It of course depends on how the question was asked and what answers that have already been given (you said no longer communicating). If you have asked a specific question and had an answer ( you may not be happy with it) then it is very easy to wrongly then continue with related questions thereby entering into a continuing back and forth diatribe. Check out whether you have asked the same question repeatedly thereby allowing a claim of vexation in your communication. Has the clerk given a reason for discontinuing your exchange of emails? If it is information you are seeking (ie a document) then a freedom of information request might be the way forward. Check out the councils policy for dealing with FOI and also complaints from the public.