Town Council staff

Clerk to the Council and Proper Officer - Ken Dry

  • Overall management of the running of the town council’s business
  • Guides the town council on policy, legal and procedural issues
  • Management of town council staff and external contractors
  • Responsible for agendas and minutes for meetings of the Council and its committees and for the preparation of reports
  • Responsible for all press, marketing and publicity matters

Working Hours, 37 hours a week worked principally Monday to Friday.


Head of Strategic Development - Susie Mullins

  • Responsible for the strategic role of the town council
  • Developing and implementing the Council’s Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan
  • Acting as the principal link between the town council and all other bodies on matters of strategic importance
  • Identifying and applying for external funding sources in order to enhance the services provided by the town council

Working Hours, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Responsible Finance Officer - Ruth Durrant

  • Designated officer responsible for Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972 (financial management)
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Council complies with current financial legislation
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Budget and the Precept request
  • Keeps the Council’s accounts and prepares records for audit and VAT purposes

Working Hours, Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm


Administration & Finance Officer - Jill Marshall

  • Deals with day to day enquiries
  • Bookings for the Town Council’s social centres
  • Cemetery administration
  • Allotment administration
  • General administration and projects

Working Hours, Monday and Tuesday 8.00am to 2.30pm and Wednesday 8.00am – 1.30pm


Assistant to the Clerk - Nicky Still

  • Support the Clerk
  • Support to the Town Mayor
  • Provide support for a range of project work
  • Produce the Town Council’s Newsletter
  • General administration and projects

Working Hours, Monday to Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm


Amenities Officer - Kevin Lewry

  • To maintain the Town Council’s offices and social centres to a high standard of cleanliness and repair
  • To ensure the Town Council’s outdoor spaces are maintained to a high standard
  • To ensure that the Town Council’s noticeboards are kept up to date

Working Hours, 30 hours a week worked principally Monday to Friday.

Also contact:
Town Council offices, 18 Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9QE
Tel: 01273 516100, Fax: 01273 611175