Service is a finalist in the category for Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018.

20 February 2018


The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham

Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.

19 February 2018


Funding secured for new homes in Rotherham

First-time buyers, older people, and adults with support needs are to benefit from more than half a million pounds awarded by the Government to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today.

16 February 2018


Building work to start on temporary Rotherham Bus Interchange

Construction of a temporary bus interchange at Forge Island in Rotherham is due to start next Monday 19 February.

16 February 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


Operation Stovewood: Man guilty of raping teenage girl

A 47-year old man has been found guilty of raping a teenage girl between 2000 and 2002 in Rotherham, following an investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

9 February 2018


‘Transformed’ children’s services seek best social workers

Social workers are being offered the chance to meet children’s service leaders at a special recruitment fayre this weekend.

8 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


Council budget proposals put the most vulnerable residents first

Adults and children’s social care will be prioritised under Council budget proposals promise leaders, despite the Council facing more bleak funding cuts.

7 February 2018


Investing in the future of Rotherham’s highways

Rotherham is on the right road for training thanks to a group of new highways apprentices.

30 January 2018


Rotherham children’s services ‘good’ with outstanding features

Social services for children and families in Rotherham have been “transformed” in just under three years, Ofsted inspectors have said.

29 January 2018


Rotherham stands together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Over 350 people attended a moving ceremony in All Saint’s Square on Thursday 25 January to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

29 January 2018


Rotherham bird keepers warned of new flu-prevention requirements

Rotherham residents who keep poultry or other domestic birds are being warned that new measures are in place following confirmed cases of bird flu in the UK.

19 January 2018


Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Thursday 25 January.

17 January 2018


Planning success for major town centre building

Rotherham Council has this week approved plans to re-develop a prominent town-centre building.

15 January 2018


Anti-social behaviour focus of community engagement event

The clip-clop of horse hooves could be heard around the streets of a Rotherham village this week as three special guests joined officers on patrol.

12 January 2018


Council consults on Government Inspector’s changes to draft Local Plan

Rotherham Council is consulting on some changes to its draft local plan required by a Government Inspector.

12 January 2018


UCR roof "topped off" as build reaches one step closer to completion

A topping-out ceremony was held to celebrate a huge milestone in the construction of the brand new University Centre Rotherham, located on Doncaster Gate in Rotherham town centre.

11 January 2018


Rotherham Council spearheads the largest seizure of vehicles for fly-tipping in the UK

A joint operation led by Rotherham Council has seen ten vehicles seized for suspected fly tipping.

10 January 2018


Jail for man who raped 12-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man who was found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in Rotherham has been sent to prison for eight years.

5 January 2018


Rotherham leading the way as Yorkshire’s fastest growing economy

Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed a new report which reveals Rotherham is the fastest growing-city economy in Yorkshire, and the eighth fastest growing economy in the UK.

4 January 2018


Adorable alpacas set to put smiles on children’s faces

Children in care in Rotherham have been given an extra special present this festive season – to trek with alpacas.

4 January 2018


Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people

Rotherham Council contract partner Mears continues to provide training opportunities for people in the borough and recently celebrated the achievements of recent apprentice’s at their annual awards.

19 December 2017


Town centre living set to expand

Rotherham is set to benefit from five new homes in the town centre, driving forward the Council’s commitment to transform the borough and create a town where people want to live and work.

18 December 2017


Nursery given outstanding rating once again

Inspirational leadership was the driving factor in a Rotherham nursery scooping an outstanding rating in a recent inspection.

13 December 2017


Rotherham’s council housing boost gets off the ground

A major housing development that is set to boost the number of council homes and reenergise several areas across the borough has begun with an official sod cutting event on site.

13 December 2017


Career Matters at Magna

Students, jobseekers and local businesses recently came together to share employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

13 December 2017


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £15 million from its budget over the next financial year.

7 December 2017


Smokers warned of dangers of black market tobacco

Rotherham Council is warning people of the dangers of smoking black market cigarettes following a crackdown in Rotherham.

6 December 2017


Nuisance neighbours warned following equipment seizure

“We won’t tolerate noise nuisance, and if you don’t heed warnings, you could see your property confiscated.”

6 December 2017


Twenty five great new homes to meeting housing needs in Rotherham

Rotherham Council is taking steps to make sure the housing it offers for rent meets the needs of Rotherham’s residents.

5 December 2017


Stay Well This Winter

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to take early action to avoid catching colds and flu in order to stay well this winter.

