The Town Clerk’s full job title is ‘Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer’. She is the Council’s principle official known as the ‘Proper Officer’. Her main role is to advise the Council, ensure decisions are lawful and to implement those decisions. The Town Clerk is also responsible for the financial affairs of the Council – managing its budget and ensuring internal controls are in place to safeguard its funds and assets.
The Town Clerk takes part in civic events traditionally wearing a legal wig & gown.
The current Town Clerk – Miss Pamela Lavelle – was appointed this year, having gained 15 years’ experience at Helston Town Council, maintaining the accounts ledgers and payroll system, liaising with the Councillors and deputising for the recently retired Town Clerk.
Deputy Town Clerk
The Deputy Town Clerk works closely with the Town Clerk to provide administrative support to the Town Council.
Miss Angela Retallack joins the Town Council this year and will gain experience assisting the Town Clerk, attending meetings with Council Members and supervising the office administration.