Rotherham’s Covid vaccination programme

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway in Rotherham, with this first being rolled out in Anston. At the end of December, MyRotherham reported on the first borough resident to receive the vaccine. Since then, two more dedicated centres...

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Virtual tributes sought for hospital memorial garden

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your fundraising support to ensure a new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital continues to bloom. In November 2020, work started to transform a disused patch of land in the grounds of Rotherham Hospital into the Snowdrop Memorial...

Pledge to support your local NHS charity...

As Big Ben struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, did you make a resolution to do more for your local community? If so, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your support this year. We know times are tough right now, but if you’re...

Rapid testing programme for asymptomatic frontline workers

Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) is being made available in Rotherham. Local authorities have been encouraged to target testing at people who are unable to work from home during the national lockdown. Expansion of asymptomatic testing...

New lockdown measures in Rotherham

Following the Prime Minister's recent announcement, a new national lockdown is now in force, with people advised to stay at home as much as possible. This means, from today people in Rotherham: Must stay at home unless medically required to do...

Rotherham’s streets set to host brass bands,...

Look out for circus troops, brass bands, bhangra dancers and more popping up in a street near you this month. The Rotherham Together Programme is aiming to bring a spark of joy to people’s lives during these uncertain times. Artists will...

Rotherham’s New Year’s baby

Little Albie was waiting until the new year had truly begun before making his entrance on New Year’s day! Albie William Frost-Meese was one of eight babies born in Rotherham on 1 January. He was born at 2.47pm and weighed an impressive 9lb 10.5oz.

Rotherham NHS communications employee honoured by the...

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Officer Damian Staples has received the royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honour’s List. Damian has been awarded a British Empire Medial (BEM) for services to the NHS during Covid-19. The...

First Rotherham resident receives the COVID vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccination programme started in Rotherham this week as 94-year old Tom Drury-Smith, from Todwick, became the first Rotherham resident to receive the ground-breaking vaccine at his local GP-led vaccination service. This comes as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains...

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Police support local lad raising money for Rotherham Hospice

Roads Policing Officers have given a local boy from Rotherham a VIP escort on his final kilometres after raising over £1,300 for...

Fundraisers tell 2020 to Jog On

We might not have been able to meet on the start line at fundraising events recently, but four fundraisers from The Rotherham...

Schmidt selected in 2021 Walker Cup squad

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has been named in the initial Great Britain and Ireland squad ahead of this year’s Walker Cup...

£12.6m for Rotherham town centre

£12.6m of Government funding has been allocated to help Rotherham transform its high street into a vibrant hub for future generations and...

Wentworth Woodhouse through the pandemic

Wentworth Woodhouse has survived much during its 250-year history. But its future looked bleak when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK.

Rotherham Together in December

A light installation at Rotherham Minster and a Panto in the Wild are the highlights of the Rotherham Together programme in December.

Rotherham literacy charity receives Capital Kickstart grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Grimm & Co are overjoyed to announce that they have been awarded a £500k Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s...

Wentworth Reimagined – digital plan to bring mansion’s characters back to life

Imagine walking through the corridors of Wentworth Woodhouse, and hearing the whispers of the backstairs maids, or catching a fleeting glimpse of...

Made in Rotherham: Liberty launch new steel products

Liberty Steel is celebrating the start of production of its new rebar products in Rotherham.The steelmaker is investing further in its Rotherham...

Wentworth Woodhouse receives £720,000 for more roof repairs

As the scaffolding comes down following urgent repairs to the main part of Wentworth Woodhouse, work will soon begin on each end...

Rotherham business earns £10k boost

Rotherham-based Kirsty Glover, the proud owner of The Pouring House, has been awarded £10K worth of business start up support from young...

Rotherham students cook essential meals for locals in need

Rotherham College Catering and Hospitality students with a passion for community spirit have been busy cooking up hot meals and preparing food...

Fire service wins global award for South Yorkshire flooding recovery

The fire service’s recovery from flooding which hit South Yorkshire last autumn has been recognised with a major international award.
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£5m upgrade for Harthill Reservoir

Harthill Reservoir in Rotherham is to be given a £5m upgrade, the Canal Trust has confirmed. The reservoir was constructed more than 200 years ago to supply water to the Chesterfield Canal, located approximately two miles to the north. Once a...

