Mystery over absence of Bridgnorth town clerk

By Tom Oakley | Bridgnorth | Politics | Published:

Senior officials are refusing to answer questions regarding the future of Bridgnorth Town Clerk Anne Wilson despite claims she has been suspended.

Bridgnorth town centre

Ms Wilson was missing from Tuesday night’s meeting of the council but no reference was made to her absence during the public session.

Both the town council and Shropshire Council HR have refused to comment on a memo leaked to the Shropshire Star, purporting to be from mayor Ron Whittle OBE, regarding Ms Wilson.

The letter states he has been in consultation with Shropshire Council HR department and employees had been ‘advised of the suspension’ and that ‘councillors will be kept informed’.

Sources close to the council have also spoken to the Star to say she has been suspended.

Temporary clerk Phil Smith was in attendance at the College House council offices in St Leonard’s Close on Tuesday evening in the absence of Ms Wilson.

The Star understands the suspension took place at some point last week but the reasons behind it are not known. Ms Wilson was not available for comment.

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email or call 01902 319482.

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