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Region unites to welcome new McLaren Composites Technology Centre

Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 in Council news news

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


Rotherham social worker nominated for top award

Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 in Children and family care news

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.


Rotherham welcomes funding to prevent youth crime and exploitation

Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 in Child sexual exploitation news

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


Positive mental health top of the Youth Cabinet agenda

Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 in Youth projects - volunteering news

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.


Improving support for people experiencing domestic abuse

Published on Monday, 12th November 2018 in Domestic violence news

Residents are being asked to share their views to improve the way domestic abuse services are delivered in our area.


Food in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2018

Published on Thursday, 8th November 2018 in Charities news

Rotherham Council is once more supporting the Food for People in Crisis Appeal this Christmas.


Council seeks to change rules on sex establishments

Published on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 in Licence - sex shops news

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.


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

Published on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 in Council news news

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.


Poignant ‘Tommies’ watch over Rotherham Remembrance events

Published on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 in Events news

The poignant silhouettes of two 6ft Tommies, which represent 100 years since the end of the First World War, will keep watch over this year’s acts of Remembrance in Rotherham.


Discover ambitious plans for Rotherham at the Housing Development Summit

Published on Monday, 5th November 2018 in Housing news

The popular Rotherham Housing Developer Summit returns for its third year on Wednesday 21 November 2018.


Could you be a volunteer snow warden?

Published on Thursday, 1st November 2018 in Volunteering - information and advice news

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


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

Published on Monday, 29th October 2018 in Child sexual exploitation news

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


Rotherham Leisure Complex celebrates 10th birthday

Published on Friday, 26th October 2018 in Sports, clubs and centres news

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.


UK's first tram train launched in South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 25th October 2018 in Regeneration news

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


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

Published on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 in Council news news

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


Jump on board the Tram Train for special offers

Published on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 in Public transport news

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).


Have your say on leisure, sport, tourism and culture

Published on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 in Leisure and culture news

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


Public Consultation on Selective Licensing

Published on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 in Environmental health news

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


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

Published on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 in Council news news

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


Reducing hate crime in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 in Council news news

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.


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