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Meet the Team

Town Hall

The Town Council employs seven full-time and eight part-time members of staff to carry out its duties.

Congleton Town Council also employs a team of seasonal paddling pool attendants.

Streetscape

The Town Council employs thirteen full-time and one part-time member of staff to carry out its duties.

 

Council Management Strcuture

 David McGifford

David McGifford
Chief Officer

David joined the Town Council as Chief Officer in January 2016. He is employed full time and oversees all the workings of the Town Council.

email David McGifford

 Jackie Potts

Jackie Potts
Support Manager - RFO

Jackie took up the role of Support Manager in April 2008. Jackie works 30 hours a week and is particularly responsible for the smooth running of the committees, the office and the finances. Jackie is not usually in the office on a Friday.

email Jackie Potts

 Jackie MacArthur

Jackie MacArthur
Support Manager - Town Centre and Marketing Manager

Jackie is responsible for the Town Council communications, promoting the town and working with partner organisations to improve the town centre. Jackie works full time.

email Jackie MacArthur

 Chris Jones

Chris Jones
Facilities Development Manager

Chris is responsible for the external maintenance and structural projects for the Town Hall.
During the summer months Chris is also responsible for the maintenance and smooth running of the Paddling Pool, Chris works full time.

email Chris Jones

 Linda Minshull

Linda Minshull
Civic Administrative Officer

Linda joined Congleton Town Council in 2002, her responsibilities include:- Organising Civic events, co-ordinating the Mayor's Diary, the Youth Committee and Planning Committee Administration. Linda works 21 hours a week, usually 9-3pm Monday - Wednesday.

email Linda Minshull

 Sue Trow

Sue Trow
Administrative Assistant

Sue assists David and Jackie and has responsibilities for the purchase ledger and web site. Sue works 20 hours - usually all day Monday, Tuesday and Friday until 3.00pm.

email Sue Trow

 Andrea Morris-Wild

Andrea Morris-Wild
Administrative Assistant

Andrea also assists David and Jackie and has responsibilities for Committee Papers and Town Hall Bookings. Andrea works 18.5 hours - usually until 12.30pm on Wednesday and all day Thursday and Friday.

email Andrea Morris-Wild

 Mike Smith

Mike Smith
Congleton Partnership Co-ordinator

The major part of Mike's role is as administrator for the Congleton Partnership. To co-ordinate its activities, projects and events while supporting the various groups attached to the Partnership Executive. Mike works 22 hrs a week, normally Monday - Wednesday

email Mike Smith

 Martha Hayes

Martha Hayes
Marketing & Administration Assistant

Martha reports to the Town Centre Manager, Jackie MacArthur. This is a full time position.

email Martha Hayes

 Mark Worthington

Mark Worthington
Town Hall Supervisor

This is a full time position reporting to the Town Centre & Marketing Manager. Marks main duties are to ensure that the Town Hall is maintained and run to a high standard with the help of his team of caretakers.

email Mark Worthington

 Tim Muston

Tim Muston
Town Hall Caretaker

Tim works 24hrs a week and reports to Mark Worthington. Tim's main responsibility is to ensure the cleanliness and well being of the Town Hall and to facilitate its use.

 Melvyn Hulme

Melvyn Hulme
Facilities Officer

Melvyn works 15hrs a week and reports to Mark Worthington. Melvyn's main responsibility is to ensure the cleanliness and well being of the Town Hall and to facilitate its use.

 Pete Forster

Pete Forster
Facilities Officer

Pete works 15hrs a week and reports to Mark Worthington. Pete's main responsibility is to ensure the cleanliness and well being of the Town Hall and to facilitate its use.

 Rowan Nightingale

Rowan Nightingale
Facilities Officer

Rowan works 9hrs a week and reports to Mark Worthington. Rowan's main responsibility is to ensure the cleanliness and well being of the Town Hall and to facilitate its use.

