'˜Not enough work' to warrant job, pair say

Berwick Town Council's plans to appoint a project manager/ deputy town clerk have been criticised by councillors, even though the decision has already been agreed.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 20 January, 2018, 07:30
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Coun Anne Forbes and Coun Brian Douglas raised their concerns when the budget committee met to discuss the role’s job description.

“At the moment we don’t have enough work for a project manager/assistant town clerk,” said Coun Forbes.

“It’s another salary out of the door,” said Coun Douglas.

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However, Coun Robert Bruce felt it was important to have someone in place to help deliver projects such as the barracks regeneration and mini-marina.

The role would also help to ease some of the town clerk’s current burden, especially with event management such as the Riding of the Bounds.