THE Promoting Heywood and District Committee is in turmoil over the two-year suspension of long-serving volunteer Joy Savill.
At a fiery meeting on Tuesday night, committee president Tom Ingram admitted the decision to suspend Mrs Savill was not made by the full executive committee and that not all members of the executive were notified of the February 3 meeting.
Mrs Savill was suspended from being a member of Promoting Heywood or any of its umbrella groups for apparently bringing the committee into disrepute.
It is understood the unveiling of a memorial plaque in memory of her late husband Milton Savill, near the Pioneer Wagon Shed and Museum, during this year’s Australia Day celebrations, without the approval of the town’s public gardens committee of management and other organisations, triggered the suspension.
While Promoting Heywood has noted that it was not a meeting of the full executive, attempts to overturn the suspension were unsuccessful with the issue set to be raised again on April 1.
Read the full article in Friday’s Portland Observer.