Meet the Town Council Staff

We are here to help you

Stony Stratford Town Council employs three part-time staff who are based in the town council office in the library in Stony Stratford. They support the town councillors' activities and help people living and working in Stony town, Fullers Slade and Galley Hill.

Black and white head and shoulders photo of the Town Clerk Lynne ComptonLynne Compton
Town Clerk

The Town Clerk, Lynne Compton, attends all meetings to make sure that decisions are taken legally and then carried out properly. She also advises the councillors on policy regulations and regularly talks to local and regional authorities on the Town Council's behalf. The town clerk is generally the first point of contact for local residents.


Karen Hiser
Deputy Town Clerk 

The Deputy Town Clerk will deputise for the Town Clerk during periods of absence from the office. Additionally, the Deputy Town Clerk is responsible for ongoing and future services provided by the Town Council and manages the Council's Projects Committee


black and white head and shoulders photo of the Information Officer Melanie HydeMelanie Hyde
Information Officer

Melanie Hyde, the Information Officer, supports the Town Clerk and deals with specific projects for the Town Council. She also edits the Town Crier newsletter, this website and our Facebook page. Comments and suggestions are always welcome on how the town council can provide the community with better information on local projects, events and issues.

Please contact Melanie if you have any community news, photos or information for either the Town Crier or this community website. If you are part of a local community group or club, you can have your own page on this website or a link to your own site. Please contact Melanie for more details.  

The Town Crier is distributed to all households in Fullers Slade, Galley Hill and Stony town. Click here to download back copies and see copy deadline dates.

Black and white head and shoulders photograph of Ummara Qureshi, Environment and Planning Officer.Ummara Qureshi
Environment and Planning Officer

We are delighted to welcome Ummara Qureshi as Environment and Planning Officer (Temporary 1 year in the first instance to August 2021). This is a new role (8 hours per week), and the main duties are monitoring landscaping contractors, Planning Committee administration, and supporting the Events Working Group.