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Dinah to step
down as town
clerk of Helmsley

Picture shows the new town clerk of Helmsley, Victoria Ellis, left, with retiring clerk, Dinah Farley, handing over the council's minute book.

Picture shows the new town clerk of Helmsley, Victoria Ellis, left, with retiring clerk, Dinah Farley, handing over the council's minute book.

Dinah Farley is stepping down as Town Clerk of Helmsley after ten years in the role.

She is also retiring as clerk of Slingsby Parish Council.

For several years, Dinah was also the clerk to Ampleforth Parish Council and holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

She is to be succeeded by Victoria Ellis, her deputy, who was also clerk of Ampleforth, and previously the Town Clerk of Kirkbymoorside.

“It has been a real pleasure to have worked with the Helmsley councillors,” said Dinah. “They work so hard for the good of Helmsley.”

A keen outdoor life enthusiast, walker and cyclist, Victoria, who previously spent 10 years at Ryedale District Council, said: “To be Town Clerk of Helmsley is a dream job for anyone in local government, working in such a lovely town which is so go-ahead. I am really looking forward to the challenge.”

However both agreed that the role of town or parish clerk had become a much ore demanding role with increasing legislation. “You really have to be switched on,” said Dinah, who leaves her post at the end of May.

*People who suffer a heart attack in Helmsley will soon be able to get instant treatment, thanks to a defibrillator which is being provided in a joint venture between the town council and Rural Action Yorkshire.

 

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