A parish council has been plunged into turmoil after the resignation of seven councillors - including its former chairman.
The resignations follow complaints made to West Lindsey District Council about Bardney Parish Council.
Dawn McKenna quit as chairman two weeks ago.
She told the News she felt she had been ‘victimised’ and subjected to a campaign of what she called ‘vexatious allegations’ by other councillors.
Five councillors subsequently resigned, apparently in support of Mrs McKenna.
Mrs McKenna’s husband, Mike, stepped down last weekend.
It is understood the council has eight remaining councillors.
A resident contacted the News to express her concern.
She said: “I think there should be a full investigation into why a decent, hardworking chairman and so many of the really good councillors have felt the need to quit.”
The resident claimed Mrs McKenna had been the subject of complaints made by ‘surviving’ councillors.
She said all the complaints had proved to be “false or unfounded.”
Mrs McKenna confirmed she had resigned but was reluctant to reveal any details.
She added: “It is fair to say there have been a lot of problems and reached the stage where I felt enough was enough.
“I feel I was victimised. There were a number of what I would term vexatious complaints made against me personally.
“It was having an increasingly adverse affect on council business.”
She said that the complaints had been investigated by WLDC.
Mrs McKenna was elected in 2011 and took over as chairman last year.
She explained: “It is very, very sad that it has come to this.”
She said she had concerns about the future of the parish council and various projects in Bardney.
Mrs McKenna revealed she understood Coun Charles Shaw had taken over as chairman. He was not available for comment.
Alan Robinson, monitoring officer for WLDC, said: “West Lindsey will support local democracy in any way we can.
“We have in the past offered support to a number of parish councils including Bardney Parish Council and this offer remains in place.”
He revealed there were no live investigations regarding Bardney Parish Council.