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A Tribute to Sandra Ackerman

By Sarah Pike Sutton-on-Trent Parish Website

Saturday, 30 January 2021


Sutton-on-Trent Parish Website Contributor


On 31st December 2020 our lovely Clerk, Sandra Ackermann, passed away. We are devastated to bring you such sad news and we would like to pay a small tribute to this very special lady.

Sandra joined the Parish Council as our Clerk on 1st October 2018. In a little over two years Sandra revolutionised the running of the Parish Council. She worked tirelessly to review, update and publish the Council’s standing orders and policies and procedures. Sandra was also key to ensuring the Council’s compliance with newly emerging legislature and often complex regulations such as GDPR.

During her tenure Sandra has reformed the Council’s operating model leveraging technology where possible and quickly bringing the Council into the 21st century, a challenge in its own right! Sandra was solely responsible for the creation of and upkeep of the Parish website, an essential resource that enables the Council to communicate with village residents and the public. Sandra was also integral to the Nurseries Hall working group taking on the role of Secretary and assisting with planning and preparation work that quickly became fundamental to on-going success of the group and the project.

More recently, during the pandemic, Sandra quickly moved Council meetings to a virtual platform, making time for one-to-one training sessions as well as practice sessions thus ensuring the Council was fully online and able to meet during this challenging time.

Sandra was the lifeblood of the Parish Council. She was a highly efficient and motivated individual who brought a smile to faces on a frequent basis. She made Council life simple, always available for a call, always friendly, always professional and always respected. Her passing presents a huge loss to us all.

A truly wonderful lady, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Members of the Parish Council

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