Shame of the unspent thousands & other Council matters

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Shame of the unspent thousands: Rotherham councillors failing to tap into windfall cash COUNCILLORS are failing to spend new £210,000 pot of cash aimed at improving neighbourhoods for residents. Each of Rotherham’s 21 wards was given £10,000 for capital projects … Continue reading

Rotherham Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting (Mon, 9th Jul 2018 – 10:00 am)

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Papers for meeting: Minutes Public Pack, 21/05/2018 Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting Minutes Public Pack, 11/06/2018 Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting Financial Outturn 2017-18 Financial Outturn 201718 Capital Appendix 2 Financial Outturn 201718 Capital Appendix 3 Financial Outturn … Continue reading

Wath Comprehensive School placed in special measures

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A SECONDARY school will convert to an academy after being placed in special measures by Government inspectors due to its “unacceptable standard of education and poor leadership”. Wath Comprehensive has been rated inadequate by Ofsted after a two-day inspection in … Continue reading

Planning Advice to be charged

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All this does is gives council planning officers the power to effectively deter an applicant if their proposal doesn’t meet with their prejudicial views on development. And then when the applicant submits their application, the officer simply refuses it, and … Continue reading

With a little help from his ‘friends’?

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Barry Dodson, the Ex-Labour Councillor, Ex-Mayor (for three weeks) and currently a non-party member, is standing for the Council as an Independent for Rotherham East Ward. Normally in cases where they stand against official Labour candidates, their vote is likely … Continue reading

Before we forget – those who have gone

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Rotten Boroughs is seldom so revealing:

Rotherham taxi drivers’ suspensions to aid public ‘confidence’ says commissioner

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Rotherham taxi drivers’ suspensions to aid public ‘confidence’ says commissioner The suspension of about 40 taxi drivers in Rotherham is aimed at restoring public confidence, according to the commissioner overseeing the service. Mary Ney said the aim was to overcome … Continue reading