Appeal for calm made at Redbridge Council meeting as councillors clash over funds

Redbridge Town Hall

Redbridge Town Hall - Credit: Archant

The gloves were off at last night’s committee meeting as a councillor had to be calmed down after giving a four-letter expletive to describe his thoughts on funding cuts.

Cllr Fairley-Churchill (Cons, Bridge) was speaking during a debate on proposals to scrap the mobility scheme at the health, social care and civic pride service committee meeting at Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford.

He became impassioned after hearing from an elderly man who shared worries about he and his wife becoming housebound.

After a vote, resulting in five for and six against to withdraw the proposals, Cllr Fairley-Churchill swore and called the proposals “ridiculous”.

Cllr Gurdial Bhamra (Lab, Clayhall) who chaired the meeting appealed for calm and asked members to “remember that we are all adults.”

An unreserved apology was made by Cllr Fairley-Churchill which was accepted by committee members.

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