 Ruth Burgess

Ruth Burgess
Streetscape Development Manager

Ruth oversees the Operatives who carry out the Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleansing work throughout Congleton. She also supervises, monitors and reviews the implementation of contracts to ensure high standards of maintenance, safety, quality of services and value for money are delivered. She works full time and is based primarily in the Town Hall and reports to the Chief Officer.

email Ruth Burgess

 Dave Foster

Dave Foster
Streetscape Operative

Dave works in a team who carry out ground maintenance works throughout Congleton, this involves:- Shrub maintenance, Grass & Hedge Cutting and the bedding in Summer and Winter. The team also check the play areas for damage and litter on a weekly basis. Dave works Full Time.

 James Bibby

James Bibby
Streetscape Operative

James works in a team who carry out ground maintenance works throughout Congleton, this involves:- Shrub maintenance, Grass & Hedge Cutting and the bedding in Summer and Winter. The team also check the play areas for damage and litter on a weekly basis. James works Full Time.

 Pete Whiston

Pete Whiston
Streetscape Operative

Pete works in a team who carry out ground maintenance works throughout Congleton, this involves:- Shrub maintenance, Grass & Hedge Cutting and the bedding in Summer and Winter. The team also check the play areas for damage and litter on a weekly basis. Pete works Part Time.

 Simon Farrall

Simon Farrall
Streetscape Operative

Simon takes pride in Congleton Park and carries out both Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance work within the Park, this includes the Summer and Winter Bedding. Simon also helps keep the Roundabouts and Town Centre Floral displays tidy and maintained, he is Full Time.

 Rob Serwin

Rob Serwin
Streetscape Operative

Rob takes pride in Congleton Park and carries out both Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance work within the Park, this includes the Summer and Winter Bedding. Rob also helps keep the Roundabouts and Town Centre Floral displays tidy and maintained, he is Full Time.

 Mick Pritchard

Mick Pritchard
Streetscape Operative

Mick takes pride in Congleton Park and carries out both Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance work within the Park, this includes the Summer and Winter Bedding. Mick also helps keep the Cenotaph clean and tidy, he works Full Time.

 Andrew Turnock

Andrew Turnock
Streetscape Operative

Andrew has a dual role which is season dependent, in the Summer he helps where, he is needed for example:- summer bedding and grass cutting. Andrew also has a schedule for the main rural roads throughout Congleton, aiming to keep them free from Litter and Fly Tipping. In the Winter he helps carry out the rural litter picking, he works Full Time.

 Terry Davies

Terry Davies
Streetscape Operative

Terry keeps Congleton free from litter and fly tipping on the roads and Council owned land, on average Terry empties between 100 - 120 bins a day. He also helps when needed in the Town Centre and with the toilets. Terry works Full Time.

 Mark Stubbs

Mark Stubbs
Streetscape Operative

Mark keeps Congleton free from litter and fly tipping on the roads and Council owned land. Mark empties on average 120 bins each day. He ensures that the town is a clean and safe place to live and work.

 Jonathan Murrell

Jonathan Murrell
Apprentice Streetscape Operative

Jonathan is an Apprentice who works alongside the Streetscape Operative Team in Congleton Park and Town, ensuring the upkeep of the areas, keeping it free from litter and making sure that the shrubs and grass are kept neat and tidy.

 Jack Appleton

Jack Appleton
Apprentice Streetscape Operative

Jack is an Apprentice who works alongside the Streetscape Operative Team in Congleton Park and Town, ensuring the upkeep of the areas, keeping it free from litter and making sure that the shrubs and grass are kept neat and tidy.

 Chris Banks

Chris Banks
Streetscape Operative

Chris works in a team who carry out ground maintenance works throughout Congleton, this involves:- Shrub maintenance, Grass & Hedge Cutting and the bedding in Summer and Winter. The team also check the play areas for damage and litter on a weekly basis. Chris works Full Time.

 Noel Stubbs

Noel Stubbs
Streetscape Operative

Noel has a dual role which is season dependent, in the Summer he carries out grass cutting on the ride on mowers. Noel also has a schedule for the main rural roads throughout Congleton, aiming to keep them free from Litter and Fly Tipping. In the Winter he helps carry out the rural litter picking, he works Full Time.