Tag Archives: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Landlords predict rent rises as council proposes licensing

NEW plans to introduce a licensing scheme for rental houses and flats could send rents and eviction numbers rising in two Dearne Valley villages, landlords have claimed. Barnsley Council is set to follow Rotherham’s lead by introducing a Selective Licensing … Continue reading

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Barnsley Council scoops local authority of the year award

Barnsley Council is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious award for Local Authority The accolade was presented to the council for the way in which it has taken risks and been ambitious in how it seeks to … Continue reading

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Saving some cash?

In South Yorkshire the future of service delivery at the local Borough Council level seems to be one of endless cuts and retrenchment, as far as the eye can see. This will inevitably be coupled with a change in the … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Post Exclusive – Taxpayer facing huge bills as digital network remains unused

The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing out a disastrous publicly-owned internet project could soar beyond 50m? By Jack Blanchard, Political Editor Published on Tuesday 21 August 2012 08:52 The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing … Continue reading

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Another ‘Pilgrim’ Progresses?

Rotherham Politics brings you news of a second Trades Union ‘Pilgrim’, serving as a Councillor on Rotherham MBC. This time it involves Barnsley MBC Unison Convener, Brian Steele. Who famously replaced Richard Russell as Labour Councillor representing Hoober Ward. A … Continue reading

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Trouble and Strife at the Top of Barnsley Council – Hope it’s not catching?

Readers may have missed this story in the Yorkshire Post? £32,000 for council’s chief to leave his post without working notice Published on Monday 19 March 2012 09:55 THE former chief executive of a Yorkshire council was paid more than … Continue reading

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Superfast Broadband Chaos?

This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we … Continue reading

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