Licensing consultation drop in session

As we reported previously the council is currently looking to hear from residents about the impact of licensed activity such as the sale of alcohol, gambling, or takeaways, to help inform future policies.

A local drop in session has now been organised at Wickersley Library on Tuesday 8th October, from 5.30pm to 7pm. Cllr Emma Hoddinott and the relevant council staff will be on hand to speak to you and hear your views, so if you have something we should hear please pop in.

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“Be the one” campaign aims to prevent deaths

A new joint campaign between Rotherham Council and our local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been launched to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to “Be the One” to save a life and prevent suicide.

Sadly we know that our own community has been touched by suicide over the last few years, which is why we have supported efforts to get people the help and support that they need. But we also know that more people still need that support.

The moving video (above) and a new website – www.be-the-one.co.uk – have been produced to help to signpost those that need it towards services, but also asks businesses and individuals to make their own commitment, and to be aware of how they can help someone in who is facing a crisis.

As the website says, we must all learn how to look out for one another and do our bit to help those in distress.

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Flanderwell Lane resurfacing works, before and after

Photos showing the impact of the recent resurfacing works on Flanderwell Lane, undertaken as part of Labour’s 2020 Roads programme.

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Come along to our community safety event

Residents are invited to join us and our local police officer to discuss any community safety experiences, worries you may have about crime, or issues you may wish to raise.

Free safety items will also be available.

We’ll be at Sunnyside Community Centre on Saturday 14th September between 2pm and 4pm.

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Help to shape the council’s approach to licensed activity

Until the 27th September, Rotherham Council is asking for information and views from residents as the first stage in reviewing its statements of policy for licensing and gambling.

The policies cover areas such as the sale of alcohol and licensed premises, music and entertainment and hot food takeaways. Whilst the council is bound by national rules and legislation, it is also required to take into account local needs and circumstances.

We know that the night time economy has a significant effect on our community and your views and experiences – whether positive or negative – can help to inform the council’s approach in the future.

You can read the Cabinet report which sets out the process and gives more details here.

To to take part in the consultation, please click here.

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