Town Hall Staff

Town Hall Staff

Woodstock Town Council is administered by a team of dedicated staff

Karen Howe – Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and is responsible for implementing all Council decisions as well as providing legal and administrative advice, procedures for the Council, which also includes financial management, and for ensuring that the Council acts properly and within the law.  The Clerk is responsible for all the other staff employed by the Council.  Karen Howe was appointed as Interim Town Clerk in December 2022, and her position was made permanent in November 2023. She is also the Clerk for Bladon Parish Council.


Rachel Peters is the Responsible Finance Officer

The Council’s finance accounts are managed by the Responsible Finance Officer. Working with the Council member for Finance, the RFO maintains the income and expenditure records, prepares monthly financial statements for the Council and monitors progress of the annual budget. This person is responsible for the preparation of the year end accounts.



Ian Watkins is the Council’s Caretaker

Ian has various duties at the Town Hall and Community Centre and also undertakes a variety of environmental tasks.