Adrian Corder Birch
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Adrian is a great asset to the village and lays claim to being the longest serving Clerk in Essex (having served Little Yeldham, Tilbury Juxta Clare & Ovington for nearly 40 years.) His legal background with local solicitors Birkett Long has proved invaluable on many occasions.
Brian, who is self-employed, is well known to many parishioners and took over the litter-picking and general handyman duties formerly undertaken by Keith Metson (see below). If you don’t see Brian about his duties, it is probably because he has completed them before you got up!
Brian Coe, also self-employed, cuts the grass on the Recreation Ground, Gray’s Hall Meadow and other areas in the Village. A bit of an un-sung hero is our Brian, as he just quietly gets on with the job with no fuss.
We owe a debt of gratitude to three previous employees, namely;
Iris served as Clerk in 2004-2005 and took on a difficult job of re-organistion after the resignation of the previous Clerk and the acquisition of our first Council Office. Iris passed away in July 2008 and our thoughts are with her nearest and dearest.
Keith served the village as litter picker, handyman and grass-cutter until his untimely death in May 2008. Many a resident has cause to be grateful for Keith and John Skittrall’s distribution of sand bags when floods were threatened.
Danny retired in 2006, having served the village for many years. Danny was instrumental in making the Garden of Remembrance what it is today and maintaining it to a high standard. Danny continues his Christian and Philanthropic work, with the support of his wife, Jill.