Monthly Archives: July 2012

Localism Act creates new offence!

Rotherham Politics was informed recently that a new offence had been created by the Localism Act 2011 that would prove a useful tool for those who wish to scrutinize those in the Town Hall. The new offence? Failure to register … Continue reading

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Going, Going Gone?

Its Gaviscon time at Town Hall Towers, stomach churning Rotherham politics at its very best, it’s the only game in town when it comes to the planning application by Rotherham United Estates Ltd  to demolish parts of the grade 2 … Continue reading

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2014 elections – first look at the battleground

The 2014 Battleground, first look. These are the incumbent Councillors who’s Term of Office, expires May 2014. Ward Incumbent Party Anston & Woodsetts Ward Jo Burton Lab Boston Castle Ward Rose McNeeley Lab Brinsworth & Catcliffe Ward Alan Buckley Lab … Continue reading

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FOI Request 106

Dear “FreedomofInformation” <Freedomofinformation@rotherham.gov.uk> Thank you for your breakdown of the spurious notional costs you attach to my legitimate FOI enquiry. I am struck at the marked difference in RMBC’s approach to FOIs in comparison to Leeds City Council who attach … Continue reading

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The Annual Greed Parade!

For those who missed this information, published Friday July 20th 2012 in the Rotherham Advertiser, close to the back pages, well page 87, actually: Cllrs Allowances, Travel & Subsistence 2011-2012 Name Basic Special R Travel Subsistence Total Akhtar J 12129.96 … Continue reading

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Strange Fascination?

Or, Questions – only Dominic Beck can answer? Rotherham Politics in previous posts (links at bottom) presented the facts about Dominic Beck’s Interests Declaration. These posts were of interest to a large number and attracted numerous comments. For actual numbers, … Continue reading

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Neighbours Everybody Needs Good Neighbours!

At long last we have the figures for Rotherham Councillor’s Allowances & Expenses for 2011/12 only three months after our neighbours in Sheffield published theirs. I’m afraid I don’t have a link but readers can find the full table on … Continue reading

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