Hands off Stubbin Lane – latest news from Court

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That any hopes RMBC may have had for treating the stopping up of Stubbin Lane as a rubber stamping exercise were dashed. The District Judge ordered there to be a full hearing on 19 June 2018. Currently the hearing is … Continue reading

Council planning service shows Rotherham is open for business

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Rotherham Planning Service is a finalist in the category for Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in … Continue reading

Council prosecutes 100th motorist for parking badge fraud in Rotherham

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A man who used his mother’s blue badge to park in Rotherham when she wasn’t with him became the 100th person to be successfully prosecuted for misusing the free parking permits. Houman Raki, aged 25, of Warren Avenue, Rawmarsh, used … 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

Summer season of scrutiny one – Advisory Cabinet

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Now the summer season is upon us, it is time to do what Rothpol does best, scrutiny. Starting with the top, the advisory cabinet, surely the most trusted and checked out group of Labour councillors of all? What do readers … 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