Monthly Archives: September 2011

Principles in Rotherham Public Life?

– a local guide for the Rotherham Politics reader … Readers of “Rotherham Politics” are always a canny bunch of citizens with an acute political awareness and deep sense of what’s right and what should be right among those in public life who supposedly serve us … Continue reading

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Rob Foulds writes again on woeful RMBC website – FOI 372

Rob Foulds has enquired further when the promised improvements still do not work! “Dear Mr Waller For your advice the records of the Standards Committee Review Panel are still not appearing under the Council’s website page ‘Meetings, agendas and minutes’ … Continue reading

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An appeal for information? From RMBC

Been thinking about the situation in Rotherham regarding Freedom of Information requests, given that Rob’s FOI 372 is the 372nd request for information in 2011, I assume. There is the very real chance of unnecessary duplication. especially for the more … Continue reading

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Friend of Old Rotherham brings us these two stories that will amuse you!

Firstly this very revealing story, in Yorkshire’s national daily, the Yorkshire Post, from 2003: Fresh blow for council rocked by scandal Published on Sunday 26 October 2003 THE new leader of a council tainted by a major sleaze scandal has … Continue reading

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Rob Foulds probes further? FOI 372 – update on developments

Rob Foulds, has received a response from Richard Waller, I reproduce it below: “On 27 September 2011 12:26, Waller, Richard <Richard.Waller@rotherham.gov.uk> wrote: Dear Mr Foulds I am writing in reply to your e-mail dated 15 September in which you state … Continue reading

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From RikiLeaks inbox – RMBC playing unprofessional games?

The RikiLeaks inbox contained this little missive, to none other than Martin Kimber, complaining about the thoroughly unprofessional conduct of senior members of the officer force. I reproduce it as it was received: Mr M Kimber   CEO Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts last week – Total 1874 page views

This weeks record total of 1874 page views is all down to our readers, contributors and commentators, a huge thank you to you all! Home page 608 Specially for Independents thinking of standing next May! 219 Gerald Smith case goes … Continue reading

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