‘Time to move on’ as action row continues

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THE ROW over Brigg’s representation at the Neighbourhood Action Team meetings continued to rumble on at the latest town council meeting.

Coun Mike Campion was unhappy there had been no reply to the council’s written question about the status of representatives from the town – many he claimed attended by invitation – and on whether meetings are in the public domain.

“I find it unsatisfactory that we have had no written reply after six weeks,” he said.

“When we write a letter to North Lincolnshire we expect an officer to write in reply, and for that to arrive within two weeks.”

North Lincolnshire councillors Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham also sit in the town council chamber. Coun Sherwood said: “The monitoring officer said an earlier letter had covered everything. I suggest Coun Campion is being a bit poetic.”

“I feel these meetings are not in the public domain,” added clerk Jeanette Woollard.

“Public meetings are when the press are invited to attend and clearly they are not in this case.

“We are banging our heads against a brick wall over this,” concluded Coun Campion, who agreed the time had come to move on.

As previously reported, the issue came up after Coun Ben Nobbs had resigned from the committee, questioning its status.

Coun Chris Dyson has now been elected as the town council’s representative.