will be without town crier for another year
and Highbridge will be without an official Town Crier until next
Spring at the earliest, councillors have decided.
councillors have decided not to appoint a replacement for the
former town crier Fred Smith (pictured), who died last year, partly
due to their financial restraints.
clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The decision
has been made out of deference for Fred and also for economic
feel now is not a good time to be allocating money towards the
She added that the decision will be re-considered again by the
next council when it is appointed next April. Mr Smith died last
October after being Town Crier for 24 years.