Rawmarsh neighbourhood update
Second round of Community Chest announced
Following the success of the first round of the Community Chest, Rawmarsh Ward Councillors have agreed to a second round.
Ward Councillors would like to invite community groups and organisations within the ward to bid into the Community Chest for capital projects between £500 and £2,000.
The deadline for applications to Community Chest is 31st October, 2020. If you would like an application form or have a project that you would like to discuss further or any other queries please contact Julie Colley using the contact details below.
Some of the successful projects from the first round are:-
- High Street Centre – Reception Extension
- Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School – Children’s Allotment Project
- Rawmarsh St. Joseph’s Junior Football Club – Club House Covid-safe Measures
- Friends of St. Joseph’s Primary School – Forest School
- Rawmarsh Nursery School and Children’s Centre – Summer Memories Creative Project 2020.
Library Order and Collect
A new ‘Order and Collect’ service is now available at Rawmarsh Library.
If you are interested in a particular author or book you can look at the online Library Catalogue to see if the book or books are on the shelf in the library, and then fill out the online form to make a request to order them for collection from that site.
Library staff will then agree a date and time for you to come to the library to pick up the books. This will help manage queues safely and efficiently and in line with social distancing.
The Order and Collect service is also available at Aston, Brinsworth, Dinnington, Greasbrough, Riverside House, Swinton, Thorpe Hesley, Wath, Wickersley and Maltby Libraries.
Is your garden blooming lovely?
The Rotherham Council annual garden competition rewards Rotherham residents who make a real difference in their neighbourhoods by taking pride in their gardens.
The competition has previously only been open to council tenants but this year we are welcoming entries from both council and non-council tenants meaning any Rotherham resident can apply.
This year, we have the usual favourites as well as new categories which you can enter. Each of the adult categories will have two winners, one council and one non-council tenant each winning a £100 garden centre voucher, with two runners-up in each category who will each receive a £50 garden centre voucher.
The Children’s Container Garden category is open to all children in the borough and will have just one first place prize (£100 garden centre voucher) and one runner-up prize (£50 garden centre voucher).
To enter the competition simply upload three photos of your garden (one must feature the gardener), along with a few (up to 100) words about what your garden means to you to.
Extending our Welcome
Caroline Langston, Centre Development Manager, High Street Centre has given feedback on the funding they have received from the Community Chest, as follows:-
“Thanks to funding from 18 different organisations including the Community Chest work is now underway to create a new reception extension at The High Street Centre in Rawmarsh.
“This project has taken three years to plan and we are delighted that work has finally started. Once completed there will be a new large reception space on the south side of the building and a new ground floor meeting room. To find out more please have a look at our website and you can follow us on Facebook where we will be having regular updates on this and all the activity that takes place at The High Street Centre.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in getting the project started.”
Mobile CCTV cameras have been installed on Goosebutt Street, Spalton Road and Netherfield Road, Parkgate due to recent reports of anti-social behaviour.
The cameras are their to detect anti-social behaviour in public spaces and are not pointing in anyone’s property.
The cameras are not continously monitored but do record 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We, therefore, reply on the incidents being reported with a date and time to South Yorkshire Police by any of the following methods:-
- Phone 999 in an emergency
- Phone 101 (non-emergency)
- Online reporting for non-emergency incidents at www.reportingcrime.uk/
- You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers via their website or calling 0800 555 111
- Reporting anti-social behaviour to Rotherham Borough Council via the websiteor call 01709 823118
South Yorkshire Police has conducted a number of Speedwatch Operation sessions in the Rawmarsh area over the last few months. The results of which are below:-
- 11th August, 2020, Barbers Avenue 100 cars checked and 3 letters are being sent to vehicle speeding.
- 10th July, 2020, Claypit Lane – 50 vehicles checked non exceeding the limit.
- 16th June, 2020, Barbers Avenue – 116 vehicles checked 3 exceeding the limit.
- 10th June 2020 Harding Avenue – 120 vehicles only 1 vehicle speeding.
- 2nd June, 2020 Barbers Avenue – 145 checked, 7 speeding.
All vehicles speeding have been sent advisory notices.
Friends of Rawmarsh and Parkgate Green Spaces
Friends of Rawmarsh and Parkgate Green Spaces are continuging with litterpicking activities, albeit socially distanced litterpicking, meaning that only six of group can meet up.
For further information take a look at the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Greenspaces Facebook page
Councillors for Rawmarsh
Councillor Robert Bird
Tel: 07787 243677
Councillor Sandra Marriott
Tel: 01709 255907
Councillor David Sheppard
Tel: 07503 654938
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