Tenants to benefit as increased powers to target rogue landlords agreed


Private housing tenants will be benefit after Rotherham Council agreed to strengthen its powers to tackle rogue landlords in the borough.

1 March 2018

The sky’s the limit for new homes in Rotherham


Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.

19 February 2018

Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people


Rotherham Council contract partner Mears continues to provide training opportunities for people in the borough and recently celebrated the achievements of recent apprentice’s at their annual awards.

19 December 2017

Town centre living set to expand


Rotherham is set to benefit from five new homes in the town centre, driving forward the Council’s commitment to transform the borough and create a town where people want to live and work.

18 December 2017

Rotherham’s council housing boost gets off the ground


A major housing development that is set to boost the number of council homes and reenergise several areas across the borough has begun with an official sod cutting event on site.

13 December 2017

Nuisance neighbours warned following equipment seizure


“We won’t tolerate noise nuisance, and if you don’t heed warnings, you could see your property confiscated.”

6 December 2017

Twenty five great new homes to meeting housing needs in Rotherham


Rotherham Council is taking steps to make sure the housing it offers for rent meets the needs of Rotherham’s residents.

5 December 2017

Householders reminded to contact the Council


Householders in Rotherham are being reminded to check with the Council before carrying out any work on the pavements outside their properties.

9 November 2017

Bumper crop of entries as garden awards blossom more than ever!


Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders have been awarded for their blooming success at the annual Garden Awards ceremony, which took place at Rotherham Town Hall on September 7 2017.

27 September 2017

External Wall Insulation


Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London the council is providing information about the safety of the council homes with External Wall Insulation (EWI) in the event of a fire.

30 June 2017

New homes for Rotherham will be a boost for tenants and first time buyers


Rotherham residents are set for a major housing boost through a pioneering new scheme that will provide over 200 much needed new homes in the borough.

30 June 2017

Tenants and leaseholders invited to Annual Conference to shape services


Tenants and leaseholders invited to get involved in shaping services and improve neighbourhoods at the Annual Conference.

14 June 2017

Last call for garden competition entries


Council tenants and leaseholders are being reminded that there is only three weeks left to enter the borough’s popular garden competition.

13 June 2017

Public Health information about the impact of fires on health


The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.

19 May 2017

Annual competition launches to inspire tenants and leaseholders to show off their gardens


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

7 April 2017

Council and partners make Shiloh’s dream a reality


The new premises for Shiloh, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people, is moving a step closer to opening thanks to the Council and their contract partners Fortem and Mears.

28 March 2017

Tenants celebrate as they move into new homes at Swinton


A development of 12 new affordable homes for council tenants has been completed in Swinton.

27 March 2017

New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives


A new furniture scheme has launched in Rotherham to help tenants make their houses into homes when they move on from homelessness.

24 March 2017

Double awards delight for housing services


Not just one but two of Rotherham Council’s housing teams are celebrating success following recognition for making a difference to the services they deliver.

17 March 2017

Secure your place at the 2017 tenants’ conference


The Council is urging tenants to be early birds and get the date for the annual Tenants Housing Conference into their diaries.

14 March 2017

£200k funding boost to help families fleeing domestic violence


Rotherham Council, in partnership with Rotherham Rise, has been successful in its bid to increase funding to help victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives.

22 February 2017

Government gives funding for new homes


The Council has been successful in securing two different funding streams from the Government that will help hundreds more residents to get on the housing ladder.

12 January 2017

Rotherham hosts launch of Sheffield City Region Housing Compact


Rotherham recently hosted the launch of the ‘Housing Compact’, a landmark agreement, between local authorities and housing providers in the Sheffield City Region to drive the economy through new house

15 December 2016

Tell us your views on town centre housing


The Council is seeking views from people across the region about what type of homes they would like to see in Rotherham town centre.

1 December 2016

New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer


Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.

1 December 2016

Happy tenants say hello to new homes


Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.

1 November 2016

Rotherham recognised for tenant involvement


Rotherham Council's Housing and Neighbourhood Services are celebrating this week after being successfully awarded the Tpas accreditation for excellence in tenant engagement.

29 September 2016

Annual garden competition winners announced


Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders were rewarded for their glorious gardens at the annual Garden Competition awards ceremony on Thursday 8 September.

15 September 2016

Starter Homes register opens for young first time buyers finding a new build home


Rotherham Council is backing a new Government programme which will help under 40s get on the housing ladder, and local people are being urged to find out more.

28 July 2016

Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties


Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

13 July 2016

New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete


Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

4 May 2016

Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties


Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

29 March 2016

Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors


A brand new Council Housing development at Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark.

24 March 2016

Key Choices property shop is on the move


Rotherham Council’s Key Choices Service, which provides advice to customers on all housing options as well as support to prevent customers becoming homeless, is moving to Riverside House on 18 March.

9 March 2016

Safety first for Flanderwell residents


Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

28 January 2016

New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords


Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

15 December 2015

First tenants move into newly built council homes


The first tenants have moved into four new Council homes built in Bramley.

6 November 2015

Garden Competition a blooming success!


This year’s Rotherham Garden Competition has been hailed a blooming success with new categories attracting more entries.

24 September 2015

Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan


The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

14 September 2015

Residents urged to be gas safe


Rotherham Council and Willmott Dixon will be hitting the streets to promote gas safety as part of Gas Safety Week (14 to 20 September).

10 September 2015

South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards


Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

1 June 2015

Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham


A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

15 May 2015

Specialist homes for Rotherham families


Two new specialist homes are going to be built to help families with a disabled child.

25 March 2015

Licensing scheme for private rented sector


Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

18 December 2014

Changes to housing allocations policy


The Council has changed the way it allocates Council homes to make it easier for local people who need a house to get one.

25 November 2014

Council Tax collection


Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.

1 August 2014

Inspector praises local housing plan


Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

14 July 2014

New opening times for Rotherham waste sites


Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

28 April 2014

Residents warned over shed break-ins


Rotherham residents are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages.

17 April 2014

Seven years of Potteries Court


Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

10 April 2014

Children show housing tenants the way


School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.

9 April 2014

Council Tax collection helps services


The Council collected a much-needed additional £6 million in Council Tax and non-domestic rates in the last financial year - a welcome boost in the battle to provide vital front-line services.

8 April 2014

Rogue landlords prosecuted


A married couple have been successfully prosecuted by the Council for failing to make repairs to a tenanted property they owned in Catcliffe.

18 March 2014

Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad


The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.

12 March 2014

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4 March 2014

Sun shines on garden competition winners


It may be cold outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about making preparations for Rotherham’s Council homes gardening competition.

3 December 2013

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