Clerk to the Council
The clerk is the council’s principal executive and adviser and, for Waddesdon parish council, is the officer responsible for the administration of its financial affairs.
The clerk is not answerable to any individual councillor – not even the chairman. She is an independent and unbiased employee of the council, recognising that the council is responsible for all decisions and taking instruction from the council as a body.
As the council’s proper officer the clerk is responsible for implementing council policy; ensuring the council acts within the law; advising the council on all aspects of its work and may have delegated powers of decision making especially in urgent situations.
It is the clerk who prepares and posts notices, is responsible for writing the agenda and minutes, keeps the council’s records, deals with correspondence, arranges the council’s insurance and issues the precept.
The clerk has a key role in advising the council, and its members, on governance, ethical and procedural matters.
The current Clerk, Mrs Melanie Rose, is CiLCA qualified and is currently studying Level 4 Community Governance.
The contact details for the clerk are below or if you wish to send her a message from this page use the form at the bottom.
Assistant to the Clerk
Mrs Catherine Dean works part-time assisting the Clerk with the day-to-day running of the Community Centre as well as administration of the allotments and other routine tasks.
Office Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm (usual hours although they can vary)
Friday: Office Closed
Our Grounds Team currently has 5 part-time members:
Brian, Phil, Rick, Dave and Bill.
They are responsible for the maintenance of the village grass, hedges etc as well as emptying the bins and keeping the paths clean and tidy.