Farewell and thanks to town clerk
1:30pm Saturday 30th June 2012 in News
There will be a changing of the guard at Pembroke Town Hall tomorrow (Sunday), as town clerk Hugh Colley prepares to leave the role after five-and-a-half years in the job.
Mr Colley, who previously served with Dyfed-Powys Police for 34 years and was formerly employed by Pembrokeshire County Council, took over the position in January 2007.
He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as clerk to Pembroke Town Council.
It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience working with and meeting so many public-spirited people but I feel the time is now right to hand over to someone else and to enjoy more free time.”
He added: “I would like to thank those that have supported me and appreciated my efforts in taking the council forward and raising its profile within the community.
“I wish the new clerk every success and I sincerely hope she enjoys her work as much as I have.”
Mr Colley said he and his wife Libby were looking forward to spending more time travelling, both home and abroad, while he would also be spending more time enjoying his various hobbies and interests.
Councillor Aden Brinn, former Mayor of Pembroke, said: “I would like to thank Hugh for his loyal service to Pembroke Town Council and to the town of Pembroke for more than five years on his retirement from the post.
“He will be greatly missed by his work colleagues and members of the town council and I wish both Hugh and Libby best wishes for a happy and enjoyable retirement.”
Mr Colley will be succeeded by Karen Didcote, who recently moved from Staffordshire to Keeston, Haverfordwest, with her family.
She has spent the last 20 years working for Birmingham City Council, most recently as a finance officer for schools.
She said: “I am thrilled at becoming the new Town Clerk for Pembroke and am looking forward to both the challenges and rewards that this opportunity will bring.
“I aim to continue the fantastic work that has been carried out by my predecessor with the same dedication and commitment which he has given to the role.”