Once again we have the sorry sight of two RMBC Councillors-Jo Burton and Emma Hoddinot this time-pretending all is well with and in Rotherham. November edition of ‘Your Mag’ Page 18. “Reclaim the Streets – Reclaim the Night” These two stalwarts of the Labour party want people with their families to join them on 14th November at 6:30pm at the Town Hall and stroll round Rotherham until 7:30pm. Quote: “….so many areas of town will be brightly lit and attractive. Some will not be however………..” The Killer Phrase. In 2014 former Mayor John Foden said in response to a question from the member of the public at an RMBC Council Meeting, on the question of public safety on the streets in Rotherham, “The streets are perfectly safe, I’d take my wife around Rotherham in the evening”. Did John Foden speak the truth- which was accepted by Burton and Hoddinot without question- OR- was he telling porkies and our two ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ councillors decided to keep quiet? That’s the trouble when you have a ‘poor’ memory; You never remember or recall conversations or meetings-or the truth. Perhaps Emma Hoddinot would like us to forget she was Deputy Leader to Paul Lakin-a man who was forced to resign when the CSE scandal overwhelmed RMBC-and yes, she was included in Louise Casey’s ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ remarks and Jo Burton would absolutely love everyone to forget her years involved in (N0) Child Protection roles in RMBC. She was also classed as ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ at the same time as “I’ve forgotten” Hoddinot. Everyone should be able to walk the streets of our towns and cities at any times of the day or night without fearing for their safety but in the real world of feral gangs, rapists and untrustworthy taxi drivers would YOU let your unaccompanied teenagers walk around Rotherham Town Centre after 8pm during the months October-March? Perhaps Burton and Hoddinot ‘forget’ what John Foden said and they agreed with? Tsk. Rotten memories.