Cromer councillor’s letter to North Norfolk News causes strife at meeting

PUBLISHED: 10:23 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 March 2014

Face to Face: Cromer mayor Yvonne Nolan.

Face to Face: Cromer mayor Yvonne Nolan.


A former mayor of Cromer was reminded of her responsibilities to the town council after she wrote a critical letter to the North Norfolk News.

Councillor Philip Harris raised the issue at Monday’s council meeting where he said the letter on February 20 was misleading and a breach of council’s code of conduct.

Councillor Yvonne Nolan’s letter referred to the council’s 31pc increase in its precept. It said: “The district and county councils are once again freezing the council tax and I feel that is exactly what Cromer Town Council should do.”

On Monday she said: “I think it would have been a decent act if the clerk had informed me of this beforehand. I was a councillor for 12 years before I had a break so I don’t think there is much I don’t know.”

Julie Chance, clerk to the council, said an email had been sent out to all councillors informing them of the item for discussion.

Mrs Nolan said: “I don’t sit there all day waiting by the computer.”

Councillor Hilary Cox said: “Even if we don’t agree with what happens here, if a decision is made we are supposed to stand by it.”

The council voted to write to Mrs Nolan to remind her of her responsibility.

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