We would like to welcome our new parish council clerk Helen Richardson.
Helen has lived in the village for nearly three years with her husband and two young daughters. Her eldest child is now in the reception class at Clutton Primary School.
Prior to starting a family, Helen was the commercial manager at Gloucester County Cricket Club and also spent seven years in the commercial department at Bristol City Football Club where she led the sales team. Helen has a degree in psychology from the University of Birmingham and a masters in personnel management and business administration from the University of Aston.
Helen said: ” I am delighted to take on this role, supporting the parish council and helping them make decisions affecting the village. My first impressions of the parish council are that it is very active and forward thinking, and collectively the councillors give up many hours of their free time for the benefit of the whole village. I have a great deal of respect for them and look forward to working with them.”
Helen takes over from Stephen Barran who has been our clerk for the last five years. Stephen now plans to spend more time travelling, going on long walks with his dogs, gardening, and reading and writing.
Clutton Parish Council chairperson Rosemary Naish said: “We would like to thank Stephen for all his hard work in this very important and responsible role, and wish him well in his retirement. We have been fortunate to get someone of Helen’s calibre to replace Stephen. Helen has outlined some exciting plans and we look forward to working with her to deliver the best possible service to all the people of Clutton