Deputy Clerk Morag Kelly
Morag joined the team in September 2021 and is currently completing her ILCA (Introduction to Local Council Administration) qualification with SLCC.
The Council office is open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am until 4pm.
The Deputy Clerk can be contacted using one of the below methods or by contacting the town clerk.
The Role of the Deputy Clerk
The Clerk’s primary responsibility is to advise the Council on whether its decisions are lawful and to recommend ways in which decisions can be implemented. To help with this, the Clerk may be asked to research topics of concern to the Council and provide unbiased information to help the Council to make appropriate choices. The Clerk has a wide range of other responsibilities which are set out in her job description.
The Clerk must recognise that the Council is responsible for all decisions and that he / she takes instructions from the Council as a body. The Clerk is not answerable to any individual Councillor – not even the Chairman. The Council must be confident that the Clerk is, at all times, independent, objective and professional.
The role of the Deputy Clerk is to assist the Clerk to the Council in the execution of all Council business and to meet the Town Council’s statutory requirements. To deputise for the Clerk during her absence.