Pencaitland Community seeks new Secretary

Due to a change of circumstances the Community Council’s Secretary, Susan Spilsbury, has had to step down from her role. This means your Community Council is on the lookout for someone able to take on the post which includes a modest allowance.

Due to a change of circumstances the Community Council’s Secretary, Susan Spilsbury, has had to step down from her role.

Due to a change in circumstance Susan Spilsbury has to step down as Pencaitland's Community Council Secretary.
Due to a change in circumstance Susan Spilsbury has to step down as Pencaitland’s Community Council Secretary
This means your Community Council is on the lookout for someone able to take on the post. It includes a modest allowance.

Pencaitland Community Council, which also covers Boggs Holdings, New Winton and Peastonbank/Glenkinchie, represents your local community, seeking to liaise with other local bodies and East Lothian Council. This includes ten Community Council meetings a year which usually take place on the last Wednesday evening of the month.

The role itself involves minuting the Community Council’s ten meetings and managing and re-distributing correspondence. This is increasingly via email. You can see a recent example of the Community Council’s minutes here.

In recent years the Community Council has made much greater use of the web and social media to update the local population of news and events. In addition to pencaitland.org on the web, the Community Council can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Whilst not part of the post, training will be given to any Secretary interested in this area.

If you would like to know more about what’s involved please contact Susan Spilsbury to discuss the role. Susan steps down shortly but would be delighted to tell those interested in the post about what’s involved. She can be contacted initially by emailing secretary@pencaitland.org.


Pencaitland Community Council’s new Secretary

We are delighted to report that recent efforts to fill the vacancy for a new person to take on the role of Community Council Secretary have been successful. The community’s new Secretary is Susan Spilsbury.

We are delighted to report that recent efforts to fill the vacancy for a new person to take on the role of Community Council Secretary were successful. The community’s new Secretary is Susan Spilsbury.

Susan Spilsbury joins Pencaitland Community Council as its Secretary.
Susan Spilsbury joins Pencaitland Community Council as its Secretary.
Recently the post of Community Council Secretary became vacant when long-time Community Councillor, and Secretary for the last twelve months, Nicky Neighbour stepped down from her role after many years of great service.

Fortunately for the Community Council Susan saw the recently advertised position in Pencaet News, the local church’s newsletter, and got in touch to offer her services.

Amongst other things Susan is currently a volunteer for Pencaitland Day Centre and as Committee Secretary for the older people. In her 16 years living in Pencaitland, Susan has also been involved in the Mothers & Toddler Group (Secretary), Playgroup (Treasurer then Playleader), Rainbows (Leader), Operation Christmas Child (Local Organiser)and Pencaitland Church (Sunday Club Leader).

Susan can be contacted on the email secretary@pencaitland.org. Further information on all members of Pencaitland Community Council can be found on the Members page.

Want to get involved?

We are searching for new blood to join the team. We need more voices on issues which directly affect you and your local environment. If you care about local matters then take the next step – come along to your local community council and see if you’d like to become a co-opted member.

Interested? Next Steps

Want to know more? Contact the current Community Council Chair, Ralph Averbuch, on 01875 340 641 or 07920 094 923 to discuss how you can get involved. Or you can email chair@pencaitland.org.

This is your chance to represent your local community and directly affect the way it develops in the future. Come along and be part of the team.


Pencaitland Community seeks council secretary

Pencaitland Community Council is seeking a person to take on the role of Community Council Secretary. The post includes a regular financial allowance.

Nicky Neighbour steps down after many years, as both a Community Councillor and in the last year as Secretary, on the 4th of October.
Nicky Neighbour steps down after many years, as both a Community Councillor and in the last year as Secretary, on the 4th of October.
Pencaitland Community Council, which covers Boggs Holdings, New Winton and Peastonbank/Glenkinchie, is seeking a person to take on the role of Community Council Secretary. The post includes a modest financial allowance.

Pencaitland Community Council represents the local community, seeking to liaise with other local bodies and East Lothian Council. This includes ten Community Council meetings a year which usually take place on the last Wednesday evening of the month.

The role involves minuting the Community Council’s ten meetings and managing and re-distributing correspondence. This is increasingly delivered via email. You can see a recent example of the Community Council’s minutes here.

In the last year the Community Council has made much greater use of the web and social media to update the local population of news and events. As well as this website, the Community Council can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Whilst not part of the post, training will be given to any Secretary interested in this area.

If you would like to know more about what’s involved please contact the current Secretary Nicky Neighbour. Nicky steps down on the 4th of October but would be delighted to tell those interested in the post about what’s involved. She can be contacted on 01875 340 115 or by emailing secretary@pencaitland.org.

Thanks

And finally, we’d like to say a big thank you to Nicky for her many years of involvement both as a community council member and, in the last year, as our Secretary. She will be sorely missed.

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