Read Parish Council clerk retires after 35 years

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MEMBERS of Read Parish Council have said farewell to their longstanding clerk, Mrs Sheila Sturrock, on New Years’ Eve.

Mrs Sturrock, who has served as parish clerk for 35 years, has handed over her the administrative reins to the new clerk, Mrs Shirley Bridge, of St John’s Close, Read.

At the November parish council meeting Mrs Sturrock was thanked for her outstanding work over the years and was presented with a glass and silver vase by the chairman, Mr Clifton Pollard, in recognition of her long and dedicated service.