Scottie >> Happens to the best of us! My LA seemingly tries to push everything back "for local resolution" whereby you "say sorry" and nothing more is done. I've argued against this. I've stated to them that they haven't heard my side of the story and to say sorry is an admission of guilt. They've "threatened" formal investigation over my matter and I said I welcomed it; I would have loved the shady going's on at my council to have been formally documented and publicly available. Instead, the chair and the clerk had raised so many complaints about so many councillors over the most ridiculous of things, the LA called in an outside company to "investigate". We're still waiting on the findings, but suffice to say, they weren't exactly thorough. The investigation took the form of sending people questionnaires just before Christmas and then a brief 30min chat a couple of weeks ago. No evidence was asked for, so the whole thing is based on anecdotes and opinion.
I just can't wait for May to come round. I can honestly say the short time I've been a parish councillor has felt like community service for a crime I'm yet to commit.