Truro City Council has appointed Esther Grieg as its first-ever deputy town clerk. 

Currently Camelford town clerk and responsible financial officer, Esther will take up her new role from Monday, March 4.  

Esther has 13 years’ experience as a clerk for parish and town councils, including in Camelford from 2017. Prior to 2008, she worked for 10 years in financial services, and moved to the South West in 2001.  

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Camelford and am very proud of the many positive things the council has achieved during the past seven years,” she said.   

“While I will be sad to leave, I felt it was time for a new challenge. I was very excited when I saw the advert for the deputy town clerk role, which will enable me to focus on finance and service delivery.  

“This is a very important time for both Truro and the city council. There are incredible opportunities offered by the Truro Town Deal programme and the development of Pydar and Langarth Garden Village projects; however, like many other towns and cities across the country, Truro faces the challenges caused by the pressure on housing, the decline of retail centres and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.  

“I am looking forward to joining the city council team and working with partners so we can grasp these opportunities, tackle the challenges and build a vibrant future for the city.” 

Truro mayor Cllr Carol Swain said: “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time Truro City Council has appointed a deputy town clerk. We had an extremely strong field of candidates; we were very pleased to offer Esther the role and are looking forward to her arrival.”