29 November 2017


Man jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham girls

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the sexual abuse of three young girls in Rotherham in 2015.

27 November 2017


Young Inspectors scoop national award

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham has been nationally recognised for their work at a prestigious award ceremony in London last night.

23 November 2017


Welcome of CSE sentencing in first Operation Stovewood case

Council leaders have welcomed the first sentences handed out to criminals as part historic investigations into child sexual exploitation by the National Crime Agency.

17 November 2017


Body image a key pledge for Youth Cabinet in year ahead

Members of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet are urging other youngsters to be confident with their body image as part of a raft of measures they want to focus on in the year ahead.

16 November 2017


Dozens of pupils attend anti-bullying event

School children are doing their bit to stamp out bullying with a special event for around one hundred pupils at Rotherham’s New York stadium today.

13 November 2017


‘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


Householders reminded to contact the Council

Householders in Rotherham are being reminded to check with the Council before carrying out any work on the pavements outside their properties.

9 November 2017


Reclaim the Night in Rotherham

Women in Rotherham are being invited to walk through the town centre to Reclaim the Night on Friday 17 November 2017.

7 November 2017


Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

31 October 2017


Business Companion publish distance selling video guide for businesses

Trading standards experts have today published a new video guide aimed at online and distance sellers to ensure consumers and businesses are protected under the Consumer Rights Act.

31 October 2017


Child sexual exploitation survivors nominate Rotherham for national award

Two child sexual exploitation survivors nominated Rotherham’s multi-agency team for a top national award for supporting them through their court cases.

30 October 2017


Second time lucky hope Young Inspectors

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham are hoping it will be second time lucky for them at a prestigious award ceremony next month.

27 October 2017


VIP Opening for Oakwood School

Secretary of State and former Rotherham resident Justine Greening was today the guest of honour as she officially opened her former school in her home town.

27 October 2017


A new borough wide ‘Call to Action’ is launched

Rotherham Council is seeking information about community groups who are helping to make the borough a great place to grow older.

26 October 2017


Leaving care can be lonely, says Rotherham youngster

Paislie, a student who was once in foster care has talked about how lonely it can be to leave the care system and why Rotherham is aiming to change this.

25 October 2017


Blank canvas for children to “re-imagine” Rotherham

Children and young people have been given a blank canvas to help drive through changes which will make Rotherham more child friendly.

25 October 2017


Millions of pounds to be pumped into transport schemes

Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region.

23 October 2017


Hunt for permanent family for four sisters

The bond between four young sisters in Rotherham has been deemed to be so deep that they now need to be adopted together.

20 October 2017


Public Spaces Protection Order comes into force

Rotherham residents are reminded that the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) comes into force in Rotherham today (Friday).

20 October 2017


New Rotherham sensory support centre is officially opened

A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.

18 October 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


Men convicted of sexually abusing Rotherham girls

Two men have been convicted of sexually abusing three girls in Rotherham, following a trial earlier this month.

18 October 2017


School pupils challenged to safety quiz ahead of Bonfire Night

Be bright, be seen, be safe - that’s the message being delivered to primary school children in the run up to Bonfire Night.

18 October 2017


More than 170 reasons for Rotherham’s looked after children to shine

More than 170 of Rotherham’s looked after children and young people have picked up awards for their achievements at a glittering red-carpet event at New York Stadium.

17 October 2017


Helping hands for victims of hate crime

As Hate Crime Awareness Week is marked across Britain, victims of hate crime are being given extra support following the launch of a new campaign in Rotherham.

16 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


External demolition starts on Law Courts

Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.

11 October 2017


Carers launch the flu campaign

Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

11 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


Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

10 October 2017


Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

Rotherham is turning the tables on its past after being lined up for a prestigious employer of the year award.

4 October 2017


New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.

3 October 2017


More quitters in time for Stoptober 2017

Rotherham is bucking the national trend, as smoking continues to decline across the borough.

3 October 2017


Mighty seeks to make a mark on business growth in Rotherham

An initiative to develop start-up and young businesses across Rotherham, with free, tailored help and support, launched on Saturday 30 September.

29 September 2017


Bumper crop of entries as garden awards blossom more than ever!

Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders have been awarded for their blooming success at the annual Garden Awards ceremony, which took place at Rotherham Town Hall on September 7 2017.

27 September 2017


Rotherham’s Mayor gives her backing to Project EDWARD

Rotherham Mayor Cllr Eve Rose Keenan gave her backing to Project EDWARD – European Day without a road death – on September 21st.

