Rotherham’s Disgrace – RMBC Website concealing more than revealing – Answer Supplied

Don Buxton received his reply:

On Tue, 26/6/12, Rimes, Kevin <> wrote:

From: Rimes, Kevin <>
To: Don Buxton
Cc: “CYPS-Complaints” <>, “NAS-Complaints” <>
Date: Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 11:00

Dear Mr Buxton

Thank you for contacting us regarding your enquiry about the RMBC website and the following web page –

Having looked into this matter I am able to provide you with the following information in response to your enquiries:

1.      I can inform you that the link had unfortunately not been updated correctly when the location of the document you refer to had changed.

2.      The web page in question has now been updated and the document included on the RMBC website for the public to access.

Having discussed this matter with colleagues responsible for this web page I am informed that although consultation with the general public was completed in December 2011; consultation with other stakeholders is still ongoing.  Therefore if you wish to comment on the Draft Strategy then your comments and views on this document will be gratefully received.

May I take this opportunity to thank you again for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention.

Yours sincerely

Kind regards

Kevin Rimes
Service Improvement Officer
Performance and Quality (Children and Young People Services)
Commissioning, Policy and Performance
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Don acknowledged thus:

Dear “Rimes, Kevin” <>

Thank you for your response and your apology for RMBC’s dire corporate failure to ensure that its corporate website is kept updated and easily accessible by citizens ratepayers who wish to freely access statutory information.

I will continue to maintain a watching brief on any or all aspects of RMBC’s provision of statutory information via its corporate website, and in that regard I may well contact you in the future should RMBC again fail in its corporate duty to provide statutory information to citizen ratepayers.

In the meanwhile I now consider this particular matter to be closed and thank you for your assistance.

Yours Sincerely,
Donald H. Buxton

Previously: Rotherham’s Disgrace – RMBC Website concealing more than revealing – Questions asked

1 thought on “Rotherham’s Disgrace – RMBC Website concealing more than revealing – Answer Supplied

  1. This is very simply a case of RMBC previously paying lip service to a very serious problem and then quietly letting it slip away into oblivion. And then when it all blows up in their face, well my goodness me the policy’s absence is down to yet another of their “clerical errors” and miraculously they’re still inviting the public to comment.

    Oh so classic RMBC


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