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Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project

Published on Monday, 6th August 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham’s celestial Festival of Angels project is set to return to the town and residents are now being urged to get their creative juices flowing.

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Rogue landlords pay the penalty

Published on Monday, 6th August 2018 in Environmental health news

A rogue landlord who failed to carry out adequate gas and fire safety checks has been fined more than £2,000.

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Youth Cabinet increase water safety awareness

Published on Wednesday, 1st August 2018 in Council news news

Life-saving water throwlines are to be installed on the banks of the canal side near New York Stadium and in the town centre thanks to the work of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet.

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Grants to help build stronger communities

Published on Thursday, 21st June 2018 in Council news news

Groups and organisations across Rotherham are set to benefit from funding grants aimed at strengthening local communities.

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Branch out and volunteer at Rotherham Libraries

Published on Thursday, 21st June 2018 in Council news news

From teaching knitting, family history, crafts, IT skills and reading, Rotherham residents can volunteer at Rotherham Libraries across the borough.

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Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

Published on Wednesday, 20th June 2018 in Health and wellbeing news

As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.

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New service available to help you get healthy

Published on Tuesday, 19th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

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Community archaeological dig begins at Rockingham Pottery site in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Swinton news

A community archaeological dig will take place this week on the site of the famous Rockingham Pottery in Rotherham.

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Shiloh Rotherham is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018

Published on Thursday, 7th June 2018 in Council news news

A voluntary group from Rotherham which works in the community supporting homeless and vulnerable people towards a fulfilling and independent life has been honoured.

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‘Why we should support Armed Forces Day’ – by our own veterans

Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018 in Council news news

As the clock counts down to this year’s Rotherham Armed Forces Day, some of the town’s military veterans are urging people to support the celebrations.

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Litter pickers celebrate their 2,000th bag!

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Council news news

Dedicated litter pickers from Anston and Dinnington are celebrating after collecting their 2,000th bag of rubbish!

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Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Children and family care news

It is the last chance for people to have their say over proposed changes to the way the early help and family engagement services are delivered as time runs out on a consultation.

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Plans unveiled for Rotherham Armed Forces Day 2018

Published on Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Council news news

A Lancaster Bomber flypast and a military parade through Rotherham town centre are just two of the highlights planned for this year’s Armed Forces Day.

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Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

Published on Friday, 4th May 2018 in Council news news

A 42-year man from Rotherham has been found guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Confetti display puts Wentworth Woodhouse on the map

Published on Friday, 27th April 2018 in Wentworth news

A group of artists are creating a colourful confetti trail at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire in time for the Tour de Yorkshire.

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Drugs, antisocial behaviour and traffic offenders in the spotlight as Duxford comes to town

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

Operation Duxford is back in the borough for the third time and has a range of engagement and enforcement activities throughout the day.

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Thorpe Hesley litter heroes Love Where They Live!

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Thorpe Hesley news

Community-spirited residents of Thorpe Hesley joined forces to blitz litter in their village – with a record turnout for a local litter pick in Rotherham.

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New dementia service for Rotherham

Published on Monday, 9th April 2018 in Community centres and facilities news

Making Space is partnering with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support and dementia cafes across the borough.

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The smarter way for young people to 'Getabout' in South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 5th April 2018 in Council news news

Young people can now GetAbout around South Yorkshire the smart way as TravelMaster’s discounted range for under-18s moves away from a paper ticket and onto a smart card.

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Take part in the Wentworth Woodhouse survey

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

Wentworth Woodhouse, in the north of the borough, is one of the country’s most prestigious country house and is cared for and maintained by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (“WWPT”).

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Children’s services to be accessible to families that need them

Published on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 in Council news news

Leaders have pledged to focus the Council’s limited resources on services for children, ensuring they remain accessible to the families that need them, rather than paying for under used buildings.

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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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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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Body image a key pledge for Youth Cabinet in year ahead

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Council news news

Members of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet are urging other youngsters to be confident with their body image as part of a raft of measures they want to focus on in the year ahead.

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Reclaim the Night in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 in Council news news

Women in Rotherham are being invited to walk through the town centre to Reclaim the Night on Friday 17 November 2017.

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A new borough wide ‘Call to Action’ is launched

Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in Community and living news

Rotherham Council is seeking information about community groups who are helping to make the borough a great place to grow older.

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Leaving care can be lonely, says Rotherham youngster

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Council news news

Paislie, a student who was once in foster care has talked about how lonely it can be to leave the care system and why Rotherham is aiming to change this.

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Blank canvas for children to “re-imagine” Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Youth support news

Children and young people have been given a blank canvas to help drive through changes which will make Rotherham more child friendly.

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Public Spaces Protection Order comes into force

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents are reminded that the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) comes into force in Rotherham today (Friday).

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School pupils challenged to safety quiz ahead of Bonfire Night

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Be bright, be seen, be safe - that’s the message being delivered to primary school children in the run up to Bonfire Night.

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Helping hands for victims of hate crime

Published on Monday, 16th October 2017 in Council news news

As Hate Crime Awareness Week is marked across Britain, victims of hate crime are being given extra support following the launch of a new campaign in Rotherham.

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Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

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Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

Published on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 in Community and living news

Rotherham is turning the tables on its past after being lined up for a prestigious employer of the year award.

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Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

Published on Friday, 22nd September 2017 in Council news news

People from across Rotherham are being invited to learn something new and have fun as Riverside Library hosts the borough’s first ever “Fun Palace.”

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New gyms promote outdoor exercise

Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017 in Greasbrough news

New facilities aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people have officially opened in Rotherham.

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Public give backing to new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham residents have given their overwhelming support for the proposed introduction of new powers to improve Rotherham town centre.

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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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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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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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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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