27 September 2017


Improvement work continues at Corporation Street

Motorists are being advised that a town centre car park will be temporarily closed from October 9, as improvement works for cyclists and pedestrians continue.

26 September 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


Iceland Foods fined £2.5 million following fatal accident

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


Minister launches first Citylink tram train into service

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

15 September 2017


Government returns further powers to Rotherham Council

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

13 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


Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of university centre Rotherham build

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


Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

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


Industrial units to deliver business boost

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

4 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


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

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

30 August 2017


Council tax break for care leavers

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


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


Students across Rotherham celebrate GCSE success

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

24 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


Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham

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

17 August 2017


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

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


Funding success to help Rotherham Council build stronger communities

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

9 August 2017


Forge Island footbridge works completed ahead of schedule

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


Success of campaign to cut food waste

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

3 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


Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

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


Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

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

25 July 2017


New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

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

21 July 2017


Double celebration for Shiloh

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


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

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

20 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


Celebrating Yorkshire Day with tea and dance

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


Teenagers celebrate discounted bus fares

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


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

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

19 July 2017


Work set to begin on town centre improvements

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

19 July 2017


Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

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


HS2 route announcement

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

17 July 2017


Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

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


Votes at 16 motion backed by Full Council

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

12 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


Teenagers showing the love for where they live!

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


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

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


Rotherham's aim to become "child friendly"

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

11 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


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

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


Smoking declining in Rotherham but more can be done

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


Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State

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


Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

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

3 July 2017


External Wall Insulation

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


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

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


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

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


Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school

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


Whole service review for Early Help

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


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


Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

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


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

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


Salon celebrates highlights after successful first year

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

26 June 2017


Rotherham Council Launches Town Centre Masterplan

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


New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

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


Council set to consult on additional housing sites

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


Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

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


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


Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

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


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


Tenants and leaseholders invited to Annual Conference to shape services

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

14 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


Council improving services for its care leavers

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

13 June 2017


New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

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


Rotherham General Election results

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


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


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

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

5 June 2017


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

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


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


INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

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


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

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


Social work recruitment setting new highs

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


New Mayor of Rotherham sworn in

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

22 May 2017


Drive for Life project wins another award

Drive for Life partnership project scoops prestigious award.

19 May 2017


Public Health information about the impact of fires on health

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


Rotherham CSE investigation concludes with 21st conviction

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

16 May 2017


NHS cyber attack - update for customers

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

14 May 2017


Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

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


Council reaches out for Dementia Awareness Week

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


Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

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

10 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


Love Food Hate Waste

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


Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved

Discounted public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire.

9 May 2017


Don’t let thieves steal the spring in your step

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


Confused Brits don’t know where to find their bus stop to get to work

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


Drive to recruit more social workers for children in care

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


Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

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


Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

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


More children get preferred primary school

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

18 April 2017


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

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


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


Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

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


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

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


Ruth Lockwood to headline penultimate Mayoral charity evening

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


From unemployed to employee of the month

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


Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results

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


Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

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


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

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


Metalysis opens Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

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

31 March 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


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

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


South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council raise awareness of hate

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


You can now recycle your old bikes and small appliances!

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


Council and partners make Shiloh’s dream a reality

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


Bid to recruit more childminders

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

28 March 2017


Tenants celebrate as they move into new homes at Swinton

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

27 March 2017


New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives

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


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

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


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

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


Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

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


Secretary of State confirms return of further powers to Rotherham

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

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


A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

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


Spring into better mental health

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


Double awards delight for housing services

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


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


Law Court acquired for town centre regeneration

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

14 March 2017


Secure your place at the 2017 tenants’ conference

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


Pledge to halt school exclusion rates

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


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

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

13 March 2017


Road improvements scheduled for Lime Grove

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


Leader responds to revised HS2 route

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

9 March 2017


Warning over council tax scam

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


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

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


New restaurant brings boost to Rotherham town centre

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

7 March 2017


New Superfast South Yorkshire connection and innovation voucher scheme

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

3 March 2017


Hundreds of pupils get school of choice

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

1 March 2017


Spring clean health and finances on National Stop Smoking day

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


Rotherham Council welcomes Boeing announcement

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


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

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


£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence

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


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


It's official - Rotherham Squadron is Best in Britain

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


Theme Park Plans great boost for Borough’s Growth

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


Community events result in large numbers of dogs microchipped

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

16 February 2017


Final push for Destination Poland

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


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


Let your heart beat healthier

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


Building work set to begin at village school

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

14 February 2017


Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

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


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


Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

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


Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

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

10 February 2017


McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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

9 February 2017


Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

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


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

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


Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results

A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.

