Macclesfield to Re-Introduce the Town Crier

macclesfield_CouncilMacclesfield Town Council are launching a search for a new Town Crier, following their decision at the end of 2016 to re-introduce the position. Macclesfield, being the social and economic focus for east Cheshire for centuries, has hosted numerous civic posts, including a Town Crier, who’s job it was to make public announcements.

The honourary post will play a key role in the civic and public life of the town, attending selected events and civic occasions and helping to promote the town, its attractions and its culture.

Pete Turner of Macclesfield Town Council commented, “this will be a very interesting role for someone with a love for Macclesfield as well as perhaps to some extent a love of performance. We are looking for someone who will be happy to bring this traditional role to life again and add value to the town and someone who will add colour to our town.”

For more information on the voluntary role and the selection process, you can contact Macclesfield Town Council by calling 01625 374142 or emailing clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 11th February.