June 9, 2011
cuts rule out appointment of Burnham-On-Sea town crier
and Highbridge will be without a town crier for at least another
year due to the high costs of employing one, the Town Council
has decided this week.
meeting of councillors on Monday approved a recommendation from
the council's own Policy Finance Committee not to appoint one.
given consideration to the need for a crier, their duties, expenses,
regalia, payment and recruitment, members felt this was not an
appropriate time to consider the recruitment of a Town Crier,"
a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
council decided that the decision will be reviewed each year.
and Highbridge's last crier, Fred Smith, died in 2009 after 24
years in the role. He became crier in 1985 after the town council
revived the position following a period of around 50 years with
no-one in the role.
Burnham's last Town Crier, the late Fred Smith, who died in 2009