Rotherham District Civic Society
Protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham
Herringthorpe Playing Fields / Rotherham Hospice

One of the most hectic campaigns in which our Society has been involved was the one in which we worked with the Hospice Trust against a Council proposal to build a huge commercial leisure complex on Herringthorpe Playing Fields adjacent to the Hospice.

More than 10,000 people signed the petition against the scheme and, although we were confident that the Secretary of State would refuse planning permission, we were greatly relieved when the Council dropped it after spending many thousands of pounds on consultants' fees.

Rotherham Hospice