Helen Sage reports
Arthur Price-Jones has taken early retirement from his position as town clerk and deputy chief executive at Leicester City Council.
Price-Jones, a former chair of the Law Society's local government group and president of the Leicestershire law society, began his career in local government 30 years ago at Nottingham City Council.
He then worked at Liverpool City Council and the Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council before arriving at Leicester Council in 1982 as city attorney.
In 1993 he was appointed to the Law Society Council as a local government representative. He has no plans to stand down from the council.
He said: "I do not intend to spend all of my time improving my golf handicap. I hope there will be opportunities for me to use the experience of an enjoyable career in local government."