Council Staff

Town Clerk
Town ClerkThe Town Clerk is the Council’s principal official known as the ‘Proper Officer’. His main role is to advise the Council; ensure decisions are lawful; and to implement those decisions. The Town Clerk is also responsible for the financial affairs of the Council – managing its budget and ensuring internal controls are in place to safeguard its funds and assets.

Our current Town Clerk, Peter Bennett, has been with the Council for over 20 years and has helped to shape and grow the Council as we have taken on more responsibilities.

Engagement Team

Engagement Officer
The Engagement Officer, Sam White, works with all interested parties in the parish, including residents, businesses, and other groups and organisations based in Redruth, to provide guidance in the development and delivery of sustainable community based social, environmental and economic regeneration activity. She oversees the Engagement Team and also the Library and Information Service, ensuring that the community is engaged with the Library. 

Acting Community Projects Manager
The main role of the Community Projects Manager is to develop and deliver community-based regeneration activity, including events and festivals. This includes working with residents, businesses, Cornwall Council and other groups and organisations either based in the Parish, or working for the benefit of Redruth. Our Acting Community Projects Manager is Alice Lamming


Marketing & Events Assistants

To help with the promotion of the work of the Town Council, the town markets and the festivals, the Community Projects Manager is supported by a Marketing & Events Assistant Keira Anderson


Library Manager

The Library Manager, Claire Waterhouse, is responsible for the development of the Library and Information Service, including tourist information. 

The Deputy Library Manager is Sarah Bolton


Library & Information Assistants

A number of Library & Information Assistants; Barbara Barnes, Tristan Berry, Tamsyn Downing, Maria Moreno-Felstead, Ken Sampson and Katy Teare, provide a friendly and efficient service. They, in turn are supported by a number of volunteers. 


Operations Team

Operations Officer
The Operations Officer, Abigail Hunt, leads a team to manage the Town Council's business operations, administration, HR and facilities management commitments, as well as being responsible for the production of the Council's annual report. In addition, she acts as the Clerk on Planning matters and oversees the work of Redruth Youth Council.
Administration Manager

Claire Coomber, the Administration Manager provides administration, HR and operations support to the Town Council, managing the performance of the administration team and providing support to Councillors and Committees, ensuring that all general, statutory and other procedures are followed.


Administration Assistants

The Administration Manager is supported by two Administration Assistants, Jo Pelham-Wales and Kelly O'Dell.


Facilities Manager

 The role of the Facilities Manager, Chris Strugnell, is to plan, programme and oversee the maintenance and improvement of all assets owned, leased and maintained under contract by Redruth Town Council. This incudes historic buildings, retail areas, street furniture, playgrounds, parks, open green spaces and footpaths.


Facilities Technicians

The Facilities Supervisor is supported by a team of three Facilities Technicians: Chris Curnow, Jason Hill and George Coombs; together with a Facilities Assistant, Roy Davey