Skywalker brought this to my attention, thanks. I am sure some readers would appreciate reading this article for themselves, it is on the Local Government Lawyer, website
Pickles to consider governance changes at Rotherham as commissioners named
The commissioners sent in this week to run Rotherham Council will be asked for their views on what would be the most effective and efficient form of governance for the authority going forwards, the Communities Secretary has said.
In a written ministerial statement Eric Pickles noted suggestions that Rotherham’s governance could be improved – made more transparent and accountable – if it were changed to the committee system.
However, he will seek the views of the commissioners and be open to representations from the public before taking any steps to implement such a change.