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Spring Bank holiday weekend opening times

Published on Friday, 25th May 2018 in People and communities news

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

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Changes to Council Cabinet

Published on Friday, 25th May 2018 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

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.

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Views sought on future of Rotherham Markets

Published on Thursday, 24th May 2018 in Council news news

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.

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

Published on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 in Business and investment news

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.

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Vintage Hop returns for its 5th year!

Published on Monday, 21st May 2018 in Town Centre news

Rotherham town centre will be the place to be for nostalgia-lovers on Saturday 2 June, as The Vintage Hop returns for its 5th year.

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Make a bee-line for the Garden Lovers’ Fayre

Published on Monday, 21st May 2018 in Town Centre news

Join us for a blooming lovely day in Rotherham town centre as The Garden Lovers Fayre returns this Saturday!

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Former firefighter to be new Mayor

Published on Friday, 18th May 2018 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

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

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Lumière Gallery lights up Rotherham’s High Street!

Published on Friday, 18th May 2018 in Town Centre news

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

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More childminders needed in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Council news news

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

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Plans unveiled for Rotherham Armed Forces Day 2018

Published on Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Council news news

A Lancaster Bomber flypast and a military parade through Rotherham town centre are just two of the highlights planned for this year’s Armed Forces Day.

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Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 in Children and family care news

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

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Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

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?

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

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Mental health news

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%).

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

Published on Friday, 11th May 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Improvement journey outlined for residents with learning disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 9th May 2018 in Social care and support news

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.

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Free Wi-Fi plan for Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Tuesday, 8th May 2018 in Town Centre news

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

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Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

Published on Friday, 4th May 2018 in Council news news

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

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Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers Emporium

Published on Friday, 4th May 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Garden competition begins

Published on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants to enter the popular contest.

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Work to start on merger of Maltby Library and Customer Service Centre

Published on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 in Maltby news

Maltby residents will see work begin to merge the Library and Customer Services Facilities later this month.

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Confetti display puts Wentworth Woodhouse on the map

Published on Friday, 27th April 2018 in Wentworth news

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

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All change for buses in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 26th April 2018 in Public transport news

Bus services will operate from Forge Island Temporary Bus Station and Corporation Street from Sunday 29 April as Rotherham Interchange closes for a £12 million refurbishment.

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Vehicle impounded after persistent offending

Published on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 in Street parking - enforcement and fines news

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

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

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

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

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Good rating for special school

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

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

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Children once again get preferred primary school

Published on Monday, 16th April 2018 in Council news news

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

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Views sought over changes to services for families and young people

Published on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Thorpe Hesley litter heroes Love Where They Live!

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Thorpe Hesley news

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.

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

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Substance misuse news

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

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Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Active for health news

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.

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New dementia service for Rotherham

Published on Monday, 9th April 2018 in Community centres and facilities news

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

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

Published on Thursday, 5th April 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Home to School Transport Plans

Published on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 in Schools and education news

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.

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Waste Collection Changes

Published on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 in Council budgets and spending news

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.

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Shoppers to get free parking near markets

Published on Thursday, 29th March 2018 in Parking news

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

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Road improvements for Brinsworth

Published on Wednesday, 28th March 2018 in Brinsworth news

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

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Waste facility up for more top awards

Published on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 in Household waste - disposal sites news

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.

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Rotherham furthers its commitment to armed forces

Published on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Equality and diversity news

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.

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Rotherham Interchange refurbishment work due to start on 30 April

Published on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Public transport news

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).

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

Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 in Business and investment news

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


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