TOWN CRIERS, MACE BEARER & DEPUTY MACE BEARER
Blandford Forum Town Council takes pride in the continuation of traditional civic practices and procedures and has benefitted from having a Mace Bearer and Town Crier since the town of Blandford Forum was known as the Borough of Blandford. Both appointment holders have an excellent knowledge of the town’s history, civic pride and a commitment to the town. The Town Council appointed a Deputy Mace Bearer and Deputy Town Crier to assist the Existing Mace Bearer and Town Crier in 2015.
MACE BEARER & DEPUTY MACE BEARER
Duties include representing the town by attendance at civic events, within and outside of the town, and providing support to the Mayor.
A knowledge of the town’s history, civic procedures and the civic silver collection is required. An annual honorarium of £400 to the Mace Bearer and £400 to the Deputy Mace Bearer is paid, however no expenses are covered except for the cost of membership to the Guild of Mace Bearers.
Pictured on the left is Mace Bearer David Jardine and on the right, Deputy Mace Bearer James Watling.
Duties include representing the town by attendance at civic events within and outside of the town. which includes organising the Town Crier’s regional competition as part of the Georgian Fayre. There are opportunities to represent the town by travelling to other Town Crier events across the South. An annual honorarium of £300 is paid to each Town Crier, however no expenses are covered except for the cost of membership to the Guild of Town Criers.
Town Crier Jean Jeffrey (née Wells) and Town Crier Liz Rawlings