Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

CEREDIGION SUSPENDS 'BULLY' JONES

  • Comment
Ceredigion CC Independent member Hywel Jones has been suspended for bullying and intimidating staff, and accusing t...
Ceredigion CC Independent member Hywel Jones has been suspended for bullying and intimidating staff, and accusing them of negligence, lying and incompetence.

A special council meeting last week heard evidence from chief executive Owen Watkin that Mr Jones had 'invariably demanded immediate action with express or implied threats' from staff. Officers were known to have broken down under the pressure (LGC, 6 November).

After the meeting the council said Mr Jones had used the council's typing facilities to send letters to council departments, usually by fax, putting pressure for immediate replies and disrupting the normal work of the council.

'Letters were intimidating and were abusive,' it said.

The meeting decided to suspend Mr Jones from all committees, from outside bodies and from his position of vice-chairman of the review committee for three months.

It was also decided he should only be able to enter staff offices by appointment.

The council said Mr Jones had been given an opportunity to reply to the charges at an earlier meeting of the standards committee, but he declined and sought an adjournment for at least a month.

Mr Jones was unavailable for comment.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.