7 February 2017


South Yorkshire Police help school children stay safe on the internet

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


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


Do you Love Where You Live

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


Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

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


Rotherham Council – by-election result

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

3 February 2017


Over 80 years in jail for child sexual exploitation gang

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


Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

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


Children choose better lifestyle choices

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

1 February 2017


Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham

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


Parents set to benefit from more free child care

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


Rotherham’s wildlife database set to continue

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


Council lends support for sports firm

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

31 January 2017


Rotherham stands together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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


Funds secured for key Rotherham project

Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

31 January 2017


Guilty verdicts returned in CSE case at Sheffield Crown Court

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


Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

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


First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

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


League table success for Rotherham schools

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


Stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Rotherham

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

18 January 2017


Rotherham breaks recruitment barriers

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


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


Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

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


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


Government gives funding for new homes

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


Rotherham Council supports smokefree January campaign

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

9 January 2017


Wales High School set to expand

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


Primary school results amongst best in region

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

21 December 2016


Keep babies safe this Christmas

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

21 December 2016


Rotherham is the vinyl frontier for ex-steelworkers

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


Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.

20 December 2016


Rotherham hosts launch of Sheffield City Region Housing Compact

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


Youth projects kick off thanks to Safer Rotherham Partnership funding

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

14 December 2016


Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

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

14 December 2016


Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras

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


Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

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


Popular school set to expand

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


Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north

Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.

9 December 2016


Success in off-road bike crackdown

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


Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

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


New Rotherham Bazaar to launch at late night shopping event

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


New life-saving scheme launched

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

6 December 2016


Study set to boost AMID connectivity

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


Rotherham careers event brings employment opportunities

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


Tell us your views on town centre housing

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


New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer

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

1 December 2016


Council children's home gets Outstanding rating

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

1 December 2016


Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate

Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.

1 December 2016


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

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


Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme

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


Junior school overturns failing judgement

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

29 November 2016


Young Inspectors scoop national award

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


Dinnington Together at the Resource Centre

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

25 November 2016


All Saints Square gains lifesaving milestone

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

23 November 2016


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

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


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

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

21 November 2016


Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

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

18 November 2016


Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

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


Positive action taken as community comes together in Eastwood

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


Joining forces to Love Where You Live

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


Town Centre development moves another step closer

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


Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

8 November 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


Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

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


Eastwood riding into Rotherham

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

4 November 2016


Tasty tucker for school children

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


Happy tenants say hello to new homes

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

1 November 2016


Changes planned for adult day care and transportation charges

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

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


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


Council workers recognised for going above and beyond call of duty

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


Protect yourself and others from flu

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

24 October 2016


Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

19 October 2016


Woodlaithes residents get into the community spirit!

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


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


Plea to give a child a forever home

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


Justice for child sexual exploitation victims

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


Double delight for Rotherham care home

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

17 October 2016


Council calls for more carers during Shared Lives Week

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


Youngsters help stamp out hate crime

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

12 October 2016


Go ahead given to purchase former Tesco site

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

12 October 2016


New taxi rules bring about change

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


Hate crime has no place in our town

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

10 October 2016


Warning to residents on doorstep rogue traders

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

6 October 2016


Rotherham recognised for tenant involvement

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


Class sizes at village school to be expanded

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

28 September 2016


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

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


This Girl Can win awards!

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

28 September 2016


Rotherham's leaders to host neighbourhood sessions

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


Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

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

22 September 2016


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

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

20 September 2016


Council targets persistent evaders

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

19 September 2016


Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

16 September 2016


Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit

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


Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

15 September 2016


Annual garden competition winners announced

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


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


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

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

8 September 2016


Rotherham’s foster children get tuned into classical music

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


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


£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

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


Destination Poland for Rotherham's Looked After Children

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


Buzz not the hush for Rotherham's libraries

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


Family based placements for children in care

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

30 August 2016


Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

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

25 August 2016


Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

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

25 August 2016


Warning over slug pellets in Rotherham Park

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


Do you love where you live?

