Time for Rotherham to bite the bullet?

Rotherham Politics suggestion for savings No Two.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council elected members have had for years the highest allowances in South Yorkshire!

Is Rotherham one of the largest authorities in Yorkshire?

Definitely not! Rotherham is by any stretch of the imagination a small authority and the Councillors have been taking the mickey for many a year! All 63 of them!

For Rotherham Borough Councillors to achieve their appropriate level by comparison with Authorities of similar size and complexity a reduction of a third would be required!

Rotherham Borough Councillors must ‘bite the bullet’ this year and implement reforms of this magnitude, if they want to convince us that they are up to the challenges to come! Now would be a good time for them to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ and implement significant reforms as their greed is becoming distinctly embarrassing for ‘The Peoples Party’, and their leader, Ed Miliband a local Doncaster MP!

How much would this save in this ‘age of austerity’? A cool £400,000!

Together with our previous proposal to save money, see Rotherham Politics suggestion for savings No One, the grand total comes to £550,000! A not inconsiderable sum of our money!

Further postings in this series to come. If you have your own and want to add them to our list, please email Rothpol.

5 thoughts on “Time for Rotherham to bite the bullet?

  1. I nearly fell of my stool when I read this posting …

    And then I wept with uncontrollable anger when I read what the true recommendations are of this so-called “Independent Remuneration Panel” – http://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=41149

    Nothing about reductions, in fact, they even speak that Da Leedah is worth more than he’s actually getting … unbelievable … but still they are an “independent panel” appointed by RMBC …

    But still I should be able to rely on the fact that this recommendation has come from a panel of experts are only interested in the good of my town and the promotion of effective democracy …

    And the fact that one of the panel is a personal friend of Da Leedah, has given him a Cyclops Speed detector device as a personal gift, has wined and dined Da Leedah on many occasions (all of which of course is publically recorded in Da Leedah’s Hospitality Register of which I have a copy).

    Oh, and that same person is spending public dosh tarting up Rovrum Town Centre to compete with the Tate Art Gallery and the Sistine Chapel is just a pure wonderful happenstance …

    I suppose I should learn to doff my cap and deter to my superiors and quit challenging and scrutinising those who have both their hands deep in my wallet to fund their waist-busting junketing-for-England champagne socialist activities …

    But there’s no chance of that happening yet, just like there’s no chance that Da Corn Fed, Muppets and Clowns will get their feet and snouts out of the Corporate Trough and show some restraint in these times of severe austerity and cutbacks …

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  2. Who were these dupes on the independent (nothing of the kind!) remuneration panel that have made these ridiculous proposals?

    Alan Tolhurst (Rotherham NHS) (in the Chair)
    Rev. David Bliss (Vicar of Rotherham)
    Nick Cragg (Rotherham Chamber)
    Elaine Woodhams (Further Education Sector)
    Janet Waggott (Chief Executive of Ryedale District Council) acted as Independent Facilitator.

    More reader information required?

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    • Yup, and WHO WAS IT who appointed them …

      Look no further than Town Hall Towers and the cosy coterie of back-slapping waist-busting junketing-for-England toxic-salared Corn Fed Hogs, Muppets and Clowns …

      I swear that this fantasy of “independence” is worthy of one of the kiddiz books that Da Dolly Twin Peaks Library dishes out in Tarn …

      But Twin Peaks is another story for another day …

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