Kendal appoints legal veteran

Local government lawyer Hugh McClorry has been appointed Kendal Town Council town clerk.

McClorry, who has 24 years' experience with local authorities, has been in private practice since 1993.

He will replace CG Thomson Wilson partner Robert Metcalfe, who retired from the part-time position after eight years because of an increasing workload in his practice which coincided with extra responsibilities at the town council under the Neighbourhood Secretariat scheme.