Minutes are questioned
The draft minutes of the previous meeting of St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council were rejected after several members felt they did not give a fair account of events.
With the clerk to the council on sick leave the council debated whether the draft minutes were a correct record of the meeting of December 19.
At that meeting there was a discussion as to whether the police should be called following Councillor Jenny Henderson's attempt to access the parish bank account to learn who the signatories were.
They rejected the motion to ask police advice after a lively debate. Councillor Jim Reeves did not feel that the minutes reflected the debate accurately.
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He said: "The minutes give a distorted and one sided account of what happened.
"There was no mention of Councillor Henderson's answer to the accusations against her."
Mr Reeves then read out an alternative version of the minutes which he had drafted. He asked that his version replace the existing draft.
After a discussion in which some councillors questioned the need to change the minutes a vote was taken and Mr Reeve's amendments were accepted.