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


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

Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

19 August 2016


Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

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

18 August 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


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

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


Anti-hate crime message at heart of exhibition

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


New cameras for civil enforcement officers

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


Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

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


Bright new look at Rotherham Markets

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


Dinnington given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan

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

21 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


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

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

20 July 2016


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

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


Rotherham’s High Street welcomes two new retailers

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

19 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


Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services

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


Improvements for foster carers

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


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

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

13 July 2016


Love is louder across Rotherham as Artbomb Project is launched

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


Top award for waste partnership

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


Council moves forward with town centre plans

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


New taxi rules set gold standard

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


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

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


More social workers needed to lighten the load

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


Transforming child sexual exploitation services In Rotherham

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


Have your say on powers for region

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


Increase to secondary school places

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


Long Term Future of Habershon House

Habershon House's future to be discussed.

29 June 2016


Improvement is being made in Rotherham

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

29 June 2016


New primary school for Rotherham

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

29 June 2016


Road scheme revised following local concerns

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


‘Supercharged’ cycling hits Rotherham

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


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


Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

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

16 June 2016


First volunteers in new scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour

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


Council part of Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

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


Carers and Council join forces to celebrate Carers' Week

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

2 June 2016


Theme Park plans a step closer

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


Dinnington sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan

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

1 June 2016


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

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

27 May 2016


Review of children's homes

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


Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead

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


Metalysis to Move into UK's Premier Manufacturing Park

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


South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europe’s roads.

24 May 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


Rotherham Council Leader announces new Cabinet

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


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


New hate crime initiative launched in Rotherham

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

20 May 2016


Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

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


Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

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


Mayor Maggi bows out

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

19 May 2016


Let's get Rotherham more active

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

17 May 2016


Funding provides support to Tata steel staff

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

11 May 2016


New Commissioner for Rotherham

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

10 May 2016


Labour retain control over Rotherham Council

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

6 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


Chipping leads to a happy reunion for Rotherham dog owner

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

5 May 2016


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

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


Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

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


Get your bins out bright and early

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

28 April 2016


Glittering accolade for primary school

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


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


Public urged to report child abuse and neglect

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

18 April 2016


Thousands get preferred primary schools

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


New taxi camera rules come into effect

Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

13 April 2016


Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

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


Please recycle responsibly this spring

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

13 April 2016


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

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


Waste facility up for top awards

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


Cameron is streets ahead

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

5 April 2016


Lighter nights - more recycling

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

1 April 2016


Families light up local area with lantern walk

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


Community events bring children, young people and families together

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


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

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 residents fined for eyesore properties

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

29 March 2016


Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors

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


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


Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

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


Rotherham standing together for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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

New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

17 March 2016


Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

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 children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.

14 March 2016


Rotherham Chief Executive Welcomes Apprentices

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


Hat trick for town centre shops

Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.

11 March 2016


Changes to town centre parking fees

Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.

10 March 2016


Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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

9 March 2016


Key Choices property shop is on the move

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


Make One You, change you

This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.

7 March 2016


Rotherham Council ratifies economic devolution proposal for the borough

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

3 March 2016


Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

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


Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise

Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.

2 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


Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham

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


Operation Clover verdict - statement from Rotherham Council

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

24 February 2016


Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.

19 February 2016


Rotherham short breaks facility celebrates good Ofsted report

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


New Thai shop launches in Rotherham

A new shop on High Street is bringing the taste of Thailand to Rotherham.

17 February 2016


Employment support for armed forces veterans

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


Rotherham Council welcomes return of some powers

Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.

11 February 2016


Dawn's Ink is on the move

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


Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

8 February 2016


Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.

4 February 2016


Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

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


Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

4 February 2016


National award for Tuesday street market

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

29 January 2016


Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

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


Safety first for Flanderwell residents

Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

28 January 2016


The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

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


Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

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


Making homes for nature!

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


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


Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

21 January 2016


Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

21 January 2016


Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

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


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


New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.

19 January 2016


Council Leader welcomes Government steel support

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


LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.

31 December 2015


Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

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


Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

17 December 2015


New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

16 December 2015


Code Club sessions to launch

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

16 December 2015


Steel communities support package

Rotherham Council is backing a support package for the steel industry which is being put together by Sheffield City Region partners.

15 December 2015


Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

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


New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

15 December 2015


Mentor Martyn nets top award for supporting local businesses

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


Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

14 December 2015


New look Advisory Cabinet announced

A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.

14 December 2015


Budding business owners take advantage of free advice

Aspiring business owners took advantage of free drop-in sessions during last week’s Small Business Saturday (5 December).

11 December 2015


Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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


UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire

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


Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.

8 December 2015


Residents and businesses asked for views on Devolution Deal

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

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


Proposed consultation on the future of Rotherham children’s home

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


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


Magna and Rotherham Council look to the future

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


South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

19 November 2015


Craft Corner on the move!

Another popular town centre business has moved to new premises.

