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Meet the team: Niki

Niki joined Weymouth Town Council as Democratic and Administration Officer in June 2019. She had previously worked for Dorset Council as an Administrative Officer in Child Protection and as Administrator for the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board:

“I wanted to remain in local government but wanted to work for a much smaller organisation, in a more community-focussed role. I’m enjoying working with a great bunch of people who are genuinely passionate about making Weymouth a great place to live, work and visit.”

Weymouth Beach volleyball event 2019
Niki, pictured front and centre at an event on Weymouth beach in 2019

As a part of the team who takes calls from members of the public, Niki is often the first person you’ll speak to if you contact us. Behind the scenes, Niki has a number of responsibilities that are essential to the running of the Full Council and Committee function. This includes managing the production and publishing of agendas/papers and Committee minutes.

Niki also works to support our Councillors and Committee decisions, helping to introduce new ways of working when needed:

“I’m currently working on a new way of supporting the Planning and Licensing Committee meetings. The Committee has just agreed a move to 4 weekly meetings, and a new process is in place to make Councillors aware of new planning notifications received.”

The role requires a great deal of flexibility and Niki is always ready to offer help where it’s needed. In the past this has involved stepping in to assist at popular local events:

“I’m proud to have been involved in the smooth running of the Remembrance Sunday event in November 2019. I look forward to being able to do so again, as and when large events can go ahead once more.”

Weymouth’s Remembrance Sunday service, held in November 2019

Some of Niki’s favourite Weymouth events include the Dragon Boat Racing and Volleyball:

“I really enjoy these events that take place on the beach and also the Seafood Festival, which is held around the harbour. If I could choose an event to bring back, I would like to see the return of Trawler Race Day to Weymouth.”