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Former Burntwood Town Council leader resigns as a councillor

A former leader has resigned from Burntwood Town Council.

Cllr Richard Mosson
Cllr Richard Mosson

Richard Mosson is stepping down from the post due to “personal reasons”.

The Conservative councillor had been leader of the council for a year from May 2015.

 A letter from the council’s town clerk to members of the authority revealed Cllr Mosson’s decision.

“I am sure that members will understand and sympathise with his situation which lead him to consider that he did not have time to focus on his duties as a parish councillor.”

The current leader of Burntwood Town Council, Cllr Doug Pullen, paid tribute to his outgoing colleague.

“I understand that he has resigned due to pressures in his work and home life,” he said.

“I’d like to thank Cllr Mosson for his contribution to Burntwood Town Council, including his work on the neighbourhood plan, and wish him all the best for the future.”

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1 Comment

  1. Cllr Sue Woodward

    21st January, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    As Leader of BTC, his only direct achievement when he was asked was the erection of a shed at the Old Mining College. As Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee, he failed to drive the process or even engage fully so that is now stalled again (losing extra funding for our town). As a District Councillor, his attendance has been woeful. In fact, when he had his allowances stopped because of his poor attendance, he emailed all Councillors to say this was an “own goal” by the Tory leadership at LDC, that he wouldn’t bother turning up to the rest of the meetings during the year in question and that the loss of allowance didn’t bother him anyway as he was a higher-rate taxpayer so could afford it – nothing about doing his duty or representing his electors. I just wonder now whether he’ll have the decency to resign his remunerated District Council seat as well as his unremunerated Town Council seat.