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Complainant Name:
Mr Brian Gibson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Ferryhill & Chilton Chapter

Complaint:

Mr Brian Gibson of Ferryhill complained that an article reporting that he had highlighted a procedural error which led to the unexpected closure of the Ferryhill Community Partnership AGM was misleading. The complainant made the following points clear: his attendance at the Partnership meetings was made in his personal capacity rather than as Secretary of the Ferryhill Allotment Association; the Partnership was a charity with a legally binding constitution requiring adherence to procedural regulations the convening of the AGM, the nomination of people seeking office and the presentation of the income and expenditure accounts to the AGM for their endorsement; and that the Chairman had no choice but to close the meeting when it became clear that those procedural regulations had not been met.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant and his concerns were set out in a statement on the PCC website.

Report: 73



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