New ‘one-stop shop’ to tackle child grooming in Rotherham

Gallery

A ground-breaking ‘one-stop shop’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation has been launched in Rotherham. The scandal-hit town has established a new multi-agency team called Evolve consisting of social workers, police officers and families of victims, working in premises opposite … Continue reading

Twitter-Twatter n RMBC

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

Having recently enjoyed the numerous public faux-pas of RMBC Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns and their muckers and the offensive and often juvenile twitter-twatter flutterings, I was somewhat amused by a recent comment that was weakly raised in their defence, ergo: “they weren’t making those comments as RMBC Councillors, but in a private capacity”.**See note below.

Well what other word is there to adequately describe a “turd”, as other than a “turd”, be it a private “turd” or a statutory authority “turd”?

Anyway now I have the definitive piece of evidence from their own hands that Cllrs Emma Hoddinott and Christoper Read do indeed sport and furnish their twitter-twatter addresses as an accredited means of citizens contacting and communicating with them, and vice-versa, in their capacity as Rovrum Laybah Wickersley Ward Councillors.

Don’t believe me? Well observe the attached pic on the left and see for yourself. Click to enlarge, use browser back button to return.

So feel free to scrutinise their twitter-twatter flutterings and anything that you may find offensive, or indeed gratifying, is there in their official capacity as RMBC Elected Members and thus will come within the RMBC Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

Simplez innit. Their words not mine

Mind how ya go

Grald-Hunter

Note**:

jules says: September 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

“Cerberus
I am assuming the 2 tweeters were posting in a private capacity and not as official labour Party spokesmen. If that had been the case an unreserved apology would defo be the right thing to do.”

Wickersley Online Survey

Dear Cllrs Ellis, Hoddinott and Read,

Having read the attached personal Twitter, and discovered that you are running a survey in Wickersley Ward – http://twitter.com/christophe_read – I have tried to access and complete this survey online – http://wickersleyward.org.uk/?page_id=132 – and have been unable to.

When I tried to make a comment on the “other” choice, as none of the alternatives were of interest to me, I find that the page does not accept my free typing and I can get no further to submit my views as an active and empowered citizen.

I shall be grateful therefore if you can arrange to send me a paper hard copy of the survey which I can then complete and return.

Please use the same home address that you have previously used for personal correspondence in connection with the reduction in hours for Wickersley Community Library.

Your early response to the above will be greatly appreciated by me.

Yours Sincerely,
Donald H. Buxton

From: Read, Chris <chris.read@rotherham.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: YOUR WICKERSLEY ONLINE SURVEY
To: DON BUXTON
Date: Friday, 14 September, 2012, 11:36

Dear Don,

Thank you for letting us know, and for your interest in the survey. I’m sorry that you have encountered this problem, which we hadn’t picked up previously. We will get a hard copy to your home address, and try to remedy the problem with the online version.

Regards,

Chris

Cllr Chris Read
Labour, Wickersley ward
41 Park Grove, Rotherham, S66 2RZ
tel: 01709 546204 / m: 07585 795980
www.twitter.com/christophe_read <http://www.twitter.com/christophe_read>

Dear Cllr Read,

Thank you for your prompt and courteous response.

As an active and very empowered citizen, voter and ratepayer I look forward to receiving the hard-copy questionnaire and participating in local democracy in my Wickersley ward.

Yours Sincerely,
Donald H. Buxton

http://wickersleyward.org.uk/

The infantile loser?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

Well, ere’s a funny thing, don’t ya think?

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/police-post-candidate-pledges-to-take-prompt-action-on-antisocial-behaviour-1-4849290

Shaun Da Sheep, Rovrum’s Laybah PCC candidate, is proudly and vainly bleating about how he will ensure that the public get a response from Police within 24 hours if-and-when he gets the highly-paid PCC post he covets so much.

Hmm, all those weasel words would maybe convince me were it not for the infantile behaviour I witnessed from the public gallery in the RMBC Council Chamber when he held up a piece of paper with “Loser” writ large on it in front of Cllr Peter Thirlwall, who was giving his usual wonderful drubbing to the Laybah Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns.

