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Rotherham District Civic Society stands for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham and improving the environment for the present and future generations.

What We Stand For

What We Stand For

We stand for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of the town and district and improving the environment for the present future generations.

 

That is why we, as a group, try to ensure that local people have a voice in matters concerning a wide range of issues.

 

We act as a co-ordinator and consultative body by liaising with local authorities, planning committees and decision makers in the pursuit of the Society's objectives.

 

Who We Are

We are an entirely voluntary organisation of people who live and work in Rotherham Borough and are driven by a deep care for its past, present and future.

 

The Society is steered by an Executive Committee which is elected at the annual AGM in June and brings together a wide range of skills and experience, from lthe wider community.

 

Do you have a skill or passion about the place where you work, play and live?

Why not come along to a meeting to find out more about the work of the society and join us.

 

Follow our latest news and activities.

Corporate Membership

As a business you may want to have your say on how decisions are made to improve the locality and secure the rich heritage of Rotherham.

 

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Blue Plaques

A blue plaque is a permanent sign  installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or a former building on the site, serving as a historical marker,


Membership

If you care about Rotherham and share our concerns to make Rotherham an even better place to live, work or do business and attract visitors then why not become a member of the Society.

Constitution

Our fundamental principles and core values.

New Blue Plaque Booklet

Thomas Rotheram Blue Plaque Unveiled

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The Society is delighted to have unveiled its latest Blue Plaque dedicated to Thomas Rotherham (1423-1500)


Thomas was a Rotherham cleric and statesman and rose to the position of Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York.


The chapel of Jesus is in Rotherham Minster whilst the
Grade II listed remains of the College of Jesus are in
Effingham Street behind the Pawnbrokers shop.


The Blue Plaque was unveiled by Rotherham MP Sarah Champion on Yorkshire Day. During the speach the MP congratulated the Society for its work and recommended the "Discovering Rotherham - The Blue Plaque Booklet" where additional information can be found about all the plaques in and around the Bourough of Rotherham.


The Society has a good turnout with many peole staying to ask questions about the Society.

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All New Members joining the society will be eligible to receive their complimentary copy of Discovering Rotherham - "The Blue Plaque Trail".



Membership enquiries either by phone or email


Contact Bernard Fletcher on 07879048660

Discovering World

Class Rotherham



Voluenteer to become a Walking Guide


Rotherham District Civic Society is delighted to announce a new pilot project it will be launching this year as part of its “Discovering World Class Rotherham” initiative


Rotherham as a Minster Town has a lot to offer. Founded in the Middle Ages its name originated from old English “Homestead on the Rother”. Throughout its history it has marked it presence through its people, events and places.

 

The stories need to be told and we are inviting volunteers who are dedicated to inspiring locals and visitors to discover and appreciate the diverse stories of Rotherham  by  exploring its past  in  a  friendly, confident, enthusiastic, and interesting manner.

 

By becoming a Rotherham District Civic Society Walking Guide Volunteer you will lead public walking tours after successful completion of Tour Guide Training.

 

A background in history, architecture or tour guiding is not required.

 

We are keen to attract volunteers from all demographics and ethnic groups. We have a wide range of roles so whether you just want to do something in your spare time, or enhance your skills and add something meaningful to your CV we can support you.

 

To register your expression of interest please email: secretary@rotherhamcivicsociety.org


 

We shall be holding an initial meeting at the end of February 2024  click to reserve your place

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The Centre,

Brinsworth Lane,

Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5BU