Newent Town Council has appointed a new clerk as Michael Greenfield steps up to the role.

Announcing the appointment, the town council said: “Michael possesses considerable experience of local, district and unitary government and has worked with various communities. He has also held managerial and leadership duties across a wide range of employment positions.

Michael said: “I am delighted to have been chosen to be the Town Clerk.

“Newent is a wonderful town with local people who are welcoming and supportive of each other.

“With the help of the staff team, communities and partner agencies we will continue to work together to build a future for the town.”

Mayor of Newent Christine Howley thanked the various temporary clerks for their work before Michael took on the role.

Michael can be contacted regarding town council business on 01531 820638 or at