The Rustic Pizza Co set to grab a slice of the action on Forge Island

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Pizza restaurant confirmed for final commercial space on Forge Island

rustic pizza co

We're delighted to confirm that all the units at Forge Island are now taken. We're looking forward to welcoming Independent South Yorkshire restaurant chain, The Rustic Pizza Co, who are opening a new outlet in the last remaining retail space 🍕

In an unprecedented milestone for the new landmark destination, all of the commercial spaces have now been snapped up. Muse is delivering Forge Island in partnership with Rotherham Council and works started on site in November.

The Rustic Pizza Co was founded in 2017 by Doncaster-based husband and wife team Lee and Sian who originally ran a mobile street food business. The duo transformed a passion for pizza into a successful business venture, delivering their freshly made, wood-fired pizzas across their home city and at events and festivals all over the country.

Read the full story here.

Town Centre Living


The three Rother Living town centre housing schemes are scheduled to be fully complete by the end of March 2023, with tenants and residents already moving in to the first two sites at Wellgate Place and Westgate Riverside.

The houses are available to buy at and the apartments are available for rent via

Housing advice – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

The UPLIFT Skate & Arts Festival returns


The UPLIFT Skate & Art Festival returns to Rotherham town centre this April!

Join us from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 April, for a FREE action-packed programme of skateboarding, BMX, demos, roller-skating, live music, DJs, art, workshops and street-food.

We're pleased to confirm The Teenage Market will be at the festival too with 15 free market stalls available for young people aged 16 - 25. If you or someone you know has a crafty hobby and want to know what it feels like to sell, or you're already selling and just fancy coming along and being part of UPLIFT, it's a great opportunity.

To book a stall, register with The Teenage Market here. You can then apply to attend the UPLIFT market here. 

Check out RMBC Events social media for regular updates and announcements on the event here.

Riverside Car Park closure

parking news

Please be aware that Riverside Car Park to the rear of Corporation Street will be closed from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 February inclusive, to allow for essential survey works.

Parking is available at the nearby Scala Car Park at the bottom of Corporation Street. For details of other town centre car parks click here.