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Town Clerk & Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Sharon Groth

Responsible for all of the Council workforce and its functions, long-term projects and management of the administrative function of the Council.

townclerk@witney-tc.gov.uk


Operations and Estates Advisor- Mr John Hickman

A senior advisory role, responsible for provision of project and programme management and ensuring compliance with
relevant legislation and Council policy.

john.hickman@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777826


Deputy Town Clerk – Mr Adam Clapton

Support and work alongside the Town Clerk in the strategic management of the Council.

adam.clapton@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777823


Project Officer – Mrs Nichola Cayley

Responsible for  the management, delivery and implementation of strategic Council projects.

nicky.cayley@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777822


Reception & Bookings Administrator Miss Hollie Battson

Responsible for greeting visitors to the Town Hall and ensuring that enquiries in person, by telephone and email are dealt with efficiently.  Manages the post room and filing systems. Ensures the smooth running of the Councils, booking system, for its public halls, venues and sports pitches.

publichalls@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 702309


Cemeteries, External Contracts & Compliance – Miss Tracy Minns

Adminsters the day to day running of the Tower Hill and Windrush
Cemeteries.  Manages contracts and procurement tenders. Manages and monitors all aspects of compliance surrounding Safety, Health and Environment.

cemeteries@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777820


Communications and Community Engagement  – Mrs Polly Inness

Manages the Website and any other communications with the Council including social media. Also responsible for managing Community Engagement events organised by the Council.

polly.inness@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777828


Maintenance & Environmental Officer – Mr Angus Whitburn

Manages the Council’s Maintenance Team and is responsible for repairs, maintenance and facilities management. Has a vital role in realising  the Council’s  vision of carbon neutrality by 2028.

angus.whitburn@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 777825


Venue and Events Officer  – Mr Tomas Smith

Manages the Council’s venues including the Corn Exchange and Burwell Hall to  high standards.
Oversees a broad range of events including events on Town Council
land, put on by third parties and other local organisations.

tomas.smith@witney-tc.gov.uk

01993 702309


Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) – Ms Tina Jardine

The Council’s Responsible Financial Officer under section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972, responsible for ensuring the proper administration of the Council’s financial affairs.

tina.jardine@witney-tc.gov.uk


PA to the Town Clerk and Mayor’s Diary Secretary
Ms Loraine Harwood

Personal Assistant / Secretary to the Town Clerk and also undertakes a secretarial role, providing support  for the Mayor as required in undertaking their civic duties.

loraine.harwood@witney-tc.gov.uk


Democratic and Legal Services Officer – Mr Simon Wright

Undertakes the organisation and administration of meetings of Full Council and its Committees. Advises members and officers on the application of the council’s constitution. Provides oversight of the Council’s Legal affairs.

democracy@witney-tc.gov.uk


Administrative Support Assistant – Policy, Governance and Finance – Ms Linda Souch 

The Administrative Officer supports the Councillors and Senior Management team in carrying out the functions of the Town Council and helps the Council to secure its aims and objectives, ensuring that the statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

accounts@witney-tc.gov.uk


Administrative Support Assistant – Stronger Communities and Planning – Ms Claire Green

The Administrative Officer supports the Councillors and Senior Management team in carrying out the functions of the Town Council and helps the Council to secure its aims and objectives, ensuring that the statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

communities@witney-tc.gov.uk


Administrative Support Assistant – Halls and Green Spaces –
Mr Derek Mackenzie

The Administrative Officer supports the Councillors and Senior Management team in carrying out the functions of the Town Council and helps the Council to secure its aims and objectives, ensuring that the statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

facilities@witney-tc.gov.uk

 

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