Council seeks new clerk

Woodchester Parish Clerk Duncan Hayes has tendered his resignation. Duncan has worked for the Parish Council for over a year and has assisted with community events such as the Street Party, a Christmas Carol gathering and Open Gardens as well as ongoing projects such as the village design statement. He successfully steered the council through the election in May. Parish Council Chairman Rhiannon Wigzell says, “We are very sorry to be losing Duncan. He has worked efficiently for the council and has been highly engaged with the village. We have a number of projects underway and Duncan has agreed to assist the new clerk in ensuring a smooth transition.” 

Duncan comments, “It’s been a real pleasure working with Woodchester Parish Council. All the councillors are highly active and dedicate their time to serving the people of Woodchester. The council is happy to work together and the relationship has been extremely harmonious. I have been forced to leave this position due to other work commitments and I wish the council every success with its ongoing projects.” 

Woodchester Parish Council is currently in the process of recruiting a new clerk. Full details of the position and an application form can be obtained by calling 01453 873107 or by email at

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