GARY Cox got fed up of retirement – so on Monday he began a new job as clerk for Berkhamsted Town Council.
The 64-year-old retired from his admin job working for the government in Whitehall 18 months ago.
His commute used to take an hour-and-a-half each way but now he gets to work in just 10 minutes.
Mr Cox, pictured, of Ashlyns Road, Berkhamsted, has lived in the town for 27 years and his two children went to Ashlyns School.
He said: “I had a fantastic but short retirement. I went on holiday a bit with my wife, bought a dog and played an inordinate amount of golf – but surprisingly did not improve that much.
“It’s going to be good trying to improve the lives of people who live and work in Berkhamsted, and to retain the special heritage that the town has.”
One of his first commitments as council clerk is to keep its High Street offices in Berkhamsted Civic Centre open each day from Monday to Friday.
He thanked Susan Johnson for temporarily filling the post before he began the job.