Milton Keynes Council has promoted Craig Barton to senior media
relations officer following the departure last month of Sheila Williams.
Williams, who was at Milton Keynes for 11 years, has taken up the post
of media relations manager at Argos. Barton has been working as a press
officer with Williams for the last three years. The department is in the
process of recruiting extra staff to meet the increased workload, partly
as a result of Milton Keynes becoming a unitary council in 1997, and
partly in anticipation of the Government’s best value initiative, and
expects to announce the new appointments in the next couple of weeks.