New Clerk appointment
Councillor Adrian Walmsley reported on various Finance and Administration matters. Due to the resignation of the Clerk, a lot of time has been spent on selecting a new Clerk. There had been fourteen applications for the post, of which four were interviewed. It was concluded that Mr. David Drake was found to be a suitable candidate and was therefore recommended to the full Parish Council. The Parish Council formally accepted this recommendation and formally appointed Mr. David Drake as the new Clerk as from 3rd June 2008. Due to the significant amount of work involved in a handover to the new Clerk, it was accepted that Mike Langford will continue in post until after the July Parish Council meeting, at which time David Drake will assume sole responsibility.
27 May 2008: Vacancy for a parish clerk
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Following the resignation of our clerk, Mike Langford, to take up a post in Norway, we advertised the position at the beginning of May.
By the closing date of 24 May 2008 we had received a very good set of applications and have drawn up a shortlist for interview.
The Chairman welcomed Mr. Mike Langford who has now been appointed Clerk.
The Chairman introduced Mrs J. Oliver who was to take the minutes of the meeting. The present Clerk, Mr. Andrews, has agreed to continue the role of Clerk until a replacement is found but will not take minutes of meetings.
As a result of comments made at both the June and July Parish Council meetings, the Parish Clerk has resigned.
Appointment of new clerk
Following two rounds of interviews for a new Parish Clerk, the sub-committee recommended the appointment of Mr M Andrews. The appointment, to take effect from 5 January, 2000, was confirmed by the Council.
Correspondence to the Parish Council should be sent to the new clerk whose full address is Michael Andrews, [deleted]. Our retiring clerk, Dennis Richman, has agreed to stay on and help Mr M Andrews on a part time basis until about the end of March 2000.
Retirement of Clerk
The Chairman advised that the Clerk, Dennis Richman, is to retire some time in the year 2000, after 15 years’ conscientious service to the Parish. Mr Richman is recovering well after his heart attack and is back at his desk working part-time for the Parish. The council will advertise to fill the post and Mr Richman has kindly agreed to train his replacement. Presently, to lighten Dennis Richman’s load, Mrs Mary Davis kindly takes the minutes and does the work associated with agendas and queries.
Dennis Richman, the Clerk, was taken ill half way through the evening with severe chest pains. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital, where he still is (as at 1 August 1999 – Ed) and where he could be for some time. He suffered a mild heart attack, has now recovered but is being kept in hospital awaiting an angiogram and a possible by-pass operation, and will not be discharged until at least 29th July.
(He will not be “operational” for some time and is unlikely to be at our September meeting. Please refer any parish matter or enquiries to the Chairman.)