Waverley Junior Academy sprints towards active travel excellence

Just weeks after opening, the new Waverley Junior Academy celebrates a Bronze Modeshift STARS award with over 84% of pupils choosing to walk, scoot or cycle to school. Despite delays in completion of the new school building and the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Young winners capture Rotherham

Clifton Park Museum will be exhibiting a new collection of photographs when it reopens after lockdown – taken by the winners of Capture Rotherham, its young peoples’ photo competition. The competition was part of Place Makers Future Shapers – the Museum’s programme that...
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Gulliver’s Valley offers charities a helping hand

Gulliver’s Valley is giving the local community a boost this Christmas by supporting a number of local charities throughout December.

Festive cheer still on offer at Gulliver’s Valley!

Gulliver’s Valley will still be open over Christmas despite three tier 3 restrictions being introduced this week.

Gulliver’s launches new gift experiences for theme park fans

Theme park fans can now enjoy a thrilling new range of gift experiences at Gulliver’s Valley, which are available just in time for Christmas!

Last few weeks to apply for a Rotherham primary school place

Parents of children due to start primary school in September 2021 are being urged to apply for a place at their preferred...

Brearley & Co welcome four new apprentices

Top Rotherham accountancy firm, Brearley & Co, has welcomed four new apprentices to their growing team. Florence Davidson, Alex...

Over £1m to be distributed to those in need over winter in Rotherham

Over £1m in funding will be used from December 2020 to the end of March 2021 and is designed to meet immediate...

The Source Skills Academy’s fundraising commitment to NHS charity

One of South Yorkshire’s leading training providers will be putting their fundraising skills to the test in 2021 after nominating the Rotherham...

Community-spirited Rotherham business Parseq saves Bluebell Wood thousands

A community-spirited Rotherham business has helped Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice save thousands of pounds thanks to a kind-hearted gesture.

Reset2020: Festival of Social Enterprise

The Social Enterprise Exchange programme is excited to announce they are delivering an online festival for the social enterprise sector and those...

Millers staff on 10k-a-day charity challenge

Members of Rotherham United’s first team medical department are on track throughout the month of November in a charity attempt which has encouraged colleagues in the football world to get involved with their 10k-a-day for Prostate Cancer UK challenge. Once again driven by Performance...

Safe Hands, Face, Space

A video, starring Kimberworth-born and bred David “Safe Hands” Seaman is touring the borough this week asking people to follow the guidelines to reduce the risk of infection in Rotherham. The video is being broadcast on the sides of digital display van touring streets...

Swift recovery from early crash sees Rotherham racer celebrate solid stages in Giro

Rotherham pro cyclist Ben Swift was celebrating the end of an exhilarating Giro d'Italia having played a part in seeing teammate, Tao Geoghegan Hart, win the overall race. Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, "the Giro" is one of cycling's...

Santa’s sleigh is on its way!

Festive fundraising has returned this Christmas with Santa set to visit a number of Rotherham estates in the run up to the...

Go ahead for ‘transformative’ Special Educational Needs plan for Rotherham

The creation of Rotherham’s first specialist education provision for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties has been approved by...

Maltby test site opens

Another local test site has opened in Rotherham to help residents living outside of the town centre access vital support during the...

Drive Thru Cinema is coming to Gulliver’s Valley this Christmas!

After the huge success of their sold-out Drive Thru Cinema experiences this summer in Sheffield, The Village Screen are bringing the ultimate...

Gulliver’s Valley inundated with Christmas job applicants

A festive recruitment drive by Gulliver’s Valley has seen 165 people apply in less than a week to be part of the first ever Christmas event held at the new theme park.

New Covid testing site at Dinnington

Residents in and around Dinnington will be able to get tested for Coronavirus faster and more easily at the new walk-through COVID...

New future for Dinnington college campus

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet is to consider transformative proposals to improve the education and life chances for hundreds of children and young people...

Top parks! Trio of Rotherham parks celebrate Green Flag Award

Three of Rotherham’s green spaces have this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being one of the very...