WITHOUT wishing to dwell on the circumstances of recent events in Seaford, I am reminded of that famous quote from Lady Bracknell in Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which could be applied, after amendment, to Ian Nicholson, the Leader of Lewes District Council, to read, “To have one Lewes District Councillor in Seaford West ward suspended may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”
I myself had the experience of a suspension while on Lewes District Council some years ago, but the Standards Board for England found I had no case to answer. No criminal charges were pressed.
I think in the circumstances the suspensions meted out to Councillors Groves and White could be said to be lenient.
And as yet (June 3) there is no word on what will be imposed at Seaford Town Council level, if anything.
Ringmer Road, Seaford