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Hartford Parish Council

Serving the people of Hartford

Marshalls Arm

Clerk: Jo O'Donoghue
231 Hartford Road, Davenham
Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8JT

Tel: 01606 41862

Hartford Parish Council appointed me as Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in June 2006 so I have now completed my 10th year of office.

I qualified as Clerk with the Certificate in Local Council Administration in 2009 and have continued to keep up to date with the latest initiatives in government legislation affecting local councils which have been considerable. I have undergone further training in The General Power of Competence and in 2014 became a Member of the Institute of Local Council Management (MILCM) and the International Institution of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). I am currently undergoing a programme of Continuing Professional Development.

I am a member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and Cheshire Branch New Clerks Mentor. This involves supporting clerks in their first 12 months to find the best way of managing their role, responsibilities and working relationships.

I very much enjoy my job which is always full of variety, from bus shelters to woodland, to dealing with the day to day management and fly tipping, to name just a few of the roles!

Meeting residents is always a pleasure and I consider it a privilege to be at the front line of local government, working with a dedicated group of elected and co-opted Councillors.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and drag racing.