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Don't treat us like rubbish, say Rotherham's looked after children

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

Rotherham’s looked after children say they will not be made to feel like rubbish and the Council is backing them.

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Mayor to be Patron

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 in Support groups news

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

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Rotherham Planning Service is nominated for prestigious industry award

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 in Planning and regeneration news

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.

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The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 19th February 2018 in Council news news

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

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Funding secured for new homes in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 16th February 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Building work to start on temporary Rotherham Bus Interchange

Published on Friday, 16th February 2018 in Council news news

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

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UEFA and FA launch schools ticket initiative for European U17s Championships

Published on Friday, 9th February 2018 in Council news news

European Under-17s Championship comes to Rotherham.

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New fun and friendly club for toddlers

Published on Friday, 9th February 2018 in Museums and galleries news

This March Clifton Park Museum is really excited to be launching something very special - Nelson’s Cub Club.

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Operation Stovewood: Man guilty of raping teenage girl

Published on Friday, 9th February 2018 in Council news news

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).

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‘Transformed’ children’s services seek best social workers

Published on Thursday, 8th February 2018 in Council news news

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

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Plans to improve Clifton Park

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

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.

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Council budget proposals put the most vulnerable residents first

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

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

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Making February fun!

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 in Events news

February doesn’t have to be a grey and dreary month – not when you’ve got Rotherham Fun Fest to look forward to!

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Crafty fun for toddlers at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 in Events news

There will be lots to keep little hands busy down at Clifton Park Museum in February and March.

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Investing in the future of Rotherham’s highways

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 in Employment and training initiatives news

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

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Rotherham children’s services ‘good’ with outstanding features

Published on Monday, 29th January 2018 in Council news news

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

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Rotherham stands together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Monday, 29th January 2018 in Council news news

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

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Rotherham bird keepers warned of new flu-prevention requirements

Published on Friday, 19th January 2018 in Animal welfare news

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.

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Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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

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

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Planning success for major town centre building

Published on Monday, 15th January 2018 in Council news news

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

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Anti-social behaviour focus of community engagement event

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018 in Council news news

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.

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

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018 in Council news news

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

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

Published on Thursday, 11th January 2018 in Council news news

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.

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

Published on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 in Refuse - flytipping news

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

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Jail for man who raped 12-year-old girl

Published on Friday, 5th January 2018 in Child sexual exploitation news

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.

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Have your say on Sheffield City Region transport plans

Published on Friday, 5th January 2018 in Transport policy news

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live from Monday 8 January.

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Rotherham leading the way as Yorkshire’s fastest growing economy

Published on Thursday, 4th January 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Adorable alpacas set to put smiles on children’s faces

Published on Thursday, 4th January 2018 in Children and family care news

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

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Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people

Published on Tuesday, 19th December 2017 in Youth support news

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.

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Town centre living set to expand

Published on Monday, 18th December 2017 in Town centre management news

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.

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Nursery given outstanding rating once again

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Council news news

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

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Rotherham’s council housing boost gets off the ground

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Homes and property news

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.

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Career Matters at Magna

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Work jobs training and advice news

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

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

Published on Thursday, 7th December 2017 in Council news news

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

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Smokers warned of dangers of black market tobacco

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

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

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Nuisance neighbours warned following equipment seizure

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

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

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Take a trip down memory lane!

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Museum events and exhibitions news

Children can get “hands on” with some of the toys their parents and grandparents would have played with, and adults can take a trip down memory lane, with a new series of events and workshops.

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Twenty five great new homes to meeting housing needs in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

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

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Stay Well This Winter

Published on Wednesday, 29th November 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

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

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Man jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham girls

Published on Monday, 27th November 2017 in Children and family care news

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.


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