Former mayor’s business forced into liquidation
A COMPANY run by a Stowmarket town councillor has been forced into liquidation and another business set up that operates at the same location.
Former town mayor Debbie Ball co-directed Developing Younger Minds Ltd, based at Lion Barn Industrial Estate in Needham Market, which went into compulsory liquidation on June 13 this year.
But now Mrs Ball is one of the directors for Beat The Boredom Kids Club, a community interest company operating out of the same building.
A Facebook page for the premises at the industrial estate states that the business has gone through a ‘rebranding’.
It reads: “It’s been a long time since we have used this page because we have changed company names and are using a new Facebook page.”
Stowmarket town clerk David Blackburn said the matter had nothing to do with Mrs Ball’s position as a councillor.
He said: “My view is that it is a private matter resulting from someone’s personal business affairs and I am not in a position to comment as I don’t know the gacts of the matter.
“What I would say is this is seperate from Councillor Debbie Ball’s public duties which she carries out with dedication supporting many charities and good causes.
“The council’s financial affairs are in good order and are properly managed.”
Cllr Ball was unavailable for comment.
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