At this week’s meeting of Hoveton Parish Council, the resignation of our Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer was formally noted by the Council. Here is a message from the Parish Clerk, which was shared at the meeting:
“For the past five years, I’ve worked extremely hard for Hoveton Parish Council and for the residents of Hoveton. Over this time, my workload has been consistently high due to various internal and external factors, and I’ve worked far more hours than I intended when I accepted this job. I hoped my workload would eventually reduce, but that hasn’t been the case, and in recent months my workload has only increased further, which has impacted on my ability to undertake CiLCA, the Clerk’s qualification.
Due to time constraints, I’m not involved in Hoveton Parish Council’s trusteeship of Hoveton Village Hall and I don’t usually undertake any work relating to Hoveton Village Hall. Three years ago, I advised the Council to employ an administrator to oversee this trusteeship and the day-to-day work of the Village Hall charity. The Council is now considering doing so, but it looks likely this work will become part of the Clerk’s role in the future and that isn’t something I wish to take on. As I’m no longer able to put in the time this job requires, I have decided to resign from my role with Hoveton Parish Council, but I’d like to wish the Parish Council and local residents all the very best for the future.”