Clerk to the Council

The Clerk to the Council and Responsible Finance Officer is Mrs Paula Benson.

Paula is a Principal member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and holds one of the sector specific qualifications listed in the Localism Act 2011.

She is responsible for ensuring the instructions of the Council in connection with its functions as a Local Authority are carried out.  Paula also has to ensure all financial records are correct and administer the Council’s finances.

Paula is the SLCC mentor for Clerks in North Yorkshire and is also acts as a tutor for the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Training Partnership, tutoring candidates for the CiLCA qualification.

Please contact Paula by email clerk@riponcity.gov.uk or by telephone on 01765 604097.

Whilst the office is open on Mondays and Thursdays it is possible to make an appointment to see the Clerk at other mutually convenient times.

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