Monthly Archives: June 2014

Petitioning RMBC – Threshold too high

Rotherham Council’s constitution requires a petition to bear the signatures of at least 5% of the electorate in order to trigger a debate in full Council. This equates to 9555 signatures; a threshold that, to our knowledge has ever been … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s New Cabinet – The Worst Ever?

Rotherham’s new Cabinet, ready for your consideration, observation and scrutiny. Will provide a full account, of each Cabinet member’s portfolios, once I have this information for readers. Leader Roger Stone Deputy Leader Paul Lakin Adult Social Care John Doyle Business … Continue reading

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The most interesting Council meeting in Rotherham’s history?

Hyperbole perhaps, but nevertheless it should be one on the most interesting of meetings for quite some time. Council meeting on 2nd July at the Town Hall at 2pm. Agenda.pdf Agenda Reports pack.pdf

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Thoughts on Dodson’s Resignation

Mayor resigns due to allegations Innocent or guilty not proven yet This is something to ponder on But there remains a bigger question Orbiting this situation Why did the mayor rush into resigning Usually this situation would prompt a hazard … Continue reading

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The Mayor Resigns

Reports are coming in, to the effect that The Mayor Barry Dodson has resigned! ‘Personal reasons’ are the stated reason, apparently? There must be more? See also: The Mayor Barry Dodson Rothpol’s congratulations go to Maggi Clark, who will now … Continue reading

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Leadership? There was none!

Last night the Labour Party did meet With a bumpy recent past They congregated with ambitions to start the fightback Spirits were high Leadership and strength is what they craved They all paraded in with optimism From Summer in Timbuktu … Continue reading

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Champion starts the ‘silly season’ early?

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These two tweets from Sarah Champion’s twitter feed are drawn to readers attention: Rothpol is concerned that Rotherham has an ‘air head’ for a Member of Parliament? For readers who want more: All recent Sarah Champion tweets.pdf

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