Cromer councillor’s letter to North Norfolk News causes strife at meeting
PUBLISHED: 10:23 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 March 2014
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.