The man who would be Mayor: But is he a fit and proper person?

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The trouble with “regime change” is that it strips away organisational memory, and so entrenches the power of those that survive the cull. So it is with the Rotherham Labour Group. There are no elections in Rotherham this year, but … Continue reading

Concern over consultation on Rotherham’s future fire service

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PUBLIC consultation over the future of Rotherham’s fire service comprised a single stall open for four hours – with just a few leaflets to give out. South Yorkshire Fire Authority has raised the matter with officers after complaints about the … Continue reading

Call for probe into lieu time for fire chiefs

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A FIRE authority shelved a public report into senior officers being allocated hundreds of hours of lieu time, a decision which ultimately led to a deputy chief receiving an extra £12,500 for working during strikes when he left the service … Continue reading

Roddison’s sham resignation

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After Rotherham Councils sex pest was sentenced last week, it was announced he would be quitting as a councillor. Only in Rotherham would this amount to staying on as an elected representative after all! Quite outrageously he has not resigned … Continue reading

2016 Election Selection Dejection

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There are 63 seats to be contested in Rotherham’s 2016 Council elections….3 councillors for each of the 21 Wards. Sadly, well maybe not so sadly, none of the political parties can at present find sufficient candidates to contest every seat. … Continue reading

The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

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Rotherham’s Labour Group Shabana Ahmed Jahangir Akhtar Shaukat Ali Jenny Andrews Lauren Astbury Alan Atkin Ian Barron Christine Beaumont Dominic Beck Alan Buckley Jo Burton Maggi Clark Simon Currie Judith Dalton Barry Dodson John Doyle Sue Ellis Jacqui Falvey John … Continue reading

Fireman Sam’s New Car

A simple question, in times of severe  pressure on Fire Service budgets do you try to maintain the number of operational fire appliances or do you buy £36,000 Audi A6 executive cars for the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue senior command team?

A no brainer you would think, not if you are Cllr Alan Atkin and Cllr Alan Buckley both members of the SYFRS Authority.

Both of our RMBC Councillors will give the go ahead to purchase the executive cars ensuring the egos of the Chief Fire Officer, his Deputy and other senior officers are maintained while at the same time approving the closure of fire stations and making front line fire fighters redundant.

Let’s hope the cars come with a full BA team and fitted with a Simon Snorkel!

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/cut-in-bill-fails-to-calm-row-over-executive-cars-for-fire-chiefs-exclusive-1-4870196

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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
Dinnington Ward Jackie Falvey Lab
Hellaby Ward Lynda Donaldson Con
Holderness Ward Gerald Smith Lab
Hoober Ward Brian Steele Lab
Keppel Ward Ian Barron Lab
Maltby Ward Amy Rushforth Lab
Rawmarsh Ward Shaun Wright Lab
Rother Vale Ward Richard Russell Lab
Rotherham East Shaukut Ali Lab
Rotherham West Jahangir Akhtar Lab
Silverwood Ward Pat Russell Lab
Sitwell Ward Tony Mannion Con
Swinton Ward Neil License Lab
Valley Ward Dave Pickering Lab
Wales Ward Jennifer Whysall Lab
Wath Ward Alan Atkin Lab
Wickersley Ward Sue Ellis Lab
Wingfield Ward Keith Goulty Lab

Borough Council Elections 2010 Results