The Ivers Parish Council Welcomes Mike Kennedy As Interim Clerk
Iterim Clerk Appointed
At an extraordinary meeting of the Ivers Parish Council held on Monday 14th of October, the Council unanimously appointed Mike Kennedy as their professional consultant and new Interim Clerk following the departure of Dawn Fleming last month. Mr Kennedy, who until last year lived in Barnes Way, Iver, brings to the Council over 40 years’ service in local government. Mike’s most recent appointment was Locum Clerk to Batchworth Community Council, in Rickmansworth. Before that he served for over seven years as Town Clerk at Henley-on-Thames until he retired in 2016. Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Kennedy pledged to work hard for the residents and improve community engagement. He will support Councillors in the recruitment of a new parish clerk and expects to be in post for around 6 months.
Mr. Kennedy (64) said, “ When the Chairman, Wendy Matthews, phoned me at the beginning of this month to ask whether I was available I jumped at the opportunity to come home and serve the communities of Iver, Iver Heath and Richings Park.” Mr. Kennedy lived in Iver for over 12 years. “I was privileged to call Iver my home. In that time we made many friends through St. Peter’s and St. Leonard’s Churches, Iver Singers and the Ivers Good Neighbours Scheme, ” he said. Mr Kennedy is married to Glenda (nee Collins) who was Iver’s Parish Clerk from 1998-2010. They moved to Woodley, near Reading, in 2018 to be near to their grandchildren.