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

Face to Face: Cromer mayor Yvonne Nolan.

Face to Face: Cromer mayor Yvonne Nolan. - Credit: Archant

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.

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