Council worker retires after serving Hailsham for 22 years

Liz Mason
Liz Mason

HAILSHAM Town Council’s receptionist and burials administrator has retired after 22 years of loyal service.

Liz Mason, who started working for the council in 1989 as a receptionist before taking on responsibilities for the administration of burials and cemetery records, has been hailed as a ‘model employee’ by the Mayor of Hailsham after her lengthy service to the community.

Cllr Jeff Bentley-Astor said: “Liz’s expertise and willingness to share her knowledge have been invaluable, both to colleagues and members of the public.

“Liz has been a model employee dedicating much of her working life to both the Council and residents over the years”.

Town Clerk Liz Jones paid tribute to her loyal service at a special farewell gathering with staff in the Mayor’s Parlouron June 29.

She said: “Liz has made a huge contribution to the day-to-day administration of the council and is held in very high esteem by council members past and present, colleagues and members of the public whom she has served during her 22 years of service.

“She has been tenacious and far-seeing in her drive to assist members of the public with matters relating to funerals and burials, and will be sorely missed by her colleagues. We wish her a very long, healthy and happy retirement.”

Liz Mason will spend more time with her husband Gerry, children and grandchildren, and her interests which include travel and gardening.

She said: “During the years I have worked for Hailsham Town Council I have met and worked with some lovely people and cannot emphasise how much I have absolutely enjoyed working here. Thank you to everyone for the generous gifts you have given me.”