Dorchester Town Council
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The Town Council executive officer is the Town Clerk who leads a team of 18 full time and 9 part time staff.  You can contact any of them by using the on-line form on the 'Contact Us' tab.

Town Clerk Adrian Stuart is responsible for strategic management and development, liaison with other authorities, Council meetings and Policy Committee. Adrian is also Council's 'Proper Officer'.

Deputy Town Clerk Steve Newman is responsible for day-to-day management and staff supervision, risk management and the Management Committee. He also deputises in all other respects when the Town Clerk is absent or unavailable.

Compliance Manager Peter Mullins is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Council's many public open spaces, sports grounds, and the like.

Financial Controller Nigel Hayes helps provide the Council's financial administration, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, the production of year end accounts and the management of the Council's financial systems.

Committee Clerk Louise Dowell is part time and is responsible for the Planning and Environment Committee.

Administrative Assistant Julie Hollings is responsible for the day to day management of the Municipal Buildings, including lettings, liaison with hirers and organising entertainments in them. She also looks after the Council's burial function.

Junior Administrative Assistant Georgina Wakely is the Mayor’s Secretary and looks after the Mayor's needs from day to day as well as organising a wide range of civic events and taking care of Dorchester's dealings with its twin towns in conjunction with the three twinning societies. Georgina is also responsible for hiring the Council’s sports facilities and for covering the work of the Clerk Typist when she is not in the office.

Part time Clerk Typist Carrie Horlock is responsible for most of the things that enable the office to operate smoothly. It will either be Carrie of Georgina that answers the telephone or you meet in reception. They also administer the Council's allotments between them.