Report Date

03/27/2024

Case Against

Porthcawl Town Council

Subject

Promotion of equality & respect

Case Reference Number

202201160/202201353

Outcome

Referred to Standards Committee

The Ombudsman investigated 2 complaints made by a member of the public (“the first complainant”) and the Former Clerk (“the second complainant”) to Porthcawl Town Council (“the Town Council”) about a Member (“the Member”) of the Town Council.

It was alleged by the first complainant that the Member had used racial slurs and disrespectful language towards other members of the Town Council on social media.

It was alleged by the second complainant the Member had used disrespectful language towards the Former Clerk on social media and had refused to apologise at a Town Council meeting.

We referred our report on our investigation to the Monitoring Officer of Bridgend County Borough Council for consideration by its Standards Committee.

This summary will be updated following the Standards Committee’s decision.