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Complainant Name:
Accessible Transport West Somerset

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Crier

Complaint:

Mrs Barbara Middleton, Interim Manager for Accessible Transport West Somerset (a community transport scheme) complained that an article reporting the resignation of one of its co-ordinators contained inaccuracies. The complainant argued that Mr Ron Wright had not ‘resigned’ but had – in fact – accepted redundancy, a package which included several thousands of pounds of charitable funds in a tax free redundancy payment. Furthermore, the complainant said that there had been no price increase from £20 to £125 for the use of the scheme’s mini bus and that there had been no ‘huge hike’ in price for many users.

Resolution:

The newspaper offered to publish a letter from the complainant to allow her to set out her position. However, the complainant decided to let the matter rest and allow her concerns to be registered through a statement on the PCC website.

Report: 73



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