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Town clerk steps down after a decade of service

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19 NOV

Town clerk steps down after a decade of service

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A town clerk has stepped down from her role after ten years of service to a Moorlands town. Helen Hunter has had the position of Town Clerk to Cheadle Town Council for a decade, but on Monday (November 16) she handed in her resignation.

A town clerk has stepped down from her role after ten years of service to a Moorlands town.

Helen Hunter has had the position of Town Clerk to Cheadle Town Council for a decade, but on Monday (November 16) she handed in her resignation.

In her letter of resignation addressed to the Mayor of Cheadle Town Council, Helen said: “Please accept this notification as my formal letter of resignation from my role as Clerk/ RFO to Cheadle Town Council.

My formal notice is given in accordance with my contract and therefore I give notice that my last working day will be Wednesday, December 23.

I would like to thank you and the council for their support during the ten years I have been working for the council.

I would also like to thank both of my colleagues who I’m sure will be an asset to the council in the future.

Working for the council has certainly been an experience I will never forget.”

Helen’s letter was discussed and accepted at the virtual meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday (November 16).

Cheadle Mayor councillor Ian Plant said: “This has come out of the blue. I would like to personally thank Helen for the time she has been clerk. She has carried out her duties very diligently.

I thank her very much for the service she has done.”

Helen further told the Times & Echo: “I have been clerk to Cheadle Town Council now for ten years, although I can assure you that it does feel longer.

During that time I have come to the conclusion that Cheadle is blessed with an amazing community, from charitable organisations to smaller groups, the unsung heroes if you like, who deliver what they promise and work hard to make it happen.

It has been my great pleasure to work with some of these amazing people and I would like to thank them sincerely for all they do.”

Helen, who lives outside of Cheadle, said: “I will be sad to leave this lovely little town but I will be leaving the council knowing that they are in capable hands and I wish my colleagues all the very best in the future.”

As for why she has decided to step down from the role after a decade of service, Helen added: “I can’t put my finger on the reasons for leaving.

I think it is a culmination of the challenges we have all had to face this year and I know it has been a really difficult time for us all but we never expected anything like this pandemic and I think it makes you re-evaluate what is most important to you.”

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