Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rotherham Area Assemblies – A closer look

It has occurred to me on many occasions that Rotherham’s Area Assemblies are not as widely known about by the general public as the authorities might have us think. The names and boundaries are rather confusing too eg. Maltby parliamentary constituency is … Continue reading

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Clutching at straws, Passing the buck..or both

Dear Community Member Wentworth Valley Area Assembly Invite you to an event “Raising Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation – Help Stamp it Out!” Monday 2nd March 5.30pm – 6.30pm – Wickersley Community Centre Child sexual exploitation is a crime which … Continue reading

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Roger Stone summoned to Parliament

From The Guardian : The former leader of Rotherham council has been summoned to parliament to answer questions about his handling of the town’s sexual exploitation scandal. Roger Stone stepped down last August on the day the damning Jay report … Continue reading

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Shameless Labour in South Anston

They’re out and about in South Anston too “on the Labour doorstep” as they put it. Can only repeat – Shameless, disgraceful attitudes and behaviour. The people of Rotherham are obviously being treated with utter contempt by these “representatives” who … Continue reading

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Shameless Labour in Maltby

Seems this is what our MP, councillors / ex-cabinet members where up to at the weekend. How does Beaumont, Godfrey and others have the gall to be out on the streets of campaigning for the very party who has caused … Continue reading

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I – Spy my MP

Spotted  our Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron yesterday in Maltby, coming out of his daughter’s (Cllr Amy Rushforth) house. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to try and engage both him and his daughter in any sort of conversation about anything … Continue reading

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“Mr Ethical” – Nicholas Wilson’s extraordinary story of “whistleblowing” & HSBC

Just came across Nicholas Wilson on the  BBC 1 programme The Big Questions.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007zpll An incredible, ongoing story by a very brave man.  In a so-called democratic, “moral” and “ethical”  society, I feel humbled by this man’s courage. (Somewhat unfortunate, … Continue reading

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Police working on 171 ‘active’ abuse cases

Worksop Guardian reports that police are working on a possible 171 ‘active’ child abuse cases. http://m.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/local/police-working-on-171-possible-child-abuse-cases-in-south-yorkshire-1-7101210

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After Rotherham : How can councils do more to protect children ?

Cllr David Simmonds –  Deputy Leader of London Borough of Hillingdon and chairman of the LGA Children and Young People Board has this to say : ” The most important lesson from the child abuse scandal in Rotherham is that … Continue reading

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Who is the senior Rotherham Local Government Association figure, in this report ?

From Local Govt Chronicle   11 February, 2015 | By Sarah Calkin http://www.lgcplus.com/news/childrens-services “LGA voices doubts as Pickles goes further than Casey recommends A senior Local Government Association figure and one of the highest profile council leaders have broken a political … Continue reading

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