Of course, not one of Da Laybah Bruvvaz-n-Sistaz said they’d seen owt. No surprises there then!

Maybe they were in need of some professional clinical help from the flash chav Porsche optician mucker who lavished champers on them at the Mayor’s Junket?

But still, this oafish Rawmarsh and Parkgate clown and dullard will NOT get my vote.

It will go to anyone but him, however much Dodger’s new Ms Pravda Commissar tries to bullshite the public into thinking that Shaun Da Sheep will keep us all safer abed iffen he gets the PCC job.

You couldn’t make it up, but you sure can here in Rovrum

Grald-Hunter

Shaun Wright’s Supporters – Hidden Agenda?

In the first posting, using information brought to our attention by an anonymous RikiLeaks correspondent, to whom we are grateful, we bring you some interesting information on Shaun Wright’s uber-supporters:

From, www.shaunwrightforpoliceandcrimecommissioner.com/page4.htm

What kind of idiot registers a campaign website with 47 characters in it? Darren Hughes, that’s who! Amazing? The work of an incompetent, or a fool! Little wonder then his campaign was so poor in May’s local election.

Those hailing from Rotherham in bold

John Healey MP – Wentworth & Dearne Constituency
Cllr Steve Houghton CBE – Leader Barnsley Council
Cllr Roger Stone OBE – Leader Rotherham Council
Cllr Jahangir Akhtar – Deputy Leader Rotherham Council
Cllr Jim Andrews – Barnsley East CLP Secretary & Chairman South Yorkshire Fire Authority
Cllr Ken Richardson – Barnsley Central CLP Secretary
Mr Alan Goy – Rother Valley CLP Secretary
Cllr Maggie Clark – Rotherham CLP Secretary
Cllr Neil Hamilton -Wentworth & Dearne CLP Secretary
Mr John Mills – Don Valley CLP Secretary
Mr Jim Smith – Sheffield Central CLP Secretary
Mrs Elizabeth Gee – Headteacher
Mrs Tammy Hayward – Hospital Ward Sister
Miss Jade Mellows – Miss Sheffield & Businesswoman
Mrs Winnie Billups – Chair of Area Housing Panel
Mrs Kath Roden – Branch Secretary Royal British Legion
Mrs Ann Gallagher – GMB Branch Secretary
Mr Ken Curran Chairman of Unison Labour Link
Mr John Cafferty – UNISON Regional Secretary
Karen Reay – UNITE Regional Secretary
Mrs Carol Maleham – UNISON Branch Secretary
Cllr Kath Sims – Labour Group Secretary
Mr Reg Littleboy – District Labour Party Secretary
Cllr Lindsay Johnston – District Labour Party Chair
Cllr Patricia Knight – Don Valley CLP Chair
Cllr Alan Gosling – Labour Group Chair & Wentworth & Dearne CLP Chair
Mick Clapham – Retired MP for Barnsley West & Penistone
Jeff Ennis – Retired MP for Barnsley East & Mexborough
Mr Lee Parkinson – GMB Branch Chair
Mr Mick Stowe – UNISON Branch Chair
Cllr Alan Atkin – Vice Chairman South Yorkshire Fire Authority
Mr Tony Wright – UNISON NHS Branch Secretary
Mrs Rona Helliwell
Cllr Karen Dyson
Cllr May Noble
Cllr Margaret Sheard
Cllr Eva Hughes
Cllr Emma Wallis
Cllr Ann Russell
Cllr Judy Dalton
Cllr Lindsay Pitchley
Cllr Jane Hamilton – CLP Treasurer
Cllr Patricia Russell
Cllr Rose McNeeley
Cllr Jackie Falvey
Cllr Jane Havenhand
Cllr Tracey Cheetham
Cllr Maggie Godfrey
Cllr Denise Lelliot
Cllr Gordon Watson
Mrs Sheila Walker
Cllr Jennifer Whysall
Cllr Joe Hayward – BLP Secretary
Cllr Tim Shepherd
Cllr Robin Franklin – BLP Secretary
Cllr Alan Gardiner
Cllr Martin Dyson
Cllr John Parkinson
Mr Trevor Cave – BLP Secretary
Mr Mick Clegg – Shop Steward
Cllr Tom Sheard
Cllr Graham Kyte
Cllr David Leech
Cllr Bill Mordue
Cllr Barry Dodson
Cllr Terry Sharman
Cllr Shaukat Ali
Cllr John Foden
Cllr Paul Lakin
Cllr Brian Steel – UNISON Convenor
Cllr Dave Pickering
Mr Darren Hughes
Cllr John Swift
Cllr Geb Nightingale
Cllr Keith Goulty
Cllr Dominc Beck
Cllr David Roche
Cllr Glyn Whelbourn
Cllr Alex Sangster
Cllr Alan Atkin
Cllr Richard Russell
Cllr Chris Read
Cllr Peter Wootton
Cllr Alan Buckley
Cllr Andrew Roddison
Cllr Simon Tweed
Cllr Gerald Smith
Cllr Colin Barron

