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Dave joined Wellington Town Council in November 2020 after a long career with Somerset County Council where he held a number of senior positions working in education. He has lived locally for the last 15 years and is involved in the Mini and Junior Section of Wellington RFC where both of his sons play. In his spare time he is a supporter of Exeter Chiefs and AFC Wimbledon, a throwback to his time growing up in South London.
‘I really enjoy the role of Town Clerk. It’s great to be able to walk around the town and see the difference we are making, and I believe that there is much more to come. Perhaps not surprisingly given my background I am keen to engage with the schools in the town to encourage young people to get involved in the community and recognise the importance generally of working with community groups and individuals to deliver improvements for the benefit of everyone in the town’.
Alice joined the Council’s team in April 2020. She has previous experience in Local Government after serving her previous Town Council for 8 years. In 2016, she obtained the CiLCA Qualification. She provides any administration assistance as required by the Town Clerk and Deputy covering all of the Council’s business.
``I applied for the role in early 2020 to facilitate re-location from the North Devon coast the Tiverton area. I am really looking forward to getting to know the Wellington Town Council team and Councillors as well as getting to know a new area. It will be great to apply my knowledge of Local Government to my new role and experience different ways of working. I have very much grown to enjoy the varied and satisfying work a Local Government position provides. In my spare time you can usually find me at my sewing machine, sewing up a new dress or top for myself or gift items for friends and family. I also have a keen interest in travel and love to take trips whenever possible.``
Annette moved to the Blackdown Hills in November 2019 from Worcestershire. Working 30 hours a week.
‘’My position as Deputy Clerk is to support the Town Clerk and Councillors. To assist in the day-to-day management of council-run services and activities. Offering administration support to both the Allotment Committee and Town Centre Working Group. One of the most successful projects being the Pop-Up Shop, which has proven valuable for people, who want to experience running a town centre business.
Living in the Blackdown Hills and driving a short drive to work in Wellington gives me the opportunity to enjoy my interests of walking, golf and attending the gym.
I have found the people of Wellington to be very warm and friendly. I am sure visitors to the town will feel the same”
Rebecca joined the Town Council staff in July 2021 to complete an apprenticeship in business administration which she finished in November 2022. She manages the social media for Wellington Town Council and likes to get involved in Council events. Rebecca has lived in Wellington for her whole life, with just a few years away to study Creative Writing at Brunel University London and then to work as an au pair in Baarn, Netherlands. In her spare time Rebecca likes to engage in creative pursuits such as making her own earrings, embroidery, and anything else that catches her attention. ``Having lived in Wellington since I was born, I am pleased to be able to get involved in improvements in the area and love seeing the progress that has been made over the past few years.``
Sarah joined our team in March 2023 and is working on a range of projects including our free fruit tree scheme and the Kings Arms Community Hub.
Sheldon is the newest member of the Wellington Town Council team and works in the new role of Community Warden. She is responsible for the maintenance of Town Council Assets and looks forward to growing within the role.
Pete works with us two days a week to help the Town Council connect with surrounding parishes and deliver services that the public can benefit from.