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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Council to consult on budget proposals as pressures continue to grow

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

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.

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Signing ceremony marks halfway point in Rotherham Interchange refurbishment

Published on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 in Public transport news

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

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Residents make Clifton Park a winner

Published on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 in Council news news

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

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Extra staff to tackle litter, dog fouling and illegal parking

Published on Monday, 15th October 2018 in Environment and waste news

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

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New Rother Living homes available in Maltby

Published on Friday, 12th October 2018 in Council housing news

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.

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Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 11th October 2018 in Doctors, GPs and hospitals news

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

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Market Hall to turn red as “Rotherham Remembers”

Published on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 in Council news news

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.

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Woman fined for Blue Badge abuse

Published on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 in Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge news

A woman who used her daughter’s disabled parking badge to park in Rotherham Town Centre has been prosecuted by Rotherham Council.

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UK's first Tram Train to welcome passengers this month

Published on Monday, 8th October 2018 in Council news news

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

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New car park opens in town centre

Published on Thursday, 4th October 2018 in Parking news

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

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Looked After Children get Princess Diana award

Published on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 in Council news news

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

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Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habit

Published on Monday, 1st October 2018 in Help for adults news

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.

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Inspiring next generation to positively counter hate

Published on Thursday, 27th September 2018 in Council news news

Inspirational speakers, poets and performers motivated school children to recognise the “harms of hate” at a special event this week.

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Work begins on Gulliver’s theme park

Published on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 in Aston news

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

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England Lionesses to host Sweden at New York Stadium

Published on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 in Sports, clubs and centres news

England will host Sweden at Rotherham's New York Stadium as they step up their preparations for next summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Government Commissioners are removed from Council

Published on Monday, 24th September 2018 in Council news news

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


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