Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Council agrees to change rules on sex establishments

Residents, businesses and community leaders have given their overwhelming backing to the rules around sex establishments in the borough being tightened.

20 March 2019


1000 town centre free weekend parking spaces

Visitors to Rotherham will soon benefit from 1000 free weekend parking spaces in the town centre.

20 March 2019


Plans to expand special school places agreed

Plans to increase capacity at Rotherham schools for places for children with special educational needs have been agreed by Council leaders.

20 March 2019


Vehicle impounded after persistent offending

A rogue motorist has had a vehicle seized and impounded by Rotherham Council after persistently offending, racking up 12 unpaid parking fines.

20 March 2019


X-Factor Star to Appear in Rotherham Civic Theatre Panto

Rotherham Civic Theatre is delighted to announce X-Factor star Andy Abraham will be starring in their spectacular family pantomime Sleeping Beauty this Christmas.

20 March 2019


Man fined for disabled badge abuse

A man who used his wife’s disabled parking badge while she was not with him has been ordered to pay £285 by a court.

20 March 2019


Composting campaign launched

A major campaign is being launched to encourage more people in South Yorkshire to help the environment by composting their kitchen and garden waste.

18 March 2019


Enjoy a classic children’s tale as libraries “pop up” at Rotherham Theatres!

Story time is coming to Rotherham Theatres – which has teamed up with the borough’s libraries to host a “pop up library” alongside some of the most popular tales for little ones in April and May.

18 March 2019


Rotherham Council's response to the New Zealand Terrorism attack

Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, said: “This is awful news from Christchurch in New Zealand. Our thoughts are with all those affected, and of course first and foremost with the Muslim community.

15 March 2019


Will No Smoking Day be the day YOU stop smoking?

Rotherham smokers wishing to quit this No Smoking Day on Wednesday the 13th of March, can do so with the help of a free, local service.

8 March 2019


Man receives further jail sentence for child sexual exploitation

A 26-year-old man has received an additional five-year jail sentence on Wednesday 6 March after being convicted of further child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham.

8 March 2019


New Rother Valley campsite now taking bookings

A new state-of-the art caravan and camping site next to Rother Valley Country Park is set to pitch up this April and is now taking bookings, ready for the spring school holidays.

8 March 2019


Rotherham’s inspirational women lead way

Rotherham people have this week heard from inspirational women from across the borough as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

6 March 2019


Residents warned of allergy alert

Rotherham Council is asking residents to be aware of an allergy alert issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

6 March 2019


20mph outside schools – ten more schools to benefit

A further ten schools will benefit from lower speed limits, thanks to the Council committing to the scheme for another year. 

5 March 2019


Aston and Wath Leisure Centres to host Oceans Of Fun Day

Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre and Wath-upon-Dearne Leisure Centre are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Oceans of Fun Day exclusive events on Sunday 24 March 2019.

5 March 2019


Rotherham still leading the way on school admissions

Record numbers of pupils are finding out today which secondary school they will go to later this year in Rotherham.

1 March 2019


Rotherham Interchange to reopen after £12m refurbishment

Rotherham Interchange is set to reopen this Sunday 3 March, following a £12 million refurbishment scheme.

28 February 2019


Council’s Bigbelly bins eat more waste

Rotherham Council has installed a set of solar powered litter bins that can swallow up to eight times more waste than a normal litter bin.

19 February 2019


Residents reclaim the park they love on Valentine’s Day

Residents in Eastwood Village have been showing their local park some love this Valentine’s Day following an investment by Rotherham Council to make it feel safer.

15 February 2019

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