Whatever happened to the Eastwood Deal?


A FOCUS on anti-social behaviour in Eastwood saw 2,200 warnings and 450 formal notices handed out — but residents say much more is needed. Rotherham Borough Council launched its Eastwood Deal plan last summer, with South Yorkshire Police allocating a … Continue reading

Testament to Emma’s success?


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After 14 months of the Eastwood deal, here is  what you get for your money.    The lead officer, Karen Hanson, has thrown the towel in, how long before the others follow? Too much to handle ? The pictures below … Continue reading

CSE – the Taxi connection


Readers of Rotherham Politics will be familiar with Adele Gladman, the researcher who attempted to alert Rotherham Council to the problem of gang rape and child trafficking as early as 2002 and who was rewarded by being implicitly threatened by … Continue reading

Council’s plan to tackle crime in Eastwood


EASTWOOD now has its own mini-police force and council masterplan in the hope of tackling antisocial behaviour, crime and litter. A sergeant and three police officers, along with PCSOs, are patrolling on a daily basis as part of plans to … Continue reading

Some labour must have missed


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Snail mail has also provided us with another interesting piece on the ‘due diligence’ failure at the heart of labour group, read it and weep. As this is a political matter, perhaps it should be asked of Chris Read, our … Continue reading

Council tax arrears spans political divide


YP Comment: Council tax and a right to know. Name non-payment councillors IF it was not for the Freedom of Information Act, and the successful campaign to compel public bodies to release matters of public interest which would previously have … Continue reading