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Funding success to help Rotherham Council build stronger communities

Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2017 in Council news news

Local residents are set to benefit from a range of projects to strengthen local communities and ease pressure on services.

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Forge Island footbridge works completed ahead of schedule

Published on Friday, 4th August 2017 in Town Centre news

Work on the pedestrian bridge linking Forge Island to the town centre has been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.

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Kiveton residents to benefit from road improvements

Published on Friday, 4th August 2017 in Council news news

Kiveton residents will see improvements to a major route through the village as Rotherham Council’s 2020 Roads Programme begins repair and resurfacing works in the area.

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Success of campaign to cut food waste

Published on Thursday, 3rd August 2017 in Council news news

Thousands of South Yorkshire residents are taking part in a national campaign to waste less food.

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Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

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Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.

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Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Special Olympics GB’s National Games are to be held in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this August.

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Road improvements for Dinnington

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Council news news

Dinnington residents will see improvements to local roads as Rotherham Council’s 2020 Roads Programme begins resurfacing works in the area.

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New service aims to preserve treasured items

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Records and archives - loans, donations bequests and sales news

Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

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Active Ability supports local athletes to success in regional finals

Published on Wednesday, 26th July 2017 in Council news news

Local athletes came away with a haul of eight medals after successfully competing in the Special Olympic Regional Athletics Finals.

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Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

Music is something we all take for granted, to be able to listen to and enjoy. However, for some children, the love of music may be something they are never able to enjoy - because they are deaf.

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Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

One of the longest serving school governors in Rotherham has retired from the role.

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New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year.

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Double celebration for Shiloh

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

Shiloh Rotherham has received a quarter of a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to boost the support they give to local people experiencing difficulties in their lives - just as the doors open to its newly-refurbished building.

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Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Council is regenerating Rotherham town centre, making it an attractive place for people to visit and do business.

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Messy fun at the Museum

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.

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

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Clifton Park has this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

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Celebrating Yorkshire Day with tea and dance

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Waltz on down to Rotherham’s outdoor market where you can celebrate Yorkshire Day with lots of tea and dancing, on Monday 31 July.

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Teenagers celebrate discounted bus fares

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Transport - service changes news

A group of intrepid teenagers are celebrating after working with a bus partnership to secure discounted fares over the summer across Rotherham and beyond.

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Another step in the right direction as ‘Temporary’ work starts on Pedestrian Bridge

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Visitors to Rotherham will see progress being made around Forge Island this month as work continues to prepare it for development.

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Work set to begin on town centre improvements

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Council news news

Cyclists and pedestrians will see improvements in Rotherham town centre after the Council successfully obtained funding to improve access.

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Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government, a move which would bring all functions aside from children's social care back under Council democratic control.

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HS2 route announcement

Published on Monday, 17th July 2017 in Council news news

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: “The government and HS2 have made the wrong decision today.

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Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017 in Fitness news

An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

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Votes at 16 motion backed by Full Council

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Youthi news

Council leaders in Rotherham have backed a motion to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers.

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Lots of family fun during summer holidays

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Council news news

There are lots of “roar-some” family fun activities for children during the summer holidays at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

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Teenagers showing the love for where they live!

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Youth projects - volunteering news

Rotherham teenagers Felicity and Lawrence Eady have been getting behind the Council’s Love Where You Live campaign as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

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Grab a slice of family fun this summer

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park will be hosting entertainment and activities this July and August with six days of free family fun.

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We should be able to vote aged 16, say Youth Cabinet

Published on Tuesday, 11th July 2017 in Council news news

Council leaders in Rotherham are being urged to back plans to lower the voting age to 16, following a plea from local teenagers

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Rotherham's aim to become "child friendly"

Published on Tuesday, 11th July 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham is asking children and young people to help them make the town and surrounding borough "child friendly".

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Show your park you love it!

Published on Monday, 10th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from 14 to 23 July 2017.

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Public open day to celebrate Shiloh's 25th anniversary and move to new premises

Published on Friday, 7th July 2017 in Council news news

Shiloh Rotherham has recently moved into their specially converted new home on Station Road and will host an open day inviting the public to come and take a tour of the new facilities.

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Road closure for improvement works

Published on Thursday, 6th July 2017 in Council news news

Motorists are being advised that the B6089 Packman Road between Upper Haugh and Brampton Bierlow will be closed later this month for essential repairs and maintenance work.

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Smoking declining in Rotherham but more can be done

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Health advice news

More people are quitting smoking in Rotherham than elsewhere in Yorkshire and the Humber, a decade since the smoke free ban came in to force.

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Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State

Published on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in Council and democracy news

The Commissioners' latest letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities is published today on the Council's website.

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Electoral view on Rotherham - Consultation on ward boundaries

Published on Tuesday, 4th July 2017 in Council news news

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is conducting an electoral review of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

Published on Monday, 3rd July 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools which have improved how they work with children with additional needs held a celebratory event last week.

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External Wall Insulation

Published on Friday, 30th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London the council is providing information about the safety of the council homes with External Wall Insulation (EWI) in the event of a fire.

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New homes for Rotherham will be a boost for tenants and first time buyers

Published on Friday, 30th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Rotherham residents are set for a major housing boost through a pioneering new scheme that will provide over 200 much needed new homes in the borough.

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Council moves forward with plans to transform autism and learning disability offer

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Health and social care news

The transformation of the learning disability and autism offer is set to move one step closer on 10th July when Council's Cabinet is asked to approve a series of consultations about future services.


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