Thanks and gifts for town clerk

Mayor of Winslow David Barry and Bridget Bradford
Mayor of Winslow David Barry and Bridget Bradford

Winslow Town Council said a formal farewell to hardworking town clerk, Bridget Bradford last week, after seven years of service.

Mrs Bradford, who has been in post since November 2006, is leaving the town council at the end of this month.

She told the Advertiser it was time for a change and there are other things going on in Winslow she would like to get involved with.

“But I won’t be doing anything for six months,” she said.

At last Thursday’s town council meeting, Mayor of Winslow David Barry presented Mrs Bradford with gifts from councillors – a framed picture of Winslow, a voucher for a meal at The Pilgrim, in North Marston, and a cheque.

Mr Barry thanked Mrs Bradford for all her work over the years and wished her all the best for the future, on behalf of the town council and the residents of Winslow.

He said: “The workload of the town clerk has increased enormously over the years, and continues to do so, but Bridget has never failed to cope. The council has undertaken a number of projects in recent years, such as the farmers’ market, the Jubilee celebrations, the Olympic torch relay and the youth centre, and they would not have been the success they proved to be without Bridget’s input and dedication to the task.”

Mrs Bradford hands over the reins to acting town clerk Charles Loch at the end of October. The town council is new looking for a part-time deputy town clerk. Email