Camborne "ass" jibe councillor Jeff Collins resigns
A CAMBORNE Town Councillor who referred to a former council member as an “ass” has resigned.
Jeff Collins, the now former chairman of the amenities committee, resigned earlier this week but claims it is because he is "fed up" with members of the council not because of his “inappropriate remarks.”
He had referred to former councillor Tony Bunce as an “ass” in a meeting of the town council's amenities committee when Mr Bunce asked the council to look into waste spread by seagulls and cats on bin day.
Mr Bunce’s written request was also met with the V-sign from the mayor Mike Champion.
Speaking to West Briton about his resignation Mr Collins said: “I want to make it absolutely clear that my resignation has nothing to do with the inappropriate comment I made in that meeting. It was below my normal very high standards.
“It was time for me to go because I am concerned with the lack of work from some members of the council and a bit fed up.”
Mr Collins told the West Briton he would make an un-reserved apology for his remarks.
Regarding the comment Mr Bunce said: “I have written to the town clerk and I am waiting for a response. I was surprised that the councillors personalised my request and decided to have a pop at me. I haven’t seen the minutes and don’t want to respond to hearsay.”