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