What is known?
The ‘blue badge abuser is a Borough Councillor and a member of Labour Group.
It was his wife’s blue badge that was abused! She was not present at the time, which made this an offence.
Thanks to Tim Mumford, a legal flaw was discovered in the order that had been used on more than one occasion, to successfully prosecute a member of the public for just this offence.
The Blue Badge abusing councillor has been revealed to be another member of the ‘Barron clan’, Colin Barron! Why is it that councillors have so much of a problem with car parking? When Colin Barron was caught why was a cover-up mounted? To save the skin of this miserable specimen?
The voters of Keppel Ward certainly deserve much better than him?
It is Rotherham Politics view that Rotherham Borough Council is run for the benefit of the few, not the many, seems to have resonance in this grubby little tale of local government sleaze!
Warning for blue badge holders as Rotherham man fined £125 A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to Blue Badge misuse in Rotherham. Oliver Luke Trepte, of Claremont Street, Kimberworth, pleaded guilty by post and was convicted at Rotherham Magistrates Court … Continue reading
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Colin Barron has issued his leaflet in support of his campaign for re-election in Keppel Ward. Click on image to read the whole leaflet: Previously: The Blue Badge Files
Even a cursory glance at this panel of candidates, that Labour is foisting upon the people of Rotherham, reveals some pretty deadbeat, partial retreads! What do readers think? Ward Candidate Anston & Woodsetts Jo Burton Boston Castle Rose McNeely Brinsworth … Continue reading
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The Council boasts at it’s success in obtaining another prosecution of a ‘blue badge abuser’. Rings rather hollow when Rotherham Labour Group are still protecting the ‘blue badge abuser’ in their midst! One law for the public, quite another if … Continue reading
Friday’s Star brought us more news of the successful prosecutions of three ‘blue badge abusers’, who used someone else’s blue badge when the holder was not present! Emma Gaffney, aged 38, of Ascension Mews, Maltby, Ronald Steele, 67, of Herringthorpe … Continue reading →
Rotherham is rapidly building up an increasingly long list of councillors guilty of acting outrageously but go, as yet, unpunished by the Rotherham Labour Local Government Committee, Labour Group or the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Labour Party. The labour Party … Continue reading →
Rotherham Politics has had a response from Disabled Motoring to our story: RMBC wins award from Disabled Motoring UK – Despite having the Blue Badge Abusing Councillor! I quote: “Disabled Motoring UK awarded Rotherham MBC Parking Services this award because they … Continue reading →
Michael Elmer, remember him? He came up with the term ‘Scum Labour’ to describe the secretive and corrupt ways that infect the ‘body politic’ through large swathes of labour’s northern ‘heartlands’. Michael has kindly supplied the information for this tale … Continue reading →
Disabled Motoring UK has announced its awards for 2011. Rotherham Parking Enforcement Team has won the 2011 Award for Effective Enforcement, a new award. Martin Beard, the council’s parking services manager proudly collected the award at ceremony organised by Disabled … Continue reading →
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana (1863-1952) An Introduction to proper scrutiny of those who tell us that they serve us and are accountable to us the Rotherham citizens. Principles in Rotherham Public … Continue reading →
Not ‘Blue Badge’ abuse, but another story of abuse of privileges, this time from Leicester: ‘Top officers involved in cancelling councillor’s parking fines” Monday, August 29, 2011 The two most senior officers at Leicester City Council were involved in the … Continue reading →
Upon opening my print copy of the ‘Tiser this week, on page 6, there was an excellent piece under Gareth Dennison’s by-line, dealing with the Millers loan and the Titans financial arrangements re Millmoor. He was reporting the July Meeting … Continue reading →
Crackdown on Blue Badge Abuse begins – Outrage when Blue Badge Abusing Councillor still being protected!,
The Yorkshire Post brought us news of a fresh clampdown on Blue Badge Cheats in Rotherham! Clampdown on parking fraudsters Published on Wednesday 27 May 2009 11:05 DRIVERS who use disabled parking badges when they are not entitled will have … Continue reading →
When the scandal of ‘blue badge abuse’ by a councillor first emerged, it seemed no more than a symptom of casual labour arrogance. As this sorry tale was investigated it revealed much of the control structure, routinely used to keep … Continue reading →
Tales from the Town Hall brings us fresh insight into this rather murky little affair with their recent posting of this story entitled, “Red Faces Over Blue Badge Mystery.” Readers should especially note the sentence, “The Council is warning that … Continue reading →
Peter Thirlwall has asked the following question of Councillor Richard Russell: Question to Councillor Richard Russell “Can the Cabinet Member for Town Centres tell this chamber who the elected member is that has been found to have illegally used a … Continue reading →
Information just in, raises more questions than it answers! A source has told us that, in addition to the as yet unnamed Councillor, four other cases were included and most worrying of all, the Order under which all prosecutions had … Continue reading →
Don Buxton, a redoubtable fighter for the truth and a little openness from our most secretive council, has been trying to get to the bottom of the Blue Badge abuse scandal, first exposed by this blog on April 7th. As … Continue reading →
Parking cheat used dead son-in-law’s blue badge Posted On: 29 March 2011 ILLEGALLY using a disabled parking badge has landed a motorist with a bill of more than £800. Alan Dixon (73), of Sycamore Avenue, Wickersley, was ordered to pay … Continue reading →
Thanks goes to anonymous for sending us this piece of corroborating evidence that there has been a recent issue involving a councillor abusing his wife’s disability Blue Badge whilst she was elsewhere. From: Beard, Martin Sent: 06 April 2011 14:23 … Continue reading →
At Rotherham Politics we receive information from anonymous sources on a regular basis. All are gratefully received and investigated. I share with you the contents of a recent example: “A councillor has been caught using his wife’s blue badge when … Continue reading →