Councillors in spotlight over low meetings attendance
Three Rotherham councillors have each attended just one meeting in the last six months – the bare minimum needed to prevent them automatically losing their seat on the authority – a campaigner for local authority reform in the town has found.
Highways expert in u-turn over village 'fracking' proposals
A public inquiry called to decide whether ‘pre-fracking’ exploration work can go ahead in South Yorkshire has heard from a council highways expert who is in conflict with his authority over its rejection of the proposal.
Green belt rules ignored for camp site development
Plans for what will become the largest campsite for tourists in Rotherham have been approved by councillors on a site close to Rother Valley country park and the proposed Gulliver’s theme park, even though council officials say the development is technically “inappopriate” because the site is within the green belt.
Householders face green bin charge in Rotherham as part of recycling shake-up
Rubbish collections in Rotherham face a shake-up which will take nine months to complete after councillors accepted a range of changes including the introduction of a charge for green waste collections and the introduction of smaller bins for general waste collections.