At new year I decided 2012 would be the year I would move on from local government, but at the time I had no idea what that would mean.

So here we are, barely halfway through the year and it’s happened. At the end of June I’ll be leaving Shropshire Council’s web team and joining the design team at Torchbox.

I’ll be sad to leave the many friends I have made over the past five years but won’t lie about the fact I’m counting the days until I can start with the team down in Oxfordshire. I’m looking forward to the many challenges a new job brings, as well as spending some time in one of the most beautiful parts of our little country.

Shropshire will always be home, and the fond memories I have of working in government means I intend to remain active in both communities whenever I can.