She replaces clerk Sue Capener who has stepped down to become a part-time project officer for the town council.
Helen has been working in local councils for more than a decade. She worked with councils across Gloucestershire helping them create parish plans.
For the past three years Helen has worked as clerk for Dursley Town Council and has been involved in such projects as the town council’s new youth centre.
“I live in the Stroud area so know the town well. With Lansdown Hall, the Neighbourhood Development Plan and other projects it’s an exciting time to join Stroud,” said Helen.