Weston Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Pearse as its new Town Clerk. Sarah, has been dedicated to Weston Town Council since 2006. She has ascended from her role as Deputy Town Clerk in 2017 to this new position following a comprehensive and competitive external interview process. The role of town clerk essentially acts as the ‘chief executive officer’, over seeing all of the councils business, leadership and service delivery.
A Weston resident since the age of three, her educational journey through Hutton Primary, St Martins, and Wyvern Comprehensive School, coupled with her personal life where she raised two daughters in Weston, underscores her bond with the town. Sarah’s professional background is impressive, her qualifications in Finance and Business Administration, including AAT Accountancy and National Diplomas in Business and Administration. Further enriching her expertise, Sarah has obtained a BA Honours degree in Community Governance during her tenure at Weston-super-Mare Town Council.
Sarah’s passion for Community Development and enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of the residents has been evident throughout her career. Notably, during the onset of COVID-19, Sarah led the transformation of her team into a community resilience unit. This initiative was pivotal in addressing the community’s immediate needs, fostering collaboration among newly formed volunteer groups, and establishing the community fridge – a testament to the solidarity and resourcefulness of Weston’s people during challenging times. Sarah also has managed and lead all of the council’s major projects since 2009. These include the development and creation of the Water Adventure Play Park, Castle Batch all-inclusive SEND park, refurbishments at the Blakehay Theatre and Milton Road Cemetery chapel and in more recent years, Weston Museum and now 32 Waterlooo street.
Championing the ethos of collaboration and partnership, Sarah has been passionate about uniting community groups in supporting the council’s anti-racism commitment and address the environmental emergency. Her vision for Weston involves building upon these foundations to foster stronger, safer communities, whilst also supporting sustaining heritage and cultural arts events in the town.
Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support from colleagues and councillors, her appointment marks a new chapter in Weston Town Council’s history, one where community, resilience, and shared growth remain at the forefront of its mission.
We warmly welcome Sarah Pearse to her new role and anticipate her continued contributions will lead Weston towards a brighter future.