A quick run down of the responsibility positions held by Maltby’s Rotherham Borough Councillors :

Councillor Amy L. Rushforth

Amy L. Rushforth

 Ward: Maltby

Party: Labour


Councillor Rushforth has been a member of the Council since 2000 and is currently Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism.

Not seen much of either of these aspects being actioned and improved in Maltby recently. Our Cabinet Member for culture is all for pulling down the iconic Grammar School frontage and bulldozing through woods to make inadequate carparks.  Don’t know of any new cafes, shops, B&B’s being created down the street either, unless we count the new Queens Hotel, but that’s a private business venture. Be very grateful if anyone could suggest  examples of how Cllr Rushforth is delivering her duties in line with her pay cheque.

Councillor Christine Beaumont

Christine Beaumont

Ward: Maltby

Party: Labour


Councillor Beaumont was elected a Councillor on 5th May, 2011 and is a Senior Adviser for the Cabinet Member for Safeguarding Children and Adults, Vice-Chairman of the Wentworth Valley Area Assembly and a member of the Self Regulation Select Commission and the Health Select Commission.

Safeguarding children and adults ? Has she any idea of the disaster waiting to happen around Cliff Hill, Lilly Hall Rd and Braithwell Rd even before the Infants and Juniors almagamate ? Does she care one iota about the residents, children and workers in this area when building commences ? Can you believe that this woman LIVES on Lilly Hall Rd – all be it the other side to the proposed building ? Is any adult or child safer now that Cllr Beaumont has this role … … ? As for the Self Regulation Select Commission well, that speaks for itself. Would welcome examples of    Cllr Beaumonts skills as Vice Chair of WVAA . Her Vice-chairmanship of Maltby Town Council leaves a lot to be desired.

Councillor Maggie Godfrey

Maggie Godfrey

Ward: Maltby

Party: Labour


Councillor Godfrey was elected a Councillor on 3rd May, 2012 and is an Adviser to the Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Economic Growth and Prosperity, a member of the Planning Board and Self Regulation Select Commission.

Good to see that newly elected Cllr Maggie Godfrey who lives in Wickersley is a member of the Planning Board. Maybe someone on the board will be able to tell her where Maltby Academy is and why the electorate are getting a bit narked at just another old building. Perhaps they can also explain about why it IS  important to know who holds the deeds of a building, especially when   it has changed ownership over the years and is now in the hands of a private company whose interest is in business and technology, possibly at the expense of Maltby children’s education.

Here’s hoping that Cllr Godfrey manages to advise the Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Economic Growth and Prosperity that Maltby Town Centre really could do with some economic growth and prosperity.




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  1. D. Chambers says:

    All three have betrayed the principles of the Labour party and the children of Maltby by supporting a policy to merge business with education in the form of academies. No genuine advocate of a classless society would attempt to treat children like commodities and entrust their education and personal development to market forces and think their achievements could be used as currency on some top 100 trading platform or league table.

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