On 19 May 2020, councillors in Sheringham Town Council’s Sheringham Community Support group made a statement in a Full Council meeting that the founders of Mutual Aid Sheringham (MASh) were, at that time, subject to a police investigation. Sheringham Town Council has accepted that the statement was incorrect and should not have been made. Sheringham Town Council has agreed to issue an apology (please see below) and pay damages and costs to the founders of MASh.
Dear Caz and Jo as founders of Mutual Aid Sheringham (“MASh”)
Sheringham Town Council would like to apologise for the statement made during the Full Council meeting on 19 May 2020 by Councillors in STC’s Sheringham Community Support, in which it was stated that you were at that time subject to a police investigation.
Sheringham Town Council accepts that the statement was incorrect and should not have been made.
Whilst it is not possible to change the minutes of the meeting of 19 May 2020, at the Full Council meeting on 17th November 2020 it will be noted that the statement was incorrect and refer to the minutes in question.
Sheringham Town Council understands that you have suffered loss and damage as a result of the statement, and recognises that publication of the statement led to negative representation of the good work MASh has done for the community.
In future, Sheringham Town Council will ensure that the accuracy of any information shared relating to the community activities you undertake through MASh or other emerging organisations will be checked prior to publication.
Sheringham Town Council intends that the settlement agreed together with this apology will bring an end to this episode.