More powers returning to Rotherham Council – reaction and full details

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DEPARTING commissioner Sir Derek Myers praised “sustained improvements” at the council after the Government confirmed it will return more powers. Adult social care, town centre management and street cleaning are among the responsibilities back under local control. And the Government-appointed … Continue reading

The right honourable prat! Eric Pickles, How hurtful to the victims of CSE, you might as well have made Joyce Thacker the lead Commissioner in Rotherham.

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Commissioner Ney, and all her year’s working with local government, the bits she missed off her Rotherham CV. Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers  A London council has been criticised for “significant shortcomings” over the death of a 13-year-old girl … Continue reading

17 Rotherham taxi licences approved by Lancashire council

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17 Rotherham taxi licences approved by Lancashire council A LANCASHIRE council which licenses taxi drivers from outside its borders has confirmed it has approved applications from 17 Rotherham drivers. Rotherham commissioner Mary Ney has conceded that drivers are able to … Continue reading

Deadline for CCTV cameras to be installed in Rotherham taxis

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Cameras need to be installed in Rotherham taxis this week as part of a scheme to make travelling safer. The cameras form part of a raft of measures introduced by Rotherham Council in a bid to restore confidence in the … Continue reading

Banned Rotherham taxi drivers could still work in town, MPs warned

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Taxi drivers banned from Rotherham in the wake of the child abuse scandal may still be able to work in the town, MPs have been warned. Rotherham Council commissioner Mary Ney said that the introduction of tougher standards in the … Continue reading

Chris Read and Mary Ney at Parliament

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From 16:30 the link below will show Chris Read and Mary Ney giving evidence before local MP Clive Betts’s Communities and Local Government Committee. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/5304029d-5b11-49ac-a5e6-02cb3a82caa7 Once the live event is over a recording will be available to watch it when … Continue reading

Parliamentary Local Authorities and Commissioners inquiry

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Scope of the inquiry The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into the imposition of Commissioners on Tower Hamlets and Rotherham councils. The Government interventions followed allegations of corruption in Tower Hamlets and the child sexual exploitation … Continue reading

Ask any RMBC worker, if they are being bullied into submission to the Commissioners way or the highway. If whistle blowing was ever needed, I think about now would be a good time.

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Ask any RMBC worker, if they are being bullied into submission to the Commissioners way or the highway. If whistle blowing was ever needed, I think about know would be a good time. Mmm…Rotherham’s old guard were bullies, so the … Continue reading