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Town Council Staff

If you have a query to do with the running of Arundel Town Council or a community event in the town, these are the people to contact.

If your enquiry is to do with weddings, events or hire of the Town Hall, see our Town Hall Staff page here.

To contact individual Councillors, click here.

Town Clerk – Carolyn Baynes

The person in charge of this team is the Town Clerk, Carolyn Baynes. Carolyn started in the Town Hall office as Administration Assistant, and sequential promotions-and the hard study entailed in acquiring her Certificate in Local Council Administration-saw her become Town Clerk in 2019. As Town Clerk Carolyn is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out, whilst ensuring that the Council acts legally and complies with all its complex regulatory obligations.  It is often said that the quality of relationship between the Town Clerk and the Mayor is critical in an effective council-and the Town Clerk has to re-establish that relationship every time a new Mayor is elected!

Carolyn has lived in Arundel for 18 years where she has raised her four children, become embedded in the Town, and honed her skills as a rugby coach.

The Clerk is contracted for 130 hours a month.

Events Manager – Sue Roderick

Having built our wedding and events business successfully for 8 years, arranged the marriages of over 500 couples, (and possibly arranged more than one wedding for restless clients), Sue Roderick is now focused on the community events which make Arundel such a special place. These include the Farmers Market, the Festival and the Bee Project-all of which require enormous amounts of time, organisation and enthusiasm. To this task Sue brings legendary skills in pressganging volunteers and making sure that they enjoy their volunteering. Sue is contracted for 105 hours a month.

Administrator – Aby Dingle

Aby has been working for the Council since early 2019 after moving to the area with her husband who grew up locally. Aby and her husband have since had a daughter who they look forward to raising by the sea. Aby is contracted for 90 hours a month.

Administrator – Lesley Lazareski

Lesley enthusiastically took over this role whilst Aby was on maternity leave in 2020 and is now staying on to share the hours with Aby on a permanent basis. Lesley’s background is in administration, and in Arundel she has worked as a castle tour guide and volunteered at the museum. Lesley will be splitting her time between supporting the Town Clerk and supporting the Town Hall Events Manager. As Administrator Lesley is contracted for 30 hours a month.

Responsible Financial Officer – Mark Mulberry

The RFO provides professional advice to the Council as well as preparing the annual budgets for submission to the Council whilst also forecasting for future income and expenditure.

Bookkeeper – Róisín O’Neill

Meticulous Bookkeeper Roisin does a fantastic job of keeping our accounts in order.