Forge Island's eye catching cranes named by local school children as works continue on the flagship development

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School children 'name the cranes' as work forges ahead


Introducing ‘Rotherham Rainbow’ and ‘Steely Crane'!

Congratulations to local school children Redwanella, aged 7 and Selda, aged 9 (pictured), who won a competition to name the two eye-catching cranes at Forge Island, designing colourful pictures of their crane characters.

The competition winners were invited down to the construction site last week for a hard hat tour with the project team and to see their winning names attached to the 37-metre and 25-metre-high cranes.

The cranes will support the construction of the new Arc cinema, Travelodge hotel and six restaurants over the next few months, creating a family-friendly destination in the heart of the town centre.

Read the full story here.

Find out more about Forge Island here.

Show your support on Armed Forces Day

armed forces day

Join us in the town centre for Rotherham's Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June and show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

The Military Parade, led by Nottinghamshire Pipes & Drums, will set off from College Street at 10.20am following a route down Effingham Street to Effingham Square around the four clocks and back up Effingham Street, arriving in All Saints' Square at approximately 10.30am.

Once in the square there will be a parade inspection, Act of Worship, speeches, and performances from Nottinghamshire Pipes & Drums and Sheffield-based singer Paul Hawksworth until 12 noon.

Find out more here

You shall go to the ball!


A very warm welcome to brand new business - Cinderella's Wardrobe!

Opening tommorow (Saturday 17th June) at the Imperial Buildings overlooking Minster Gardens, Cinderella's Wardrobe offers a quality selection of ladieswear, including beautiful linen dresses to keep you cool in the hot weather, tops, handbags, shoes, accessories and more.

Doors open at 11am so be sure to pay a visit and see the range for yourself.

Don't forget it's free to park every weekend in Council off-street town centre car parks too.