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New ways to play tennis at Clifton Park

Published on Tuesday, 27th June 2017 in Sports pitches and courts news

With Wimbledon around the corner, the tennis season is in full swing and what better time to get out on court with friends and family!

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Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Thurcroft news

Twenty mph warning signs are being introduced outside a number of schools in Rotherham, as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness of sight and hearing loss in National Deafblind week

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council will be hosting a series of pop-up information stalls during Deaf/Blind Awareness Week to encourage local residents to become more aware of sight and hearing loss.

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Salon celebrates highlights after successful first year

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Regeneration news

Special autism-friendly sessions have been among the highlights of a Rotherham hair salon’s successful first year trading.

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Rotherham Council Launches Town Centre Masterplan

Published on Friday, 23rd June 2017 in Major developments news

Rotherham Council and Design Company WYG Group have revealed new plans that aim to transform Rotherham town centre, bringing more people to live, visit and work in the town.

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New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Wildlife news

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Rotherham Council and other community partners, have been awarded £514,000 of National Lottery money through the Big Lottery Fund.

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Women fined after using deceased relatives’ disabled parking badges

Published on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

Two women have been fined after being found guilty of using a deceased parent’s disabled parking badge in Rotherham.

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Council set to consult on additional housing sites

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Wath news

Rotherham Council is to consult the public on additional housing sites in the Dearne Valley as part of its Local Plan for the borough.

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Council aims to resolve issue of “eyesore” buildings

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Business and investment news

Rotherham Council is looking to improve the appearance of a major route through the town centre with progress on a group of derelict buildings – described as an “eyesore”.

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Sign up now for the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Libraries - children's services news

Can you bear the excitement and crack the cases of some animal themed mysteries?

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Veterans reunite ahead of Rotherham's biggest ever Armed Forces Day

Published on Monday, 19th June 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Military veterans and families of Rotherham and South Yorkshire Armed Forces came together to share stories and reunite with old friends during an afternoon tea at Rotherham Town Hall.

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Planning application received for shale gas exploration in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in People and communities news

Oil and gas firm INEOS Shale has applied to Rotherham Council for planning permission for an exploratory well on an area of land in the south of the borough.

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Water safety plea to parents

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water as more hot weather is forecast.

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Tenants and leaseholders invited to Annual Conference to shape services

Published on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Tenants and leaseholders invited to get involved in shaping services and improve neighbourhoods at the Annual Conference.

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Rotherham Oktoberfest at Clifton Park

Published on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Wilkommen to the UK’s ultimate Oktoberfest! Come the penultimate weekend of October, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st.

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Last call for garden competition entries

Published on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 in Homes and property news

Council tenants and leaseholders are being reminded that there is only three weeks left to enter the borough’s popular garden competition.

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Council improving services for its care leavers

Published on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 in Childcare news

Rotherham Council is making progress in improving services for its care leavers, inspectors have found.

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New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

Published on Monday, 12th June 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents are set to benefit from a unique tool that helps them to map their ageing journey and improve their chances of living better for longer.

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Rotherham General Election results

Published on Friday, 9th June 2017 in Elections - results news

Labour have held all three seats in the Rotherham area, after voters went to the polls to elect MPs in three constituencies.

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Have a Superhero Sunday at Thrybergh Country Park

Published on Wednesday, 7th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Kapow! Come and fly away as one of your favourite superheroes - Batman or Wonder Woman!

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Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

Published on Tuesday, 6th June 2017 in Local history and heritage news

People from across Rotherham can show their appreciation and support for the men and women of the Armed Forces – both serving and veterans – at an action-packed community event this month.

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Young volunteers needed for libraries summer challenge

Published on Monday, 5th June 2017 in Libraries news

Calling on young people to help run the number one detective agency in libraries this summer!

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Flags at half-mast in tribute to victims of London attack

Published on Monday, 5th June 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is lowering its flags to half-mast in tribute to the victims of the attack in London this weekend.

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WSP appointed to major transportation study launched into M1 junctions 33 & 34

Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017 in Roads, highways and pavements news

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study.

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Take an exciting electric boat trip and cycle ride at Rother Valley Country Park

Published on Friday, 26th May 2017 in Aughton news

If you’re looking for an exciting day outdoors, the beautiful countryside setting of Rother Valley Country Park now has new electric family boats and electric cycles available for hire.

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Get set for Mega Active Fun in the holidays

Published on Thursday, 25th May 2017 in Todwick news

Keep boredom well and truly at bay in the forthcoming summer holidays – by getting Mega Active!

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Rotherham's Vintage Hop returns for a day of nostalgia

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Town Centre news

It’s time to dust down your glad rags and practise your dance moves, as the Vintage Hop returns to Rotherham.

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INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Woodsetts news

Rotherham Council has received formal notification from energy company INEOS that it intends to undertake a 3D seismic survey across part of the borough for six months, starting in early June.

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Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Leisure and culture news

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Manchester attack

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is lowering its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

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Social work recruitment setting new highs

Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017 in Work jobs training and advice news

Rotherham is to host its fourth job fayre to recruit more social care staff – as numbers show that the Council is turning the tide in its bid for permanent staff.

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New Mayor of Rotherham sworn in

Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Cllr Eve Rose Keenan will be the new Mayor of Rotherham for 2017/18.

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Drive for Life project wins another award

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Road safety news

Drive for Life partnership project scoops prestigious award.

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Public Health information about the impact of fires on health

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Health advice news

The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.

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Rotherham CSE investigation concludes with 21st conviction

Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed the sentencing of the 21st person to be convicted of historic child sexual exploitation crimes.

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Rotherham voters urged to make sure they are registered to have their say

Published on Monday, 15th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

With a week left to register to vote in the general election, Rotherham Council is urging residents to make sure they don’t miss the deadline.

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NHS cyber attack - update for customers

Published on Sunday, 14th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

NHS services across England and Scotland have been hit by a global cyber-attack.

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Election candidates confirmed

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Candidates who will stand for local seats in next month's General Election have been confirmed.

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Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Council reaches out for Dementia Awareness Week

Published on Thursday, 11th May 2017 in Mental health news

Rotherham Council is getting out and about to the community to spread awareness of dementia, one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the world.


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