Town Clerk to retire
The Clerk to Caistor Town Council, Helen Pitman, is planning to retire, the council heard at its September meeting (Thursday, September 14, 2017).
Jobs websites were advertising the position during October.
Ms Pitman’s decision has sparked a discussion among councillors as to whether the council should open an office for their clerk at Caistor Town Hall. It was thought the office would open the opportunity to a wider number of candidates, the council heard.
Ms Pitman, who has held the position for eight years, has been consistently praised during town council meetings for her work ethic and methodical approach.
In the year ending April 2017, Caistor Town Council won an award organised by West Lindsey District Council to find the best town council in the district. Councillors were quick to praise Ms Pitman for playing a major part in securing the award for Caistor.
Besides working for Caistor Town Council, Ms Pitman has volunteered her spare time to the Walkers Are Welcome group, and is believed to be on the Steering Group that is working towards modernising the former Co-op store off Caistor Market Place and bringing it back into use.