Council clerks step down from positions

A PAIR of long standing Parish council clerks have resigned from their posts.

Maureen Prentice and Philip Hemingway quit their positions on Muston and Hunmanby councils respectively.

Mrs Prentice has retired from her role after 23 years of service with the parish.

Originally from Muston, she moved to Filey in 1964, before returning to the village for her role with the council, and has been described “as a very hard working clerk”.

Mr Hemingway joined the council five years ago, just working part-time.

He became full-time parish clerk around 18 months ago.

Speaking to the Mercury, he said: “I’m happy in a way about leaving, just like it is with any job, but at the same time it’s a shame to go.”

A popular figure within the parish council, he was given a warm send off at his final council meeting on Wednesday evening, with a tribute paid to him by Parish council chairman, Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff

And at her final parish meeting, Mrs Prentice said that she had “enjoyed every minute working for the village”, but that it was time to take a step back. She will continue to work part-time for Filey Council.

She was presented with a bouquet, and Mr Hemmingway was presented with bottles of wine.