I MADE the following statement at tonight's council meeting:
"Mr Mayor, the Standards Panel of the Local Government Association has upheld the appeal of Mr Ian Brown and dismissed the decision of this council's Code of Conduct Panel in relation to his complaint about me. The Standards Panel determined that I should be cautioned and that I should undertake training in my role as a councillor. The Panel also directed that I apologise to Mr Brown for unintentional hurt or embarrassment, and I do so now."
Mayor Martyn Evans has received a copy of the Standards Panel determination and will table it at next month's council meeting, as required by the Local Government Meeting Procedure Regulations.