Resident impedes council

Parish council chairman Mark Gilson

Parish council chairman Mark Gilson

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A member of the public has been slammed for ‘severely interfering’ with a parish council’s ability to deliver services.

At its annual parish meeting last night, Rothbury chairman Coun Mark Gilson told councillors and members of the public that numerous complaints from one resident, including legal action against the small authority, have led to the council putting thousands of pounds in reserve in case of more action.

And he said that the time and effort the councillors have had to spend on this member of the public had ‘severely interfered with Rothbury Parish Council’s ability to deliver the services residents deserve.’


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