The Town Council is supported by a small but dedicated staff team consisting of 3 full-time and 7 part-time members.
All can be contacted at the Town Hall, High Street, Biddulph ST8 6AR.
Tel: 01782 498480
Sarah Haydon – Chief Officer
Sarah is employed full time and is responsible for overseeing all council matters, developing strategy, good governance and managing the council’s staff. Sarah is CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualified, a Fellow of the Society of Local Council Clerks and a member of the Institute of Place Management and the Chartered Institute of Housing. She is also the Council’s Responsible Finance Officer – responsible for the management of the council’s finances.
Jodie Hancock – Events & Partnerships Officer
Jodie is responsible for organising a range of activities and events to promote Biddulph and engage with the community, such as the Twilight Market, Classic Vehicle Show, Dementia Friendly Cinema, Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’, etc. Jodie works to improve the town’s offer and promote its services and facilities to increase footfall and encourage tourism.
Elizabeth Norton – Finance Officer
Lizzie undertakes financial administration, maintaining the council’s accounts; responsible for payments, bank reconciliation and invoicing, providing regular financial management information to the Chief Officer and Town Council. She is also responsible for administrating the council’s grant schemes and updating and monitoring the council’s asset register.
Angela Williams – Administration Officer
Ange is responsible for burial and allotment administration, attending burials and updating burial records, inspecting the burial ground and allotment sites. She assists with office duties and provides support across council services, compiling and recording planning applications and assisting with the preparation of agendas and minutes for council committee meetings.
Margaret Warman – Compliance and Governance Officer
Margaret reviews a range of compliance and regulatory issues to provide assurance processes are followed in accordance with legislative requirements and documented policies and procedures and to test controls operate effectively to ensure the Town Council responds appropriately.
Susan Booth – Customer Support Assistant
Susan is part of the reception team welcoming visitors to the Town Hall across the full range of council activity and supports a range of ad-hoc projects.
Kelsey Williamson – Customer Support Apprentice
Kelsey is part of the reception team welcoming visitors to the Town Hall across the full range of council activity and supports a range of ad-hoc projects. She is learning and developing her knowledge and skills; completing tests and assignments demonstrating her understanding, supported by an external training provider.
Mark Edwards – Senior Caretaker
Mark is employed full time and is responsible for ensuring the Town Hall, Visitor Centre and ‘Bus Hub’ are maintained and run to a high standard, undertaking routine cleaning, setting up rooms for hire and completing maintenance and compliance duties, such as alarm and equipment checking, to ensure our buildings are safe and well looked after.
Matthew Hall – Caretaker
Matthew supports Mark in ensuring Town Council buildings are safe, maintained and run efficiently, undertaking routine cleaning and setting up rooms for hire, etc. Matthew supports evening room bookings to ensure safe and effective management of events.
David Mellor – Caretaker
David supports Mark in ensuring Town Council buildings are safe, maintained and run efficiently, undertaking routine cleaning and setting up rooms for hire, etc. David supports evening room bookings to ensure safe and effective management of events.