Started : February 2021
Address : 16 Woodlands Avenue,
Harrogate HG2 7SJ
Mobile : 07928 616560
Email : Liz Leatherbarrow
The Clerk is the Parish Council’s ‘proper officer‘ (defined for most legislation by s.270(3) Local Government Act 1972 ) and is our 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.|
Our 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.
We are a small authority so the position of Clerk is part time, currently 4 hours per week. Details of how to contact the Clerk are also on the Contact Us page.
The following table lists the Clerks who have served the Parish Council in recent years.
|Rebecca Crabtree||2020 - 2020|
|Neil Horton||2019 - 2020|
|Kathy Haw||2016 - 2019|
|Bernard Atkinson||2010 - 2016|
|Sharon Scholes||2009 - 2010|
|Jill Quinn||2008 - 2009|
|Fiona Paton||2006 - 2008|
|S Simpson||2003 - 2006|
|Jenny Howarth||2002 - 2003|
|Frank Shires||2001 - 2002|
|Anthony Meeke||1997 - 2001|
|Ron Scott||1990 - 1997|
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