Monday, 23 October 2017

New town clerk greeted with flowers

HENLEY’S new town clerk started work on Monday. Janet Wheeler, 54, who was previously town clerk in Amersham, has replaced Mike Kennedy, who retired in February

HENLEY’S new town clerk started work on Monday. Janet Wheeler, 54, who was previously town clerk in Amersham, has replaced Mike Kennedy, who retired in February.

She was greeted by Mayor Lorraine Hillier, who presented her with a bunch of flowers, before introducing herself to councillors and council staff.

She had meetings with Deputy Mayor Julian Brookes and councillor Will Hamilton.

Mrs Wheeler said: “Everything is very new. When you have been somewhere for six years it will feel different for a while. I spent the morning moving things to an empty desk and going through the things left by Mike. He had been really good and organised the desk for me. I felt a bit embarrassed because I just left everything as it was in Amersham!

“I now have the annual town meeting to look forward to as well as the weekly meetings but I don’t know enough yet to say what else is going on. The staff have been great and really helped me to settle in.”

Mrs Wheeler, who lives in Oving, near Aylesbury, with her husband Richard, was Amersham town clerk for six years and before that was parish clerk in Cookham.



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