Tuesday, 6 June 2017

In Rochdale, lack of curiousity at the Top!

Is Blasé Behaviour an occupational disease in local politics?
LAST Tuesday, Carl Faulkner a candidate in the 2016 local elections in Rochdale, sent the letter below to the editor of the Rochdale Observer.  In this letter he pondered the Rochdale Chief Executive's comment on the authority being 'blasé' about child abuse while failing to fully investigate the dissapearance of documentation at a polling station in the 2016 local elections.  Northern Voices cand report that the Rochdale Observer has failed to publish Mr. Faulkner's letter this week.

From: C Faulkner
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:44 PM
To: rochdaleobserver@menmedia.co.uk
Subject: Your Views
Dear Sir/Madam, 
According to the Chief Executive, Steve Rumbelow, our council should not allow itself to become blasé in the fight against child abuse (Ob 20th May).  Not allow itself?  Why anyone, or any organisation would need to guard against such an attitude developing in matters relating to child abuse, is beyond my comprehension. 
But what about other areas of council responsibility? At last year’s local elections, anti-fraud documentation disappeared from a polling station before any count had even taken place. The council’s Chief Executive kept it quiet, did not report it to the police and made out that everything was just hunky-dory. 
All-in-all, a very blasé attitude. 

Carl Faulkner, 
Rooley Moor Road, Rochdale

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