Parish council clerk departs from post

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THE clerk to the parish council of Stratton St Margaret, Paul Russell, has left the council by mutual agreement following a two month leave of absence.

During a full council meeting on Tuesday(jan28) Chair of the Parish Council, John Foley, said: “Paul Russell has left the employ of this council by mutual consent and moved on to pastures new and I am sure everyone in the council wishes him the best with his new endeavours.”

Paul Russell officially left the council on January 10 after taking two and a half months special leave.

The Deputy Clerk also left the council at the same time.

Paul Russell was unavailable for comment.

In the mean time the council has appointed a locum clerk, Tracy Predeth, whose first job will be to advertise the position.

Councillor Nigel Chalk has taken on the position of responsible finance officer for the council until such a time as the clerk’s position has been filled.

You can contact Tracy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on 01793 823761 and also by emailing

Comments (4)

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1:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

Does anyone know why???
Does anyone know why??? house on the hill
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3:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

scottwichall says...

Quite possibly a clash with one of the Councillors... ?
Quite possibly a clash with one of the Councillors... ? scottwichall
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5:04pm Sun 2 Feb 14

int_pers says...

What Deputy Clerk/?
What Deputy Clerk/? int_pers
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8:44pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chalkie at 5 Days says...

There was no Deputy Clerk and a Locum is now in place
There was no Deputy Clerk and a Locum is now in place Chalkie at 5 Days
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