A leading member of Horncastle Town Council could face disciplinary action after being accused of a breach of media policy.
It is understood Councillor Richard Barker is alleged to have broken regulations after a letter he signed was published in the News.
The matter was due to be discussed at a town council meeting last week but was deferred as Coun Barker did not attend because of ‘business commitments.’
A decision was also deferred the previous month - again because Coun Barker did not attend.
In his absence last week, Coun Steve Newton, who is a district councillor, accused Coun Barker of also sending him ‘insulting’ emails.
Councillors Ann Wayne and Angela Birchall described the allegations as petty and said the council needed to move on and discuss more urgent matters.
However, Coun Newton said the alleged breach was important.
He added: “We need to discuss it face to face with Coun Barker.
“He sends quite rude emails. Some of them are insulting.”
Coun Lynda Baker said Coun Barker should attend the next meeting to explain his actions.
Coun Birchall countered by saying: “What is the point in all this? It is petty. We have more urgent things to deal with.”
The News contacted Coun Barker after the meeting and he said he had sent the council a letter defending allegations of a media breach.
He added: “That letter makes my position very clear. I have no further comment.”
He said he stood by the content of emails sent to Coun Newton and denied they were insulting.