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Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

Published on Monday, 24th September 2018 in Libraries news

There will be another chance to have fun and learn something new this October as Rotherham Libraries and Neighbourhood Hubs will be hosting two “Fun Palace” events.

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Chance to share your memories of Barry

Published on Thursday, 6th September 2018 in Arts and entertainment news

Rotherham folk will be able to leave a special message in memory of much-loved entertainer Barry Chuckle.

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Appeal for help to finish Rotherham poppy cascade

Published on Monday, 13th August 2018 in Council news news

Knitters are being urged to come forward to help finish a cascading wall of poppies aimed at commemorating the centenary of the end of the first world war.

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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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Come along to Rotherham Civic Theatre for a ‘Purrfect’ family panto this Christmas

Published on Friday, 27th July 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Civic Theatre are delighted to announce that this year they will be working alongside Imagine Theatre.

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

Published on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 in Council news news

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

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Work begins on new Rother Valley campsite facilities

Published on Thursday, 5th July 2018 in Camping and caravan sites news

Rother Valley Country Park has moved a step closer to having its own camping and caravan site, with construction work starting on the £3.7 million development.

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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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Stay safe when swimming

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water during national Drowning Prevention Week (June 15 – 25).

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It’s raining books!

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 in Council news news

Rotherham Libraries have joined forces with six other Library Authorities within the UK (Doncaster, Peterborough, Reading, Richmond, Shropshire and Stoke) in a Cloud Link project.

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Life is sweet for Ann’s Candy!

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

Rotherham Market trader Ann Savage is playing it cool in the current heatwave after expanding her popular sweet stall to offer ice creams and slush drinks!

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Boston Castle – could you volunteer?

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

National Volunteers’ Week starts this Friday, and Rotherham’s Boston Castle is calling for local people with a few hours to spare to come and volunteer at the historic building and park.

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Town centre celebration for triumphant Millers!

Published on Sunday, 27th May 2018 in Town Centre news

Rotherham United are set to celebrate their promotion to the Championship in style with an open-top bus tour of the town centre on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

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Free Wi-Fi plan for Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Tuesday, 8th May 2018 in Town Centre news

Visitors to Rotherham Town Centre could soon benefit from free public access Wi-Fi if new proposals get the green light.

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Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers Emporium

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

Rotherham’s Visitor Centre and Civic Theatre Box Office are relocating to the Makers Emporium on High Street this month, in a move set to benefit businesses.

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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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Summer opening hours are on their way!

Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Spring is finally here and the evenings are getting lighter – a number of Council services are now moving to their summer opening hours.

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Gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire!

Published on Friday, 9th March 2018 in Wentworth news

Residents are being invited to get into the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire – as the race passes through a number of Rotherham villages for the first time this year.

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Mary Maclagen: Rotherham’s Suffrage Pioneer

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Records and archives news

As International Women’s Day is marked, a trail-blazing Rotherham woman has been included in a list of 100 Women’s Suffrage Pioneers.

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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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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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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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‘War is …’ exhibition features prestigious artwork

Published on Friday, 10th November 2017 in Museums and galleries news

On Saturday (11 November) a new exhibition will be opening at Clifton Park Museum to coincide with Remembrance Day.

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Autumn toddler crafts at Clifton Park Museum

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

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “autumn toddler crafts” workshops at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 24 October.

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Rother-Howl returns to Rotherham town centre

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Council news news

Prepare to be scared this Halloween as students from Rotherham College take you on a terrifying trail into a darker side of the town’s history with Rother-Howl: The Rotherham Halloween walk.

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Symphony of Metal, Fire and Water comes to the River Don

Published on Thursday, 12th October 2017 in Town Centre news

Visitors can experience amazing sights and sounds when a local river is brought alive with music, boats and visual effects to celebrate Rotherham’s steel-making past.

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Clifton Park is in nation’s top ten – again!

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Parks and open spaces - outdoor facilities news

Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces by the public.

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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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Chimneys back on the horizon for Tinsley

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in Council news news

A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for Sheffield and the region.

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Rotherham’s giant of a pantomime is launched!

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham panto fans are in for a festive treat when Coronation Street’s Nigel Pivaro, better known as infamous bad boy Terry Duckworth, stars in the 2017 pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk.

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Vote for Clifton Park in the UK’s People Choice Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Clifton Park was awarded a top position in last year’s newly-launched Keep Britain Tidy People’s Choice award - and you can now vote for it to become the number one park in the UK!

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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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Rotherham Show returns for its 38th year

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham’s largest and most anticipated event returns to Clifton Park for its 38th year on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.

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Refurbished play area opens in Wath

Published on Friday, 25th August 2017 in Council news news

Children, parents and childminders celebrated the official opening of a refurbished play area at Wath.

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Paws for the perfect frozen treat

Published on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

The summer bank holiday is almost here and we’ve found the perfect scoop!

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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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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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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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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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