Town Clerk

Sylv Dobie

sylvMrs Sylvia Dobie is the Town Clerk and Proper Financial Officer for Gillingham Town Council. She has held this post since 2004 and is now a CILCA (Clerk's Certificate in Local Government Administration) Qualified Clerk, this enabled the Town Council to apply for Quality Status and was achieved in 2010.

She has the overall responsibility for the day to day operations of Gillingham Town Council including the management of the Town Council's Finances.

Sylvia Dobie joined the council in 1989 as Assistant Town Clerk.  In 2010 she was given the honour of the Freedom of the Town of Gillingham.

The National Association of Local Councils awarded Sylvia, Runner Up UK Clerk of the Year in 2017.


  • Draft precept
  • Receipts
  • Payments
  • Book Keeping
  • Quarterly Accounts
  • Annual Accounts
  • Budgetary Control
  • Assist Internal Auditor
  • Annual Return
  • Wages / Salaries
  • PAYE
  • VAT
  • Pension Scheme
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Financial Regulations
  • Standing Orders (Annual Review)