The employment was not vetted by the employment committee, the PC chairman just appointed her. The clerk came through an advert through the Local Council Association, another candidate did apply but was not even responded to, let alone interviewed. Whilst being employed as a locum, the clerk passed her exams and the Local Council Association poster praises about this all over their news letter. Several residents were very concerned about the situation and “exercised their rights” back in June viewing her contract which clearly states 12 hours a week and accounts which she had paid, some of which didn’t even have dates on them! I am truly amazed at how a locum clerk can reap such devastation in a community with virtually no means of redress other than through a dysfunctional PC.