Councillor quits action team

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A BRIGG councillor has resigned from a neighbourhood action team claiming it is no longer democratic.

During a Brigg Town Council meeting Coun Ben Nobbs (right) announced he had decided to resign from the town’s crime-fighting Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT).

Coun Nobbs told the meeting: “People attend who I believe have no right to attend, but when I said this I was dismissed by the chair.

“I have fought all my life for democracy but that is not how these meetings are now being held. One member of the public was invited by the chairman to attend.”

This means the Brigg and Wolds area no longer has a town council representative on NAT after councillors voted to leave the position vacant.

NAT – which has previously been criticised by the council – sees councillors meet with police and other bodies such as North Lincolnshire Homes and North Lincolnshire Council, to pinpoint areas of concern and agree action to be taken.