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



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

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 – – I have tried to access and complete this survey online – – 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 <>
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.



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

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