Former commissioner quits as housing charity chairman

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FORMER Rotherham council commissioner Sir Derek Myers quit as chairman of housing charity Shelter following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Sir Derek was previously chief executive at Kensington and Chelsea Council, which has been criticised along with the charity for its … Continue reading

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

Democracy, Sir? – A response to Sir Derek Myers

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This rather petulant piece, made it into the letters pages of this weeks Advertiser. I read with some interest the article in then July 24 edition of the Advertiser about the £800 per day Sir Derek Myers’ views on the … Continue reading

Calling potential new councillors

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From the Advertiser, Published date: 24 July 2015: Calling potential new councillors YOUR town needs you — to play a part of Rotherham’s recovery by standing for the “new” borough council. The all-out elections next May will be a watershed … 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

Commissioners announced!

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Latest spotted by RR: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/directions-to-rotherham-metropolitan-borough-council-and-related-documents Some easily available info on 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 Wonder if any of these has anything to hide? New #Rotherham … Continue reading