Even when Shaun Wright’s spurious duplicate is removed, this list is perhaps more revelatory than intended? A few random thoughts:

Fifty Two are from Rotherham (at least!) in a list of Eighty Seven, a staggering 59.7% in fact! This does rather lend credence to the information supplied to us, that a conspiracy to get rid of Shaun Wright from Rotherham MBC was afoot!

When the new Cabinet was announced, well before selection for PCC candidates had occurred, Shaun Wright’s name was not among them? Did Roger Stone think he was not up to it after his Children and Families debacle?

Not good enough to be a Rotherham Cabinet Member? Yet foisted on the long suffering people of South Yorkshire as PPC Labour Candidate by his ‘mates’ mounting a campaign not to support him, we are told, but to get rid of him!

Shaun Wright’s Campaign Manager, Mr Hughes and rumoured Rawmarsh Ward successor, is also on this list?

Darren Hughes, would seem to be a strange choice? Given that he was the only Labour Candidate in May’s Local Elections to loose his seat, after what turned out to have been a spectacularly ill-judged campaign in Anston & Woodsetts Ward!

That and the fact that he was trying the impossible, to get himself elected once again as though his duplicitous support for the Exclusive Brethren and swapping sides from Tory to Labour would not have been noticed. Turning up to meetings in his Porshe or Range Rover, does not make him a convincing Labour man at all!

I note that there is only one Member of Parliament listed as a supporter of Shaun Wright John Healey Wentworth & Dearne Constituency. Easily manipulated? It would certainly appear so.

Why was Denis MacShane not on this list, even though he had very publicly backed Shaun Wright? Too embarrassing even for this Labour apparatchik to claim his support? Not very popular in South Yorkshire, is our Denis!

Coining it in!

The list so far, of Rotherham Borough Councillors that are paid, at least twice, for the same period of time, is this form of abuse acceptable?

Cllr Shabana Ahmed: Works for Sheffield CC.

Cllr Dominic Beck: Works for Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber.

Cllr Maggi Clark: Linda McAvan a Y&H Labour MEP, employs her in the Wath Labour Office.

Cllr Emma Hodinott: A North Yorkshire County Council ‘Pilgrim’*, Seconded to UNISON full time.

Cllr Mahroof Hussain: Works for Leger Homes, an ‘arms length’ organisation, managing Doncaster’s public housing.

Cllr Neil License: Works for HMRC. PCS NEC member.

Cllr Chris Read: Works for York Labour Party, duties unclear.

Cllr Kath Sims: Works for Denis MacShane, who is currently suspended from PLP.

Cllr Brian Steele: Works for Barnsley MBC and is another ‘Pilgrim’* seconded to Unison.

Cllr Shaun Wright: Works for Barnsley MBC. Additionally he is paid for being a member of the South Yorkshire Police Authority, £6,948 for membership and an extra payment of £12,132 in recognition of his Vice-Chairmanship.

Should readers have other nominees for this list please let us know?

Note*: Pilgrim,

On Guido Fawkes’ Blog: Pilgrim Consultation Due to Start Imminently

and Whitehall Pilgrims Exposed