Council Staff

TOWN CLERK - Caroline Miles


Overall management of the running of the Town Council’s business

Guides the Town Council on policy, legal and procedural issues

Manages Town Council staff and external contractors

Responsible for agendas and minutes for meetings of the Council and its committees, and for the preparation of reports

Working Hours:  Full time - Monday to Friday

ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK - Melanie Street


To support the Town Clerk in the running of the Town Council's business

To manage the Council's cemeteries

To manage the Council's allotment sites

Working Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9am-5pm

RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER - Karen Whiley


Responsible for ensuring that the Council complies with current financial legislation

Responsible for the preparation of the Budget and the Precept request

Keeps the Council’s accounts and prepares records for audit and VAT purposes

Working Hours: 2 days per week (days vary)

GROUNDS OPERATIONS MANAGER - Louis Foot


Responsible for the operational management of the council’s recreation grounds, allotments, cemeteries and other open spaces

Responsible for the management of the external workforce

Responsible for ensuring the council’s vehicles, plant, yard and equipment are kept in good working condition

Working Hours: Full time – Monday to Friday

OPERATIONS OFFICER- Peter Cunnington


Responsible for planned maintenance work for all the council premises. To respond to urgent issues involving council premises

Responsible to book health and safety inspections and annual servicing of equipment. To make sure all statutory elements of health and safety are complied with.

Provide administrative support to the Grounds Operations Manager and organise events in consultation with the Communication & Events Committee.

Working Hours: Full time – Monday to Friday

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR - Zoe-Marie Rabson-Alves


Daily administration of the Council’s finances; preparing orders, administration of supplier’s invoices, producing cheques for payment, issuing invoices, entering receipts, banking, completing VAT documentation.

Working Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4:30pm

CUSTOMER SERVICES OFFICER - Claire Campbell


Deals with the daily running of the Town Hall reception and all general enquiries

Administration of the Council’s cemeteries

Administration of the Council’s allotment sites

Administration of the Council’s website and social media pages

Writes the quarterly Town Council newsletter

Working Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-4.30pm

CUSTOMER SERVICES ASSISTANT - Zoe-Marie Rabson-Alves


Deals with the daily running of the Town Hall reception and all general enquiries

Responsible for the Tourist Information at the Town Hall

Administration of the Council’s allotment sites

Administration of the Whitehill Centre

Working Hours Monday and Tuesday 9am-5pm

RANGER - Daniel Colborne


Prepares Management Plans for the Council’s nature reserves

Daily management and maintenance of the Council’s nature reserves

Works with volunteers and local groups/organisations for the conservation of natural sites

Working Hours: Tuesday to Friday. Hours vary.

COMMUNITY WARDEN - Chris Harrison


Patrols the town to provide visible and reassuring presence to deter crime and anti-social behaviour

Engages with the community and local groups to promote social inclusion and reduce the fear of crime

Works in partnership with Sussex Police where appropriate or when required

Working Hours: Full time. Hours vary.

MINUTE-TAKING ADMINISTRATOR - Tracie White


To produce agendas for Environment and Planning & Development Committees.

To attend Environment and Planning & Development Committee meetings and produce minutes of the meetings.

To maintain the Council's Schedule of Resolutions

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 1.00pm

In addition, the Council also employs:


ENVIRONMENT WARDEN – who helps to keep the town clean and litter-free

GROUND STAFF – who carry out the daily operations tasks around the town and keep the Council’s grounds looking fantastic

CARETAKER – who takes care of the Town Hall