Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Former firefighter to be new Mayor

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A former firefighter is the new Mayor of Rotherham after being officially sworn in on Friday 18 May 2018.

18 May 2018


Lumière Gallery lights up Rotherham’s High Street!

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Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed a new business, in the shape of the Lumière Gallery.

18 May 2018


More childminders needed in Rotherham

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Falling numbers of childminders has prompted Council leaders to offer to pay for people to train in the profession.

17 May 2018


Plans unveiled for Rotherham Armed Forces Day 2018

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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.

17 May 2018


Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

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People are being urged to donate toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to foodbanks to help combat childhood tooth decay in Rotherham.

16 May 2018


Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

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More than 30 Rotherham council foster carers, children, councillors and fostering team staff are appearing in a new video asking one simple question: Do you have the heart to foster?

14 May 2018


Improving the borough’s mental health one step at a time

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A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).

14 May 2018


Rotherham’s looked after children’s suitcase campaign pays off

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Rotherham’s looked after children are celebrating the success of their Bin Liners are Not Suitcases campaign following a donation of more than 60 new suitcases.

11 May 2018


Improvement journey outlined for residents with learning disabilities

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Plans to transform services for people with a learning disability in Rotherham are unveiled in a report that will be presented to Councillors later this month.

9 May 2018


Over 17,000 tickets sold for UEFA Under-17 Rotherham Matches

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Over 17,000 tickets have been sold for the 2018 UEFA Under-17s Championship as excitement builds for this week’s first Rotherham games.

8 May 2018


Free Wi-Fi plan for Rotherham Town Centre

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

8 May 2018


Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

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

4 May 2018


Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers Emporium

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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.

4 May 2018


Garden competition begins

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Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants to enter the popular contest.

2 May 2018


Work to start on merger of Maltby Library and Customer Service Centre

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Maltby residents will see work begin to merge the Library and Customer Services Facilities later this month.

2 May 2018


Hundreds of children celebrate as 2018 UEFA under-17s Champions League trophy tour comes to Rotherham

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Excitement is building in the weeks running up to the 2018 UEFA Under-17s Championship as the official trophy goes on tour.

27 April 2018


Confetti display puts Wentworth Woodhouse on the map

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

27 April 2018


All change for buses in Rotherham

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Bus services will operate from Forge Island Temporary Bus Station and Corporation Street from Sunday 29 April as Rotherham Interchange closes for a £12 million refurbishment.

26 April 2018


Vehicle impounded after persistent offending

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A rogue motorist has had their unregistered vehicle seized and impounded by Rotherham Council after persistently offending.

24 April 2018


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

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

17 April 2018

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