The Mayor of Andover has spoken out about his ‘disappointment’ after fellow councillors voted against his proposals of appointing a town crier and purchasing new regalia for the town council.
At a full council meeting on Wednesday, August 8, Cllr David Coole put forward a motion which suggested that £4,000 be spent on appointing a town crier, following a competition to find the best candidate.The motion also proposed the purchasing of new regalia, at a cost of up to £12,000.
Both motions were overwhelmingly rejected.
And when you're looking through your stock photos of a traditional town crier, 'Andover Advertiser', this isn't it:
Mind you, these days, who knows? It probably would be!
H/T: Ian J via email