Our Clerk took me into her confidence, recently, only then to tell me she intends to leave our parish council in the next few months. I have a good relationship with our Clerk, but I am good friends with our Chair; she is long serving (and long suffering) and I know she would be extremely reluctant to train/bed in yet another clerk (she has been chair for well over 10 years and has seen many personnel changes), and knowing this task might be facing her, she could well resign.
(I am also her Vice-chair….and not certain in any way that I’d actually want to become Chair…)
I don’t want to betray a confidence, but I equally don’t want to withhold information that I could subsequently be found out to have known. I certainly don’t want to do anything to hurt our Chair, nor do anything that might harm our PC.
What to do please ?