Markfield Drive estate improvements & Fleming Way park


The on-going improvements to the Markfield Drive estate in Flanderwell have reached the next milestone with the completion of the additional parking spaces that tenants and residents asked for.

Small scale environmental improvements, the removal of some small walls, new foot rails, new paths and trees, had already been undertaken. The latest works have also seen changes to the disused “triangle” at the end of Mark Grove (pictured above).

The next stage of the works includes improvements to the children’s play area – the proposal below is open for comments until the end of this week.

UPDATE: There will be a drop in session at Flanderwell School for anyone who wishes to see and comment on the park proposals on Tuesday April 4th, between 2.45pm and 4.30pm.

Council tenants on the estate will also benefit in future from new fencing.

The works are funded from council housing rents in order to ensure that the estate meets the standard set out in the council’s policy.

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HS2 consultation – don’t forget to have your say!


This morning we were at Wickersley Library with Cllr Andrews and the Bramley Stop HS2 group helping residents to complete the government’s consultation on the “M18” route of High Speed 2.

The consultation closes on March 9th, so if you’ve not yet had your say time is now running out.

You can find the consultation online by clicking here.

Rotherham and Doncaster Councils have been working together to make the case for the original “Meadowhall route” which would provide much better connectivity and economic advantages for our part of the world. UPDATE: You can find RMBC’s formal reponse by clicking here (PDF, 2.2MB). Meanwhile our MP John Healey has joined forces with five other South Yorkshire MPs to make their own submission, which you can find here.

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Bramley Main Street roadworks


Road resurfacing works through the one way system have started this weekend. Motorists are advised that road closures may be in place each weekend for the next three weekends. 

These overdue road repairs have been timed following consultation with local residents.

Tomorrow (Sunday 5th March) there will also be lane closures on Bawtry Road due to gulley cleaning and weed killing.

These latest road repairs follow recent resurfacing of Flanderwell Avenue as part of our 2020 Roads investment plan (pictured below).

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Christmas services


We wish all our residents a very happy Christmas and New Year. 

Over the next few days there will be the usual changes to services. For more information please click on the links provided:

  • Black bin and recycling collections will not take place on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and after that your collections should take place the day after your usual collection. So if you usually have your bin emptied on a Friday, over Christmas it will be on Saturday. Lidget Lane recycling centre will be open every day between December 27th and January 9th except New Year’s Day. For more information please click here.
  • The emergency contact number for council house repairs is open throughout the festive season. You can find out more by clicking here.
  • There will be limited bus services. A Saturday service will run on Christmas Eve but ending early, there are no buses on Christmas Day, and there will be an hourly service only on the X1 on Boxing Day. There are no buses on New Year’s Day. For more information click here.

You can find information about services affected by bad weather on the council’s website here.

Details of other Christmas opening hours are available here. And if you’re missing out on a trip to the library – or Santa’s brought you an e-reader – why not try the council’s range of e-books and magazines? Click here to find out more.

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Improved road markings outside Northfield Lane school


Following parking enforcement work at the beginning of this year to prevent dangerous parking outside the school, we agreed further road markings in order to remove a space that resulted in a stop – start “chicane”. Those works have now been undertaken.

The school has also been fitted with advisory 20 mph signage to remind drivers to slow down during the beginning and end of the school day, when children are arriving or leaving. Other schools across the borough will be fitted with similar signage.

We hope that these works help to reduce the difficulties faced by neighbouring properties and keep children safe – but if you are driving past one of our schools, please do so carefully.

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