MPs to investigate Rotherham Council takeover

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The takeover of Rotherham Council by Government-appointed commissioners in the wake of the child abuse scandal is to be investigated by MPs. Commissioners were ordered into Rotherham following an investigation by Louise Casey in February 2015 which found the authority’s … Continue reading

A Disgraceful Rag…

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Borrow a copy of the Advertiser this week, it isn’t worth buying. Note a couple of things 1. The review of the year, that is 2015 915 says nothing about; Child Sexual Exploitation Wellgate Kashmiri Riots and fascist marches The Casey … Continue reading

The Commissioners – who are they?

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Below are are links to some additional information on the Commissioners to that provided on the Council Website, http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/homepage/198/meet_the_commissioners. Sir Derek Myers http://centreforlondon.org/person/derek-myers/ Stella Manzie CBE http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/about_us/office_for_legal_complaints/olc_board/Stella_Manzie.htm Malcolm Newsam http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/10/08/troubleshooter-sent-oversee-improvements-childrens-services-rotherham/ Mary Ney http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11360340.Greenwich_Council_chief_executive_to_retire___leaving___185_000_job_up_for_grabs/ Julie Kenny https://www.gov.uk/government/people/julie-kenny Links provided by RR. … Continue reading

Labour must have forgotten?

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Just like Ed Miliband ‘forgot’ the economy at last years condference, it would appear that the Rotherham Labour Party*, have really bad memories, they have forgotten to mention one small fact. They no longer ‘run’ Rotherham, the Commissioners do! Why? … Continue reading

Appointment of Commissioners – A citizen inquires?

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Had this from Rob Foulds and thought readers would be interested too.: “I’ve been digging away recently regarding the appointment of our esteemed Commissars and it’s been confirmed to me that the posts were not advertised and these people were … Continue reading

New decision-making arrangements agreed

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New decision-making arrangements agreed http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/453/new_decision-making_arrangements_agreed Details of how decisions will be made by the Government-appointed Commissioners overseeing the Council – and how local people can get involved – have now been agreed. Each of the five Commissioners will consider significant … Continue reading