Cromer councillor’s letter to North Norfolk News causes strife at meeting
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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.
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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.'
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The council voted to write to Mrs Nolan to remind her of her responsibility.