A Croxley Green Parish councillor has been banned from entering council property and removed from a council committee after he was labelled a "habitual and vexatious complainant" by the authority.

Councillor Robert Ridley will continue to represent Croxley Green South. However, he will not be permitted to enter parish council property except to attend meetings.

He has also been removed from Croxley Green’s environment and amenity committee.

The decision follows a meeting of the parish council on Thursday, February 27 in which politicians considered Councillor Ridley’s conduct.

In March 2013, Councillor Ridley was deemed to be "pernicious and pestilent" and was told he could not enter council buildings except for meetings, but the latest decision means he will no longer serve on one of the council’s key committees.

A statement from the council said that Councillor Ridley "was considered to be a habitual and vexatious complainant".

It stated: "His continued disregard for the council’s policies, procedure and protocols continued to bring this council into disrepute and undermine all the good work done by his fellow councillors and the staff.

"There was significant concern that he was continuing to send emails to external third parties in which allegations were made, which, without the necessary correct background, the reader would be ill informed of the true position and would get a totally false impression of the work and workings of this council."