Police join us at our advice surgery on Tuesday

As South Yorkshire Police continue to prioritise putting officers and PCSOs into local neighbourhood policing teams, we are pleased that our newest local police officer will be joining us at our advice surgery this Tuesday morning. If you have any particular concerns about crime or antisocial behaviour that have affected you directly, please come along for a private conversation.

We will be at Mark Grove Neighbourhood Centre in Flanderwell between 9.30am and 10.30am.

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Final skip of the season

Yesterday saw our fifth and final community skip for the time being – this time on the car park off Warren Road. We got a little bit damp…

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LED streetlight replacement programme

Over the course of April and May the council’s streetlight replacement programme is coming to Wickersley ward. The scheme, now in its final phase, will see old fashioned white and amber lights – like the ones pictured above – replaced with energy efficient LED units.

The LED bulbs are not only good for the environment, but because they use less energy and need replacing much less often, they also provide better value for the taxpayer and save the council money.

Some parts of our area and most of the rest of the borough already have the new lights installed.

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Former Master Brewer pub site update

We have received the following information from AEON Financial Services Ltd who now own the site in the middle of Bramley, confirming that demolition should start soon.

A spokesperson for the company said; “I totally understand the concerns about the development of the pub site, and many of your concerns about the site are probably reflective of our own.”

Demolition will begin week commencing 26th March 2018, and “the site development will continue at a pace once the demolition has taken place.”
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Changes to bus services from 28th April

We have been made aware of the following changes to buses affected Wickersley ward, which are expected to be introduced from the weekend of the 28th April. Until then services are unaffected.

  • Contracted evening and Sunday journeys on service 10 (these are the ones not operated by First) will be renumbered X10 and run via Wickersley Road instead of Moorgate Road – meaning that they will not serve Rotherham Hospital in the evening or on Sundays.
  • Service 19/19a/19b will be revised to provide a 15 minute service between Rotherham, Rotherham Hospital and Thurcroft. None of these routes will then travel via Wickersley Road. Changes between Thurcroft and Dinnington to maintain access for all passengers.  Evening and Sunday contracted journeys will be reduced to hourly (from half hourly).

At the same time, bus users should be aware that Rotherham bus station will be closed for about a year from the end of April for extensive refurbishment, with most services being transferred to a temporary bus station on Forge Island. The temporary site is just round the corner from the bus station to try to minimise disruption. UPDATE: further information is now available by clicking here.

From the end of April buses serving our area will depart from the following locations in the temporary bus station:

  • No. 4 (to Ravenfield) from stand A12 on Forge Island
  • No. 10 (to Maltby) from stand CS2 on Corporation Street
  • No. 13 (to Bramley) from stand CS2
  • No. 19 and 19a (to Worksop) from stand A12 on Forge Island
  • X1 (to Maltby) from stand CS2 on Corporation Street
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