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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Parish councillor suspended over bullying

Ron Heath, a member of St Mabyn parish council, and retired policeman, has been banned from attending council meetings for three months after a Cornwall Council's standards tribunal found his conduct towards present clerk Jenny Hoskin unacceptable.
He was accused of breaching numerous parts of the council's code of conduct, including failing to treat others with respect, bullying, and bringing St Mabyn parish council into disrepute.
Six members have resigned from the parish council since last summer, including the then chairman, Les Wood.
Three – Charlotte Barry, Ian Kemp and Andy Titcomb – said they could no longer tolerate the "rude, vexatious and disruptive behaviour'' demonstrated by certain other councillors.
Mr Heath, a former clerk to the parish council himself, was suspended last Friday after the tribunal found he had breached the code of conduct by making a personal attack on Mrs Hoskin in a letter to her.
Full Cornish Guardian article by Oscar Morse

Further general background info from BBC Radio Cornwall's Graham Smith.


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