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'Harmony and compromise' is Sark's civil servant plan

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SARK'S first ever civil servant is hoping to help deliver harmony and compromise between the divided opinions within the island.

SARK'S first ever civil servant is hoping to help deliver harmony and compromise between the divided opinions within the island.

On board his stormy boat trip to Sark yesterday, Colin Kniveton said his role was to offer advice and assistance to Chief Pleas during his four-month interim appointment, but insisted he would not be dictating to the island.

Mr Kniveton, pictured, has arrived in Sark with his wife Barbara and starts his new role on 1 November, knowing there are some critics of his appointment within the 600-strong population, including reported concern from within the establishment.

Nevertheless Mr Kniveton still hopes to bring divided groups together in the island – despite the ongoing feud between the establishment and Sark Estate Management – to enable the vision for Sark to be realised by Chief Pleas.

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