Councillor slammed by court over breach of community orders
A TOWN councillor has been slammed by magistrates for her ‘attitude’ towards court orders.
Tracey Lorde, 45, who sits on Poynton Town Council, is accused of breaching two community orders.
In September last year she admitted drink driving and was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work.
Then in December she was sentenced to an additional 150 hours for assaulting her son and damaging his belongings.
But during a hearing at Macclesfield magistrates’ court on February 2, the probation service said the orders are ‘unworkable due to health issues and behaviour to staff’.
Officers applied to revoke the orders and re-sentence Lorde but magistrates refused ‘given the failure of the defendant to attend and her general attitude towards the court orders’.
The probation service is now to issue breach proceedings, which means Lorde will be sent a court summons.
Lorde, of London Road South, Poynton, is a member of Poynton Conservative Association and runs a hair salon on School Lane, Poynton.
In a previous hearing the court was told Lorde was seeking help for alcoholism.
●● Coun Tracey Lorde