MABLETHORPE’S town clerk is to pull the curtain down on three years in the post after announcing her resignation.
Jenny Cooper, who is clerk to Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council, made the announcement to shocked councillors at last week’s full council meeting.
The former town clerk of Alford will continue in her post until the end of June, overseeing the council’s Queen’s jubilee celebrations before leaving for pastures new.
During her time as clerk, Jenny oversaw the council’s gaining of Quality Parish Council status in 2009 from the National Association of Local Councils.
“I’ll be very sad to leave, but I fancied a change and it’s time for me to move on,” Jenny said.
“I’ve made a lot of friends during my time here and have really enjoyed the job.
“I have an idea of what I’d like to do next but I’d like to do something different.
Speaking of the councillors whose work she oversaw, Jenny said: “I’ve worked with some very good councillors, who have made my life both easy and difficult at the same time!”
Town and district councillor Tony Howard said Jenny would be a ‘great loss’ to the council and town as a whole.
“She’s done a tremendous job to fill the shoes of the last town clerk Alan Tasker,” he said.
“It’s most unfortunate that she’ll be leaving in June, she’s a very able and valued member of staff.”
Town councillor for Sutton on Sea and planning committee chairman Steve Palmer said: “Jenny helped me enormously when I first came onto the council in May, when I needed support when I started as the planning chairman she provided it.
“She’s been approachable and has done a lot of hard work to get the council to Quality Status.
“I know she’s very highly rated as a town clerk.”