Shepton Mallet Town Council’s Town Clerk, Sam Winter, is moving on to pastures new.

Those who know Sam agree that she has been a real asset to the town over the last two years. She has been responsible for working with the FReSH community group to install the popular skatepark in West Shepton; she has secured a coveted Green Flag award for Collett Park and forged many excellent productive relationships with community groups, town traders and with our colleagues in Mendip District Council.

Sam is leaving to take up the post of Town Clerk with Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council.
Chris Inchley, Chair of Shepton Town Council says: “We are sad to see Sam leave, but we understand that this move offers her an opportunity for different and exciting challenges in a town nearer to her home. Sam leaves the council in better administrative shape and has given the Council a modern website as well as set the Council on the right track for data compliance GDPR and much needed financial compliance”.

Garfield Kennedy who chairs the council’s Personnel Sub-Committee says: “Sam has been a pleasure to work with on the Town Council. Her enthusiasm and professionalism have been outstanding as she has reached out to the widest cross-section of the community and been the positive and visible face of the Council.”

Sam Winter states: “It has been a very difficult decision for me to leave Shepton Mallet. I have enjoyed watching this town and its community become ever more vibrant over the last couple of years. I believe Shepton is on the cusp of real regeneration. It has been a pleasure to work with councillors and I wish to thank the Chairman, Councillor Chris Inchley, for his consistent support and progressive attitude for the town he clearly loves”.

Sam will remain in post until the end of January to help recruit her successor and to assist the new Business Development Officer settle in.