Parish Clerk

The Clerk is the Parish Council’s ‘proper officer’ (defined for most legislation by s.270(3) Local Government Act 1972 ) and is the only member of staff. The role of the Clerk is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support. The duties include but are not limited to:

ensuring that the council conducts its business lawfully,
administering all the council’s paperwork,
ensuring that meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is aware of meeting times,
implementing the council’s decisions,
keeping property registers and other legal documents.

The Staveley & Copgrove Clerk also takes on the role of the council’s Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). A copy of the Clerk’s current Job Description and Person Specification can be seen here. A copy of the current standard Contract of Employment can be seen here.

Staveley & Copgrove Parish Council is a small authority so the position of Clerk is part time, currently 4 hours per week. Details of how to contact the Clerk are on the Contact Us page. The following table lists the Clerks who have served the Parish Council in recent years.

Neil Horton2019 -
Kathy Haw2016 - 2019
Bernard Atkinson2010 - 2016
Sharon Scholes2009 - 2010
Jill Quinn? - 2008
Fiona Paton? - 2006/2007 - ?
Mrs S.J.Simpson2003 - 2005 - ?
Jenny Howarth2002 - 2003
Frank Shires? - 2001 - 2002
Anthony Meeke1997 - 1998 - ?
Ron Scott1990/5 - 1997