PICKERING Town Council has appointed a new clerk.

Angela Dawson, who was previously assistant clerk, has been promoted to the role.

She said: “Having been assistant to the town clerk for five years, I think I have a good understanding of the town and the issues that matter to local people.

“I have been able to build up good working relationships with local organisations and other councils. I am excited to be given this opportunity to work with councillors to provide the best possible facilities and services for Pickering.”