New Saddleworth Parish Clerk appointed to help develop local services

A NEW Saddleworth Parish Council Clerk has been appointed to help manage and develop services for the area.

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NEW CLERK: Pam Bailey

Mrs Pamela Bailey, who was born in Saddleworth, takes over from Tony Marlor who held the clerk’s post for eight years.

Mrs Bailey, 54, a chartered accountant with seven years experience in the private sector, has more than 22 years experience in local government at a senior level with Oldham Council.

Under her lead, Oldham were the first Council in the country to publish its accounts for 2010/11, which was a major factor in them receiving the 2012 Local Government Council award for Most Improved Council.

She said: “The Parish faces a number of challenges including the lack of affordable housing and the expense of maintaining local services and infrastructure in a geographically large area.

“However, these are offset by its largely prosperous, healthy and well-educated population.”

She added: “I am extremely proud and delighted to have been offered the post of clerk to the council.

“I am looking forward immensely to working with councillors to continue making Saddleworth a pleasant place for people to live and work and to build on its already strong community spirit.”

Mrs Bailey is a committee member of Scouthead and Austerlands Brass Band Competition and a local charity fundraising social committee and she sings with The Oldham Choir.

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