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Town Clerk Retires

Town Clerk Retires

BSTC - 15th January 2010

Bradley Stoke's Town Clerk David Chandler, the man who started the Town Council out of boxes in his parents' front room, retires today after nearly 18 years in the role. During that time his stewardship has seen the council grow to its present size with a turnover of nearly £1m a year and 15 staff.

Commenting on the development of the Town over the years in the latest council newsletter David said: “Seeing the community develop and thrive has been very rewarding” adding “there have been some quite special personal moments over the last 18 years.”

Formerly chief executive to an association of professional musicians David will devote much of his time in retirement to his music and also hopes to travel more often with his wife Karen. Cllr Mark Forsyth Town Mayor said that David left with the best wishes of all councillors and staff commenting “David has served the Council and the community with distinction, dedication and good humour.”

David is replaced by Sharon Petela, 48 of Marshfield who took up post on January 4th. She is a qualified nurse and Nursing Home Deputy Matron and has held the post of part time clerk to Marshfield Parish Council for the last 14 years.

Sharon's first full council meeting is on January 20th when a formal presentation will also be made to David Chandler. The Press and Public are invited to attend.