17 November 2015


Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

12 November 2015


Road scheme completed ahead of time

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


Rotherham’s regeneration team nominated for three awards

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


First tenants move into newly built council homes

The first tenants have moved into four new Council homes built in Bramley.

6 November 2015


New Chair for Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board

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


High Sheriff to visit Rotherham’s “Base” locations

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


Local Rotherham companies give a warm welcome to South Korean businesses

An innovative programme to attract new business start-ups from South Korea has been championed by local Rotherham firms.

4 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


South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco

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


Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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

29 October 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


US Mayor visits Rotherham and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park

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

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

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


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


Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads

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


Devolution passes new milestone in Rotherham

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


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


Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

25 September 2015


Garden Competition a blooming success!

This year’s Rotherham Garden Competition has been hailed a blooming success with new categories attracting more entries.

24 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


New school opens its doors to pupils

Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.

16 September 2015


Exclusive Mirrors celebrates Superfast Broadband connection

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


Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

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


Responding to the statement issued by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to protests

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


Rotherham entrepreneurs offered free training and support

Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups can now take advantage of free training and support in Rotherham.

10 September 2015


Residents urged to be gas safe

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


Land sale agreed for family theme park

A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

9 September 2015


Health store relaunches

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


Popular butchers is on the move!

Popular Rotherham butchers, Andrew’s, is on the move to pastures new!

2 September 2015


Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links

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


New-look website

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


Rotherham GCSE results

Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).

20 August 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


Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

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


Rotherham A-Level results

Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

13 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


New Korean investment in Rotherham

Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.

10 August 2015


Top of the league for adult learners

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


New generation help Rotherham company thrive

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


£3.1 million to help victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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


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


New retail concept continues to Pop-Up in Rotherham

Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.

31 July 2015


Superfast South Yorkshire gives people even more reason to celebrate Yorkshire Day!

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


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


New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

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


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 on top of school places

Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.

23 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


Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

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


New website launched to help mental health issues

A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.

13 July 2015


Rotherham town centre road improvement scheme official opening

The road improvement scheme for the A630 in Rotherham town centre has reached completion.

13 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


New taxi licensing policy agreed

Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

8 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


‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents

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


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


Your views on Rotherham's roads

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


"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


Flying the flag for Rotherham's community superheroes!

Rotherham’s very own superheroes have flown in to celebrate and promote the role of fostering in Rotherham.

23 June 2015


Landmark agreement on the road to devolution

Leaders from the public and private sectors have taken a vital step on the road to devolution.

22 June 2015


Rotherham becomes a "Base" to tackle CSE

Clifton Learning Partnership’s premises at Eastwood Village Community Centre is now one of a number of "Base" locations in Rotherham.

18 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


Rotherham High Street celebrates

One of Rotherham's most impressive restoration projects got the official seal of approval this week.

9 June 2015


£1.65 million investment to help extend fostering service in Rotherham

Rotherham Council has approved a £1.65 million investment for the homes of foster carers and adopters.

8 June 2015


Abbey on the up!

A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.

3 June 2015


Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School

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


Rotherham receives boost to encourage more people to get moving

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


South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

1 June 2015


Rotherham uses new powers on anti-social behaviour

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


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


Rotherham metal fabrication business set for expansion

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


New Mayor for Rotherham

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


Hi-tech Yorkshire wins South Korea-UK 'first'

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


Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

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


Parking boost for Town Centre

The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.

14 May 2015


Further Bus Improvements Planned in Rotherham

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


Mesmerize celebrates 20 years in Rotherham

It’s a 'Mesmerizing' time for one Rotherham shop celebrating a special milestone birthday.

6 May 2015


Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

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


New decision-making arrangements agreed

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


Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

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


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


Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

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


More parents get their primary preference

More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.

16 April 2015


First pledges its support to children's campaign

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


Rotherham foster carers do it again

Rotherham’s Foster Carers have joined their fostering families and social workers for an ‘Eggstravaganza’ Spring celebration.

7 April 2015


New horse act welcomed

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

2 April 2015


Rotherham butchers is on the move

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


Taxi licences revoked

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


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


Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

Bruce Katz publishes findings following his visit to Sheffield and Rotherham.

26 March 2015


Specialist homes for Rotherham families

Two new specialist homes are going to be built to help families with a disabled child.

25 March 2015


Standardised cigarette packaging welcomed in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative has welcomed plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

20 March 2015


Telephone scams warning

Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.

13 March 2015


Bank of England Governor visits Rotherham

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was in Rotherham on 12 March, visiting the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

12 March 2015


New era for Rotherham children's centres

A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.

