WELSHPOOL Town Council has been forced into a U-turn after the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales dropped an investigation into a councillor for strongly worded Facebook comments.

Meeting behind closed doors last Wednesday Welshpool Town Council looked again at the complaints against Cllr Heather Chave.

In January, Cllr Heather Chave had been given a warning letter for alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct after the council had discussed the complaints made against her.

This followed a heated exchange on Facebook during which she used strong language after being challenged over her part in a demonstration against the Boxing Day Hunt meeting in Welshpool.

But last week it emerged that the Ombudsman had decided that there was no case to investigate due to lack of evidence.

Welshpool Town clerk, Robert Robinson, said: “The council accepts the result of the Ombudsman Report with regard to Cllr Heather Chave.

“The matter is now closed and the council looks forward to Heather continuing her great work with us for the community.’

Asked if the warning letter and reprimand had been withdrawn, Mr Robinson, replied: “There was no reprimand letter. The matter was referred to the Ombudsman for decision.”