UNCERTAINTY still surrounds the outcome of an extraordinary general meeting staged amidst a dispute within the Brontë Society.

The organisation has been hit by controversy following calls from some of its members to save Haworth's Parsonage Museum from what they describe as “underachievement”.

A group of these members have called for the museum to be split from the society to help secure its financial future.

They also want the society’s current leadership to step down to make way for members willing to modernise the group.

The campaigners, led by television producer John Thirlwell and retired deputy headteacher Janice Lee, last month (Sept) secured the 50 members’ signatures they need to force an extraordinary meeting to discuss the issue.

The EGM took place on Saturday October 18, but Mr Thirlwell this week said he could not yet reveal what was decided. He said minutes from the meeting had still to be agreed.

A spokesman for the Bronte Society confirmed this week that the minutes of the EGM were being circulated to members, adding that details would be made public in the near future.