11 March 2015


Free parking in Forge Island extended

Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!

9 March 2015


Major milestone for new waste facility

The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

5 March 2015


The Women's Front launched in Rotherham

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


Business Minister opens most advanced turbine blade casting facility in the world

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


Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children

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


Bus Partnership helps local workers jump on board

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


Foster Carers rewarded for long service

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


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


Facing the cuts, delivering Rotherham's priorities - Rotherham Council budget proposals released

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

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

Two further Cabinet member resignations have been announced today.

5 February 2015


Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

5 February 2015


Council response to the Louise Casey report

The Council has issued the following statement in response to today's report:

4 February 2015


Resignation of Paul Lakin

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

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

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

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


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


Rotherham United kick-starts personal pledge to keep children safe

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


Bus usage continues to rise in Rotherham

More people are using buses in Rotherham, with 100,000 more passengers reported since the same time last year.

28 January 2015


Chief Executive of Rush House joins team to help people affected by child sexual exploitation

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


Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

16 January 2015


Leading Incentive, Motivation and Technology company drives forward in Rotherham

Europe’s leading Incentive and Motivation company is expanding their Rotherham-based location to help meet growing demand.

16 January 2015


Multi-national manufacturer chooses Rotherham

South Korean multinational KD Navien has its sights set on the European market and has chosen Rotherham for its UK HQ.

13 January 2015


New drug and alcohol recovery hub

A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

9 January 2015


Lifestyle survey 2014

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


Licensing scheme for private rented sector

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


Businesses pledge to stand together

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


New confidential helpline launched for Rotherham victims and survivors of sexual exploitation

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


Stagecoach signs the pledge

Stagecoach Yorkshire has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to keeping Rotherham’s children safe.

16 December 2014


Small is beautiful in Rotherham

Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre last Saturday.

11 December 2014


Rotherham awarded White Ribbon status

Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.

26 November 2014


Changes to housing allocations policy

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


Launch of Rotherham Standing Together Against Child Sexual Exploitation: A Community Pledge

Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.

24 November 2014


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


Town centre welcomes free parking bays

The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.

20 November 2014


Safeguarding Board: Statement in response to Ofsted report

Steve Ashley, Independent Chair of Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Ofsted statement:

19 November 2014


Statement in response to Ofsted report into Rotherham children's services

Ofsted report will aid improvements in culture and practice, says Rotherham Council.

19 November 2014


Partner organisations sign up to customer promises

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


Maltby artwork on the move

Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.

10 November 2014


New Director of Children's Services

Rotherham Borough Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Children’s Services.

6 November 2014


Rotherham Council commits to the Living Wage

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


Rotherham taxi consultation to begin

The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.

4 November 2014


Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.

4 November 2014


Police and Crime Commissioner - Election Results for Rotherham

Rotherham's results for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2014 are now in.

31 October 2014


Help for local start-up businesses

Start-up businesses in Rotherham can get a head start thanks to the Rotherham Investment and Development Office - RiDO.

23 October 2014


New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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

22 October 2014


Shop Local is on the buses!

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


Community Trigger aims to tackle anti social behaviour

Residents in South Yorkshire have new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in their communities.

20 October 2014


CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

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


Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council

Response to the publication today (October 18) of the Home Affairs Committee Report

18 October 2014


Bogus callers warning

Older people and their relatives are being warned to beware of bogus callers who may be operating in the borough.

14 October 2014


Rotherham bus passenger numbers increase

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


Advice drop in at Maltby

Free advice and guidance sessions will be taking place at Maltby Customer Service Centre every Tuesday from October 14.

13 October 2014


Rotherham Borough Council's response to Department of Education announcement

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

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


Buddies spread the word at Rotherham Show!

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


Improvement Board membership announced

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


Motorists warned of potential delays

Motorists are being warned of the start of long-term major roadworks on the Rotherham end of the Parkway.

24 September 2014


Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

19 September 2014


Official opening of innovative new school

Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.

17 September 2014


New Cabinet Arrangements

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

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

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

8 September 2014


Statement from Martin Kimber

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

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

28 August 2014


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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

26 August 2014


Statement from Cllr Roger Stone

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


Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 years

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


Rotherham GCSE results

Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

21 August 2014


Don't get deeper into debt this autumn

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


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


Rotherham A level results

Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.

14 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


Tony gets his freedom

The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.

13 August 2014


Rotherham celebrates innovative economic investment

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


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


Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen

Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.

