Our Council Officers

Supporting the Councillors

The Council staff help support both the Councillors and the community.

Deborah Lawrence

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer
01793 771066deborah.lawrence@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Responsibilities:

Debbie joined the Parish Council in March 2015. The role of the Clerk and RFO is a permanent non-political appointment. She is the Council’s statutory Head of Paid Service and Proper Officer and is responsible for the overall day-to-day management and running of the Council’s services. Debbie also has responsibility for the implementation of Council decisions and for advising on, developing and carrying out the policies of the Council. Debbie is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management and a Principle Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks.

Stefanie Halpin

Deputy Clerk
01793 772765 stefanie.halpin@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Responsibilities:

Stefanie joined the Parish Council in April 2017. Stefanie's role is to support and assist the Clerk in the day to day management of the services whilst administrating the Health and Safety of the Council/Charities and clerking the Recreation Committee meetings.

Richard Collins

Finance Officer
01793 770345richard.collins@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Responsibilities:

Richard joined the Parish Council in July 2013. Richard manages the financial day to day activities of the Council and Charities ensuring we are Audit and Legislation compliant in all we do.

Lesley Miles

Administrative Assistant
01793 772646lesley.miles@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Responsibilities:

Lesley joined the Council in her current capacity in August 2014. However she previously worked for the Council as Bookings Clerk from her home address for 25 years. Lesley currently administers the day to day operation of the Hall Bookings .

Ian Olpin

Groundsman/Handyman
01793 771066
Responsibilities:

Ian joined the Council in May 2021, combining the role of full time Groundsman & Handyman. Ian manages the day to day responsibilities of the Grounds, including Play Parks, Cemetery, Open Spaces & general maintenance of Council run buildings.

David Rawlings

Assistant Groundsman
01793 771066
Responsibilities:

David joined the Council in April 2004. David works on a part time basis and assists in the management of the day to day responsibilities of the grounds, including Play Parks, Cemetery and Open Spaces.

Gordon Hibberd

Caretaker/Cleaner
01793 771066
Responsibilities:

Gordon joined the Council in August 2005. Gordon manages the cleaning and general caretaking of the Village Hall and associated buildings.

Amanda Brown

Cleaner
01793 771066
Responsibilities:

Amanda joined the Council in April 2018. Amanda cleans the Millennium Hall and associated buildings at The Village Centre.

James Poole

Bar Manager
01793 771066james.poole@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Responsibilities:

Day to day management of the Purton Red House.

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