Economy is priority for new Ulverston town clerk
Last updated at 12:34, Tuesday, 04 December 2012
AN Ulverston stalwart is looking forward to bringing her expertise back to the town when she takes up the position of town clerk next year.
Jayne Kendall, former town centre manager, has been announced as the successor to outgoing town clerk
She said her long-standing involvement in the town where she lives will be invaluable in helping tackle the challenges it will face over the coming years.
And she said her priority for Ulverston is the local economy.
Mrs Kendall added: “Anything that we do, it has got to be done on a business basis – it has got to be done for the benefit of the town.
“If we get the economy right everything follows on from that, more jobs, more people coming into the town, more footfall for the shops and more vibrancy for the town.
“I have got lots of ideas in my head but they have got to be worked through with councillors first of all.”
She said the recent announcement that GlaxoSmithKline will be investing £350m in the town is a “real opportunity” for the area.
Mrs Kendall added: “These are really exciting times for the whole area. I think we have got to build on that investment. We need to keep Ulverston as the beating heart of this area and I will try my best to make sure that happens.
“I know the councillors are keen to produce a vision for the town, which I will be working on with them.”
Mrs Kendall will start work in January and, following a two-month handover period, will take over fully at the end of February.
She said she is looking forward to working with the councillors, with whom she already has a good working relationship, and making a positive difference to the town.
She added: “David is going to be a hard act to follow because he has done a great job.”
The job was advertised with a salary of £28,000.
First published at 16:30, Monday, 03 December 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Excellent. I for one hope she can bring some clarity to the competing supermarket plans situation and move Ulverston forwards to a brighter future.