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RTPI president visits Rotherham planners

Published on Monday, 17th September 2018 in Planning and development news

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


Council rolls out more safety measures for schools

Published on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 in Council news news

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.


Wates Residential North and Rotherham Council build futures for local jobseekers

Published on Thursday, 6th September 2018 in Youth support news

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


Chance to share your memories of Barry

Published on Thursday, 6th September 2018 in Arts and entertainment news

Visitors to Rotherham Show this weekend will be able to leave a special message in memory of much-loved entertainer Barry Chuckle.


Smoking stubbed out in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 5th September 2018 in Health and social care news

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 .


Free bus travel helps thousands of young people take part in community projects

Published on Wednesday, 5th September 2018 in Public transport news

This summer thousands of young people from across the region have benefited from free bus travel when taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.


Sport stars step up to stamp out hate crime

Published on Tuesday, 4th September 2018 in Council news news

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


Wickersley to see road improvements

Published on Wednesday, 29th August 2018 in Council news news

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


Developer selected for Forge Island regeneration

Published on Friday, 24th August 2018 in Council news news

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


GCSE success in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 in Council news news

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


Bin collections across Rotherham are changing

Published on Tuesday, 21st August 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

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


Pupils celebrate top A Levels results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 16th August 2018 in Council news news

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


RNN Group given keys to the door of University Centre Rotherham

Published on Monday, 13th August 2018 in Education and learning news

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.


Appeal for help to finish Rotherham poppy cascade

Published on Monday, 13th August 2018 in Council news news

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.


Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project

Published on Monday, 6th August 2018 in Council news news

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.


Rogue landlords pay the penalty

Published on Monday, 6th August 2018 in Environmental health news

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


Rotherham Interchange – three months on

Published on Friday, 3rd August 2018 in Council news news

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


Youth Cabinet increase water safety awareness

Published on Wednesday, 1st August 2018 in Council news news

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.


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

Published on Monday, 30th July 2018 in Arts and entertainment news

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.


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

Published on Friday, 27th July 2018 in Council news news

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


Rotherham Council advises to stay safe in the sun

Published on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Health and social care news

Whilst residents might be enjoying the current warmer weather, they are also being asked to be prepared in case of higher temperatures over the coming days.


Seeds sown for future of allotments

Published on Tuesday, 24th July 2018 in Council news news

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.


Thurcroft road improvements

Published on Tuesday, 24th July 2018 in Thurcroft news

Motorists in Thurcroft will benefit from further improvements to one of the major roads through the village this summer.


Secretary of State plans return of final powers to Council

Published on Monday, 23rd July 2018 in Commissioners news

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


International company announces new factory in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 23rd July 2018 in Council news news

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


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

Published on Friday, 20th July 2018 in Council news news

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.


Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 in Council news news

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.


Creating a dementia friendly generation

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

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


Domestic abuse victim encourages people to report abuse

Published on Thursday, 12th July 2018 in Council news news

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


School pupils create Smokefree park signs

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

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


Bike breakfast encourages pupils to get active

Published on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 in Cycling news

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


Ben Parkinson to receive Rotherham Armed Forces Day flag

Published on Friday, 6th July 2018 in Council news news

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE will be this year’s recipient of the Armed Forces Day flag when it is lowered at a special ceremony in Rotherham.


Work begins on new Rother Valley campsite facilities

Published on Thursday, 5th July 2018 in Camping and caravan sites news

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.


Footway repairs receive cash injection from Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 in Dinnington news

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.


Local streets named by school children

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 in Housing news

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


Health care practitioners to prescribe physical activity

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Council news news

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


Clean sweep with plans for replacement bins

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

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


More affordable homes for the borough

Published on Friday, 29th June 2018 in Council housing news

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.


World Cup Walk to School

Published on Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Fitness news

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.


Quest to honour every fallen Rotherham soldier

Published on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 in Events news

A Rotherham fundraiser with a love of history has embarked on an ambitious project to uncover the history of every fallen soldier in the borough.


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