13th August 2021
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Stunning new apartments unveiled at Broom Valley
Development is part of 1,000 new Council homes target
Forty-four new apartments have been unveiled as part of the latest Rother Living development in Rotherham Council’s ambitious plans to build 1,000 new Council homes in the borough.
The Broom Hayes development consists of:
The show home opens this week and enquiries and reservations are already being taken from people wanting to snap up a home in the heart of Rotherham.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Amy Brookes, said: “We want to ensure that local residents have access to high quality affordable homes. Broom Hayes is an exciting step forward in the Council’s continued plans to regenerate the borough and make Rotherham a place where people want to live, work and spend their leisure time.”
Visit the Rother Living website for more details or pop in to the show home at Broom Hayes, Broom Valley, S60 2EG
Just three weeks to go to the Rotherham Show!
Work starts on major flood defence barrier scheme
Construction work has started on a new multi-million pound Canal Barrier at Forge Island in Rotherham to bolster flood defences.
The £3m scheme at Brown’s Cut (near Rotherham Lock), is near to where the canal separates from the River Don and is designed to help provide flood protection to parts of the town centre and Rotherham Central Station which were badly flooded in 2019.
As part of the Canal Barrier works, the canal-side footpath and cycle route will be closed until 30 July 2022 with a signed diversion in place. The Statutes car park will remain open.
The scheme will compliment the flood alleviation works already completed at Forge Island, ahead of a huge regeneration of the site, which will include a new cinema, hotel and restaurants.
Council outlines £5m Covid recovery package
The Council’s Cabinet will discuss the first phase of Rotherham’s Covid recovery plans on Monday – a £5m package of measures to support those that have been most impacted by the pandemic.
The plans include support for children and young people with mental health and catching-up with lost learning, adults who are shielding or isolating, re-skilling people whose jobs have been impacted, support for carers and help for the homeless.
Councillor Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: “The Covid pandemic is not over yet but we know that even when it is, the damage it has wreaked will be felt by the people of Rotherham for many years to come.
“Phase one of our recovery plan for Rotherham aims to provide the support many people of all ages will need to reset, recover and restart over the next seven months. This is the start of a long road to recovery and there is still more we have to do – as a Council and a community – to deal with the on-going impact and legacy of Covid-19 on our residents.””
Rotherham Works is just the job
Rotherham Council is working with partners to help businesses and residents get back to work following COVID-19.
The Rotherham Works newsletterhighlights examples of just some of the practical help that’s available – including styling sessions to help you look your best for interviews, a careers app for school leavers and building work experience and networks through volunteering.
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From taxi licensing to cycling strategies and our annual budget to local plans, we would really like to hear your views on what’s happening locally, what you support, what you’re against – and why. Public opinion matters.