Seaton’s stand-in town clerk resigns
Philip Higginson forced to give up his temporary council post for health reasons
SEATON’S stand-in town clerk has resigned for health reasons.
Philip Higginson, stood down from his town hall post, after revealing he is to undergo a heart bypass operation.
He took over as temporary town clerk after the council suspended David Mears, in February, pending an investigation - the details of which were never revealed.
Mr Mears subsequently resigned from his post, which has now been advertised.
Mr Higginson told The Herald he was confident a full time replacement would be found by September.
In the meantime he said he had no choice but to stand down ahead of his hospital admission.
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He said the current office staff, under manager Marie Prideaux, would keep the ship afloat while his successor was sought.