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!
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