Welshpool Town Council has announced that the Town Clerk, Anne Wilson, is be retire.

On November 23, the town council announced that the clerk of four years will be stepping down at the end of the month.

Ms Wilson was appointed clerk in 2019 and continued to play a role in the the council's during the Covid-19 Pandemic as well as playing a leading role in the Community Angels Team project.

Announcing her retirement, she said: “I have decided to retire from the town council to enable me to spend time supporting my family by reducing my working hours.

“I am proud of my work at the town council and the difference I have made after joining at the most difficult of times. I have been involved in bringing many new events to the town and starting the work for the much-needed replacement skatepark, town hall refurbishment and the moving of the town council offices to the Visitor Information Centre.


“I am sorry to be leaving at this exciting time as I have enjoyed working at the town council, but this is the right decision for my family, and I need to put them first.

“My heartfelt thanks go to the many residents, councillors and staff that have supported me.”

Ms Wilson will leaving the council with several projects launched during her time as Town Clerk in development, with the council labelling her work “developing, promoting and securing external funds” as bringing “vision and leadership” to the council.

In 2021 she received a national award, the John Compton Cup, at the Society of Local Council Clerks conference in recognition of her work and various roles within the Society and National Association of Local Councils over the past 30 years.

Welshpool Town Council Mayor Nick Howells said “Welshpool Town Council would like to thank Anne for all the hard work she has put in during her time with us and for her leadership in moving the Town Council forward.

“Anne joined at a difficult time but her experience and support in a huge journey of change has been invaluable.

“Her enthusiasm and ideas have been valued alongside her contacts and work nationwide that collectively have bought recognition and awards to the town.

“We depart as friends and wish Anne every success for the future”.