Apply to be Windsor and Maidenhead's town crier

Apply to be Windsor and Maidenhead's town crier

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Annabel Howard

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Apply to be Windsor and Maidenhead's town crier
Cllr Alan Mellins has persuaded the Royal Borough to look into re-establishing the role of town crier.

Vocal individuals with a 'fine, loud voice and great sense of humour' are being encouraged to apply for the job of Royal Borough town crier.

Maidenhead has been without the ceremonial role since 1922 and Windsor since 1892.

The search for a new borough town crier is the brainchild of Cllr Alan Mellins (Con, Cox Green).

"We are all justifiably proud of our heritage and royal connections and I felt strongly that the role of town crier would be a fitting addition to many of our events in towns and villages across the borough," he said.

The council voted in July to adopt his motion.

Duties will include ‘to regularly perambulate the towns to welcome residents and visitors alike, spreading warmth and joy amongst all people’.

The role is voluntary but mileage will be paid where required as will expenses for any engagements outside of the borough.

The closing date for applications is Monday, October 15.

Visit rbwm.gov.uk or call Andrew Scott on 01628 796028 for details on how to apply.

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