The clerk of Berrow Parish Council is stepping down after 15 years in the role, it has been announced this week.

Lynn Smith was thanked by councillors this week for her dedication to the role over many years.

Lynn told “I have very much enjoyed my 15 years as Clerk to Berrow Parish Council but feel now is the time to move on to pastures new.”

“I am proud to have been involved with the planning and project managing of our changing-rooms complex, the rebuild of the same complex after the terrible fire in 2005, the installation of our wonderful play area on the Village Green and the construction of our multi-use games area adjacent to the Village Hall, to name but a few. I wish the new Clerk all the best when they take over the position at the end of August.”

Barry Kew, Berrow Parish Council Chairman, thanked her, saying: “The Councillors are all very sorry that she has made this decision and wish her well in her future career.”

“She really has made a total commitment to Berrow, working well outside her job description and normal hours of work, also involving her family in many activities.”

“She has been very dedicated and outstanding at her job, which is both Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer preparing budgets, accounting and ensuring we act within all current legislation.”

“Lynn has planned and obtained finance for many projects including the excellent play area, MUGA and village ponds. The Berrow villagers are very sorry that she is leaving us.”