Change of Town Clerk
On Friday, 26 March, we said farewell to Shelley Parker and welcomed Richard Spencer-Williams to Marlborough
After eight years' dedicated service to the town, on Friday our Town Mayor and staff said goodbye to Shelley Parker.
Shelley said it had been an enormous privilege to serve as our Town Clerk and thanked the team of staff for all that had been achieved for Marlborough in her time here, including taking on and upgrading the Youth Centre and public toilets which would otherwise have been closed, upgrading play areas, organising well run events and World War 1 commemorations, winning accolades at South West in Bloom and keeping services running during the last difficult year. You can read more about Shelley, including tributes from Councillors, in an article at Marlborough.News.
Town Crier, Mike Tupman surprised her with a private shout, and it is hoped there can be a formal occasion where Councillors will be able to thank her for her service properly when COVID rules allow. Shelley won't be able to forget her time at Marlborough easily, as on behalf of all Councillors our Mayor presented her with a painting of Marlborough High Street - including the Town Hall of course!
Please join us to welcome our new Town Clerk, Richard Spencer-Williams who took up his post a week ago.
Richard has most recently served as Town Clerk at another Wiltshire town in Malmesbury. Prior to that he has 25 years experience managing youth and community services, 15 of which were in Wiltshire. Outcomes for the community are his main focus, and he looks forward to serving Marlborough.