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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Irene Brumwell Resigns From Council

Irene is the fifth councillor to resign from the Town Council this year. She completed her year as the last Mayor of Castle Morpeth in March but has since carried on as a Ponteland councillor. Until now! She said ‘My main reason for originally standing in the election of 2003 was to help the people of Ponteland’. And that has been her guiding principle in her six years as Councillor.
‘But now’, says Irene, ‘There have been a lot of changes, in personnel, in the attitudes of authority and many things have changed’. When the mayor, Robin Ramsay, accused her in a meeting of having bad eyesight as she had not seen the local policeman since Party in the Park in June she no longer felt her role was effective. She was no longer getting the support from the council. Well known in Ponteland Irene will have more time to follow her many other interests.

By Muriel Sobo