FORMER councillor Fiona Rossiter and Orange Ratepayers Association connections Cyril Smith and Brian Wood are headed back to court.
Ms Rossiter is appealing against the decision handed down by magistrate Michael Allen at Bathurst Local Court in late August not to issue a personal apprehended violence order (AVO) against Orange Ratepayers Association member Brian Wood and former member Cyril Smith.
Mr Wood and Mr Smith have also lodged an appeal against the decision handed down by Mr Allen not to award costs in the case to the two men.
The case will have been before the courts for a year when both appeals are mentioned in Bathurst Local Court in early December.
Ms Rossiter decided to seek a court order for the AVO against the men after it was turned down by Orange police.
The application for the AVO was first heard in Orange Local Court last December in front of Mr Allen the relieving magistrate.
The hearing for the application was moved to Bathurst Local Court so it could continue to be heard by Mr Allen this year.
The decision by Mr Allen was handed down following four days of a hearing on the application by Ms Rossiter.
At the time of the ruling Mr Allen commented the hearing for the application had already taken up an inordinate amount of court time and resources.
During his findings Mr Allen criticised the behaviour of the men from the Orange Ratepayers Association accusing them of using bully boy tactics and rude and unsavoury behaviour towards Ms Rossiter.