Mayor of Christchurch

Town Crier for Christchurch

The Town Council is to hold a Town Crier competition for the position of Town Crier. In explaining the revival of the ancient role in Christchurch her Worship the Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Mrs Bungey said:

“It has long been a hope of mine that during my Mayoral year I could reinstate the position of Town Crier to our ancient town.  This would be  a voluntary post and would not incur any cost to the Council or its residents.  Our last Town Crier was Keith Jackman, who for many years held this prestigious post representing the people and town of Christchurch.  I am therefore proposing to hold a competition on Saturday 12 February in Saxon Square at 12 noon.

Candidates can just turned up, meeting under the arches of the old Town Hall in the High Street to put their names forward in good time before 12 noon, to the panel of judges, or they can contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Emma Cross on ecross@christchurch-tc.gov.uk or telephone 01202 022034 giving their details.  Candidates will each be asked to read (shout) a  pre printed Cry.”