PEMBROKE Dock’s town clerk has resigned following what she sees as “constant harassment and bullying” from some of the members of the town council.

Sarah Scourfield, who previously served as assistant town clerk, resigned from her post last Thursday, September 28, following what she sees as constant bullying and pressure from within the council.

Mrs Scourfield said: “After eight years of working with the town council I have decided it’s time to move onto pastures new, I have enjoyed the role within the town council, but the constant harassment/bullying behaviours and pressure received from certain councillors has pushed me into making this decision.

“I would like to thank the few councillors who have given me the respect and support within my role and would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.”

Mrs Scourfield is expected to stay on in her role until early November, with the next meeting of the town council taking place tomorrow, October 5.

Following the resignation, a meeting of the council’s personnel committee took place on Monday, October 2.

Speaking after the meeting, committee member Councillor Margaret Murton said: “I’ve fought so hard for her on personnel, and the girls (the office staff), the first job of personnel is to support and protect your staff.”

Cllr Murton said Mrs Scourfield and fellow staff had suffered “constant undermining” by “an element of the town council”.