Council approves closure of two children’s homes

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A REGIONAL agency will be used for children’s residential care after Rotherham Borough Council shuts two of its three remaining homes. RMBC commissioner Patricia Bradwell approved the closure of Silverwood in Sunnyside and Cherry Tree House in Kimberworth, saving £1.2 … Continue reading

Children’s home closures: Rotherham Council lobbied

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Union members are lobbying Rotherham Council over its plans to close two of its three children’s homes. The authority is proposing to close Silverwood and Cherry Tree House, which are both currently vacant. It wants to shut what it calls … Continue reading

Robin remonstrates – calls us crackpots!

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Received this missive of complaint from Robin Symonds, the UNISON official, remonstrating with me. I have published the text of his email together with my response as I thought readers might be interested: Rik I am becoming increasingly frustrated by … Continue reading

Where was Robin?

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As I arrived at the Town hall today I spotted Mr Symonds holding a petition, tied up with a red ribbon. With him were six or seven union supporters. As per news item on Local TV, Mr Symonds had the … Continue reading

News from 38degrees on the SureStart Petition

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“Dear Friends, Thank you for signing the petition Don’t close Sure Start Children’s Centres in Rotherham. We are a holding a family event this Saturday (March 29th) starting with a march from the Town Hall from 11:30am to All Saints … Continue reading