4 August 2014


Council Tax collection

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


Rotherham Heart Town scores another success

Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.

29 July 2014


Rotherham students at the ready!

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


Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.

18 July 2014


Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

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


Inspector praises local housing plan

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


Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

9 July 2014


Schools Go for Gold

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


Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services

Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.

8 July 2014


Charity cheque presentation

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


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


New Mayor elected

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

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


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


Prestigious nomination for Rother FM recognises partnership work

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


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


Nether Haugh Improvement Works

Safety improvements are to be carried out at Nether Haugh following a number of recent collisions.

17 June 2014


Kids call time on foul play

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


Car sales warning

Motorists are being warned to ensure they fill in the correct documentation when they sell their vehicles.

11 June 2014


Rotherham's Drive for Life

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


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


Rotherham blessed by international business convention

Rotherham is proudly placing yet another feather in its business cap after successfully hosting the Yorkshire International Business Convention.

22 May 2014


Rotherham buildings recognised in awards

Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

21 May 2014


New partnership promises better network for bus passengers

Passengers are set to benefit from improvements to the bus network in Rotherham.

20 May 2014


Young people gain funding for history project

Young people in Rotherham have won Heritage Lottery funding to investigate the miner's strike through the eyes of women.

19 May 2014


Rotherham resident wins big with Your Account

One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.

13 May 2014


Schools prepare for free school meals

Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.

12 May 2014


Town centre celebrates another small business success

A business that began life as a “little acorn” market stall is now celebrating ten years of successful trading in Rotherham.

6 May 2014


New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!

Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.

1 May 2014


Children's centre consultation

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


New future in sight for buses in Rotherham

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


Ride safe, stay safe

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


New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

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


Residents warned over shed break-ins

Rotherham residents are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages.

17 April 2014


Friends group helps archives look into the past

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


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


Council to pay a local "living wage"

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


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


Local businesses show their hearts

Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

10 April 2014


Seven years of Potteries Court

Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

10 April 2014


Residents come together to improve community

Residents of a Rotherham community took to their local streets this week to pick up litter.

10 April 2014


Council Tax collection helps services

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


Exciting changes for leisure centres

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

7 April 2014


Become a British Cycling ride leader

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


Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations

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


School extension for Aston Hall

The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).

1 April 2014


Launch of new service for ex-military personnel

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


Pupil pedal power!

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


National Award for Child Sexual Exploitation Partnership

Rotherham's Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Team have been successful following their recent nomination for a prestigious national award.

21 March 2014


Rogue landlords prosecuted

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


Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad

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


R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development

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


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


Plan for more integrated working

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


Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

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


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


Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces

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


Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment

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


Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan

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


Council wardens get new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour

Council wardens have teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to strengthen their powers in the the fight against anti-social behaviour.

15 January 2014


Rotherham in line for local government award

The Council has been shortlisted for two different partnership projects in the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

14 January 2014


Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College

Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.

8 January 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


Child exploitation review finds commitment and good practice

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


Sun shines on garden competition winners

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


Street tribute to Fred

A Rawmarsh street has been named after one of Rotherham's most famous characters - the late civic chauffeur Fred Edwards.

28 November 2013

The deal has five strands

Effective Response to Environmental Complaints

  • Continue to promote the Councils environmental service
  • Makes use of anti-social behaviour powers to address repeat offenders
  • Identify and prioritise repeat properties and perpetrators
  • Make use of regular case meetings process to review long standing or repeat complaints
  • Make best use of licensing powers and be clear about what it has and can achieve

Effective Response to Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime

  • Promote access to the Councils anti-social behaviour service
  • Make best use of our powers
  • Jointly review police anti-social behaviour incidents
  • Work together on cases, from the start, to address issues
  • A regular process to manage cases, with senior leadership
  • Review and prioritise repeat victims, perpetrators or locations

Engaging Communities

  • A consultation event, to be led by the community to inform this plan
  • A calendar of events
  • Encourage understanding by talking about issues
  • Led by community organisations and supported by the Police and the Council
  • Identify key messages to be delivered regularly (such as local events, local action, complaint levels, responses)
  • Identify community contacts to disseminate messages

A Nice Place to Live

  • Talk about what’s good in Eastwood (location, transport links, open spaces), improve perceptions
  • Improve the quality and management of Housing in the area
  • Improve public spaces and increase use of them

Visible Presence

  • A base in the area
  • Council staff and Police visibly working together
  • Joint Patrols to jointly tackle issues
  • Working at different times and different days, intelligence led

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