HE stayed just 14 minutes to conclude formalities then town clerk Erbie Murat was off- to play no further part in the management committee set up to run Wisbech Market Place.
Part of the unofficial deal to resolve what’s been termed ‘marketgate’ was the decision by the Tory controlled council to hand all future arrangements for the market to a committee that excluded their town clerk.
Mr Murat had been at the centre of an escalating row over waste collection from market traders – and at one stage threatened to sue a trader for alleging he was not qualified to handle markets.
On Tuesday night, however, the committee- to be responsible for cleaning, toilets and markets- was set up and includes stall holder representatives and councillors with the clerk represented by his deputy, Susanah Farmer.
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