Castletown Commissioners have confirmed that chairwoman Carol Quine has resigned from the board.

Last month Ms Quine’s fellow board members passed a vote of no confidence in her following an issue involving her dog.

A statement from the clerk of the Commissioners said the board has accepted her resignation ‘which therefore took effect immediately upon delivery of the notice’.

The statement added: ‘It is a matter of disappointment the Board that after several weeks of silence, Miss Quine has, through her public press release chosen to make misleading comments about an employee of the town discharging their duties that the Commissioners refute in their entirety.

‘Nonetheless, the Board of Castletown Town Commissioners regret that Miss Quine chose to resign as a Commissioner and wish to thank her for her many years of service to the town. It is anticipated that an election for Chairman will be held on 1st November 2021 at 18:30. Until such time as a new Chairman is elected, the Vice Chairman Mr Ludford-Brooks will discharge all relevant duties.A decision regarding the timing of an election to fill the casual vacancy created by Miss Quine resignation will follow. The Commissioners are mindful that an early election under the current legislation will disenfranchise any voters who can not cast a vote in person.’

It is not made clear what comments the board is saying Ms Quine has made that are allegedly ‘misleading’ and Gef has not seen the release issued by Ms Quine.

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