Councillor makes apology

By Ellen Grindley in Politics

TOWN councillor Alison Foden has made a public apology to Dawlish Town Council staff following criticism she made over email exchanges in relation to the revived Dawlish in Bloom competition.

Cllr Foden had claimed she had received ‘a volume of nasty and intimidating’ emails and made a public statement at a previous council meeting.

The Dawlish in Bloom issue had caused some concern because it had been revived by three town councillors when the council had previously ruled it should have no involvement and be run solely by a community group.

Speaking at the July full council meeting, Cllr Foden said: ‘I had been upset by the tone and content of some of the emails I had had. The language I used and my response was inappropriate and has caused offence which was not intended.

‘I wish to make a full public apology and apologise for making false accusations that the emails were intimidating.’

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